Product name: "Mercurial" or "mercurial"?
mpm at selenic.com
Sun Mar 30 09:22:31 CDT 2008
On Sun, 2008-03-30 at 00:58 +0100, Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
> Attn: Corporate Identity Department
> What is the official product name for use in text?
> "mercurial" or "Mercurial"?
> I start seeing more and more "mercurial"...
> The hgbook uses "Mercurial".
> ols-mercurial-paper.pdf from wiki page "Presentations" uses "Mercurial".
> But the new logo uses "mercurial".
> I would like to know this for the wiki.
> For example, what is the correct way in text:
> "For a hands-on introduction to using Mercurial, see the tutorial."
> "For a hands-on introduction to using mercurial, see the tutorial."
"Mercurial" is the appropriate thing to use in prose. For the record,
the old logo used lowercase "mercurial" too. And used "Hg", for that
matter. So here are the rules:
- "mercurial" in the logo
- "mercurial" in filenames, package names, URLs, etc.
- "Mercurial" everywhere else when referring to the software
- "hg" when referring to the command
- "Hg" when referring to the element or as a shorthand for Mercurial
For the curious, some other projects with capitalized names but
lowercase logos: Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, and Mozilla.
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