From: Doug Ewell (email@example.com)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 00:12:04 CDT
Sorry, I promised I would stay out of this thread and all its spawn, but
since this isn't about Hebrew vs. Phoenician OR Fraktur vs. Antiqua...
Peter Kirk <peterkirk at qaya dot org> wrote:
> Well, I understand this as it is partly true of English as well. But
> surely German newspapers, like English language ones, regularly use
> upper case only in headlines? This implies that readers are expected
> to read upper case MORE easily than lower case, at least for short
> texts like headlines.
I'm sure it's not true for all newspapers in all Latin-script cultures,
but in most of the newspapers I see, the trend over the last 50 years
has definitely been *away* from all-caps headlines. Most headlines tend
to be in Title Caps or Sentence caps. (The front page of the New York
Times, with its double- or triple-decked top-story headline in a
relatively small point size, is often an exception.)
As a former journalist and copy editor (in college) I tend to notice
OK, I'll zip it now.
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