"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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When do we capitalize numbers or fractions?

When do we have to capitalize numbers or fractions of a number or a quantity when writing them out like in Sie hatten erst drei Viertel/drei viertel/Drei Viertel des Weges zur├╝ckgelegt. Es ist ...
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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 ...
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When should one capitalize adjectives/numerals which are used as noun?

In which cases is the noun capitalized and why? 1) Der eine kam, der andere nicht. 2) Peter ist der Beste. 3) Ich denke, wir haben das Wichtigste gesehen. I have spelled the sentences ...
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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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Isn't “sie” always supposed to be capitalized?

A friend wrote this sentence: und sie sagt... Isn't "sie" always supposed to be capitalized?