Product name: "Mercurial" or "mercurial"?

Adrian Buehlmann adrian at
Sun Mar 30 11:00:49 CDT 2008

On 30.03.2008 17:48, Adrian Buehlmann wrote:
> On 30.03.2008 16:22, Matt Mackall wrote:
>> "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. 
> Thanks Matt.
> I've applied the rules to the wiki start page:
> I hope the formatting is ok. Please edit if not. It uses the MoinMoin term definition
> syntax as shown on HelpOnLists (" term:: definition").

See also the new wiki page at

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