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Could you please remove the automatic capitalization on tabs (e.g. Question page, Users page) for localized sites like Stack Overflow in Russian and "Русский язык"?

questions

users

This lies on the translator's shoulders.

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    Same for SOes please! – fedorqui Jan 30 at 15:15
  • Is There A Reason Why? – Mari-Lou A Jan 30 at 15:18
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    @Mari-LouA because it's wrong to use capitalized word in the middle of the sentence in Russian. If it's not a abbreviation of course. – αλεχολυτ Jan 30 at 15:26
  • But a sentence needs a subject and a verb, I doubt "Profile Page" or "New Users" can be considered sentences even in English. They're just titles, names of tabs. Names are capitalised... – Mari-Lou A Jan 30 at 15:43
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    @Mari-LouA maybe I should use term "phrase" instead of "sentence" here. But even in Russian phrase capitalized words in the middle look very odd. – αλεχολυτ Jan 30 at 15:46
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    @Mari-LouA: Names Are Capitalized Only in English, so automatic capitalization needs to be a per-site (or per-localization language) setting. – Vlad Jan 30 at 15:48
  • @Mari-LouA It's an issue on all of the non-English sites. Title case is not used in Spanish, Russian, or Portuguese. – Catija Jan 30 at 16:19
  • @Catija Questions/requests/bugs should be self-contained. I was already aware of this issue but it is not common knowledge among native speakers. The OP could at least explain the reason for asking; e.g. capitalising nouns in titles is rarely, if ever, done in Russian. – Mari-Lou A Jan 30 at 17:35
  • Related: meta.stackexchange.com/a/315979/260198 status-planned...4 month ago (¬‿¬ ). And as Catija said, this shouldn't be title case even on English sites. – Suvitruf Jan 30 at 17:50
  • @Catija Will SE soon implement title case in Japanese? :) Amazing new linguistical invention by SE! – Meta Bug Wizard Jan 31 at 1:59
  • Looks like they have fixed it. – Suvitruf Jan 31 at 5:25
  • @Suvitruf we now need to fix translations – αλεχολυτ Jan 31 at 5:26
  • @älёxölüt lets do it. – Suvitruf Jan 31 at 5:27
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We used a short term CSS solution to fix the preferred casing of our question filters... which caused some issues down the line with our translations.

These strings were changed in the markup on English, and will be translated down the line with proper translations.

We've published our grammar and mechanics section on Stacks, which should help in casing decisions in the future—both in refactors and new views.

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