Rules for Using the Name "Mercurial"

"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:

  1. "mercurial" in the logo
  2. "mercurial" in filenames, package names, URLs, etc.
  3. "Mercurial" everywhere else when referring to the software
  4. "hg" when referring to the command
  5. "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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