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Capitalize (first letter uppercase): groß schreiben / Großschreibung All-Caps Versalien / Majuskeln / Blockschrift / Großbuchstaben ... but "Blockschrift" is mainly used for handwriting "Großschrift" is generally used to mean large letters, like in books that are intended for elderly readers with bad eyesight. These would normally have upper- ...


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Capitalization is frequently used for emphasis, but English and German differ in which words are accepted to be marked this way, because it’s a stronger register in German orthography, where it is applied to the heads of nominal groups (in addition to proper nouns and sentence-initial words as in English). It’s hardly used for purely stylistic purposes in ...


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If you refer to a word starting in upper case, like in Substantive werden im Deutschen großgeschrieben "großschreiben" or "groß schreiben" normally refers to the initial letter of a word only. All uppercase is less commonly used and thus expressed by a printers' technical term as SUBSTANTIVE kann man auch in schreiben Here Kapitälchen ...


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There are different terms for Uppercase (or: All caps) writing: Wikipedia has “Majuskelschrift, Versalschrift oder Kapitalschrift”. I’m not sure if Großschrift is synonymous to those terms; personally, I wouldn’t expect all-caps text but text with bigger font size. Anyway, here’s a Google NGram chart of those four terms (I’m quite surprised at the result — I ...



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