Capitalization is a feature of case-sensitive languages to foster relevance. In terms of software it draws attention to words with capital letters. For a consistent look and feel of the software it is important to implement capitalization consistently. On the other hand, capitalization slows down translation and increases the risk of inconsistent terminology.
There are two types of capitalization, title capitalization and sentence style capitalization:
Title capitalization is when every word in a sentence, statement, phrase, or label are capitalized except for certain words. Words with less than five letters are generally lowercase in titles, unless they are the first or last words in a title.
Do not capitalize:
Use title capitalization in the following cases:
Sentence style capitalization is when the first letter of the sentence, statement, phrase, or label is capitalized and all other words are lower case. The only exception to this is proper nouns which are always capitalized.
Use sentence style capitalization in the following cases: