"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.

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What is the appropriate capitalization of 'ß'?

I am not a German speaker but I am working on a software program that is used by German speaking users. So here is the question: In a software application that displays and stores data to a DB in "...
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“das neue” oder “das Neue”?

Ich korrigiere gerade die Abschlussarbeit eines Freundes und bin mir bei einer Stelle unsicher: Da in einem zukünftigen Labor sowohl die alte 3-Lagen-Schwenkvorrichtung als auch die Neue parallel ...
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Book Title Capitalization

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 ...
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Großschreibung von Hauptwörtern und schnelles Lesen

Es gibt Studien, dass deutsche Leser einen Text langsamer lesen, wenn alles kleingeschrieben wird. Das könnte aber auch an der Gewohnheit liegen. Ich erinnere mich, gehört zu haben, dass es eine ...
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What is the origin of the rules about the capitalization of the first letter of each noun?

To my knowledge, German is the only language which capitalize the first letter of each of its nouns. Why is there such a rule? Meines Wissens ist Deutsch die einzige Sprache, in der der erste ...