"Capitalization" is the name for a group of rules that specify if the first letter of a word has to be written as an uppercase letter or a lowercase letter. Most important capitalization-rule in german language: Every noun beginns with an uppercase letter. But there are more capitalization-rules.
Some noun abbreviations seem to be written completely in capitals, while others only begin with a capital. Abb. (Abbildung) Bhf. (Bahnhof) Jh. (Jahrhundert) EL (Esslöffel) AKW (Atomkraftwerk) PLZ ...
Looking in linguee.de, I've found just about as many versions with "Laufenden" as with "laufenden". Is this perhaps something that has changed in the new spelling reform?
At my work we are working on some software involving the capitalization of book titles. Under pronouns it is set to not capitalize, yet "Sie" is always capitalized. I thought pronouns were not ...