Each item in the user profile edit menu is capitalized:


Probably it's normal for English, but not good for other languages like Russian:


Link to your profile for Stack Overflow in Russian here.

Is it possible to allow translators to decide which letter case should be used in each separate case?

Possibly related to this issue and should be fixed by modifying CSS.

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    – user1228
    Sep 14, 2017 at 20:49
  • @Won't emoji must die! At least on SE. P.S. I'm glad to see your funny comment on my post again :) Sep 14, 2017 at 20:53
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    I't pretty standard in English to do this for titles, so I don't think they're going to change it for the English sites.
    – Catija
    Sep 14, 2017 at 21:30
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    It's indeed pretty standard in English, but it s***s. (Why? Because it harms readability.) So if this could be propagated to the English sites as well, I'd be grateful. At the very least, it would be consistent with the capitalization of (most) questions on all sites in the network.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 14, 2017 at 21:48
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    @Glorfindel Headings are not question titles... I disagree with your assertion that they should be in sentence case when they're not sentences. I don't understand why "Ask question" is more readable than "Ask Question". The title of this question is annoying and difficult to read but the headings are only two or three words at most. I'm honestly more perturbed that it's not "Ask a Question".
    – Catija
    Sep 14, 2017 at 21:53
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    @Catija medium.com/@jsaito/making-a-case-for-letter-case-19d09f653c98 in the Apple vs. Google debate, this is one of the very few cases where I agree with Google. Actually, the optimal readability seems to be somewhere in the middle; if you capitalize all nouns, like German does, you come close. But that's a discussion for another place (and time?), we're going off-topic and it's probably my fault.
    – Glorfindel Mod
    Sep 14, 2017 at 22:03
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    Not sure why this got a site-specific close vote. Russian SO isn't the only localized site. Sep 15, 2017 at 8:39

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This Is Fixed In The Next Build. I Have Also Applied The Fix On Rus.Se As Well As Es.So. On Pt.So I Have Left It As Is, Because A Trustworthy Person Has Assured Me That Speaking Like This Is A Thing In Portuguese.

  • Спасибо Вам Большое От Всего Русскоязычного Сообщества! Don't forget Ja.SO :) Sep 28, 2017 at 14:38
  • My understanding is that there is no casing in Japanese, so that wouldn't really be an issue, right?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 28, 2017 at 14:39
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    It's a joke about Ja. Sep 28, 2017 at 14:41
  • Because this fix should not be applied to beta sites :-D Sep 28, 2017 at 14:45
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    How long need to wait for a new build? It's still old after 15 minutes. Sep 28, 2017 at 14:53
  • We deploy multiple times a day, but not for every single fix :)
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 28, 2017 at 14:53
  • Sometimes I see a bunch of builds (according to rev#) within a ~10 minutes. Sep 28, 2017 at 14:55
  • Yeah, that usually happens when someone broke something and needs to rollback and/or fix :)
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 28, 2017 at 14:56
  • It's happening too often :) Will wait for build before accepting. Sep 28, 2017 at 14:57
  • @alexolut where can I see the build number as well?
    – NVZ
    Sep 28, 2017 at 15:37
  • @NVZ at the bottom of every page. Right angle. Sep 28, 2017 at 15:39
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    @alexolut It's deployed now.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Sep 28, 2017 at 16:12
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    Unfortunately, we still have capitalized letters on rus.stackexchange.com. Could you please fix it? meta.stackexchange.com/q/312035/379531
    – Aer
    Jul 6, 2018 at 10:18

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