[Development] toLower() vs. toCaseFolded()

deDietrich Gabriel Gabriel.deDietrich at theqtcompany.com
Thu Dec 10 01:03:25 CET 2015

On Dec 9, 2015, at 1:27 PM, Thiago Macieira <thiago.macieira at intel.com<mailto:thiago.macieira at intel.com>> wrote:

For example, when title-casing in French, you drop accents ("école" becomes "Ecole").

This is off-topic but no, you don’t. Please, stop propagating this.

This is a common mistake introduced mostly during the typewriter era and perpetuated by the (obvious, in my opinion) inadequacy of the AZERTY keyboard layout and input methods for writing French. The Académie française is unambiguously clear about accents on capital letters as are all serious French typography guides.

Mandatory Wikipedia link: https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_des_majuscules_en_français#Accentuation_des_majuscules_et_des_capitales<https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_des_majuscules_en_fran%C3%A7ais#Accentuation_des_majuscules_et_des_capitales> (actually, the English article is a bit more explicit about the current state of confusion https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitalization#Accents).

Best regards,

Dr. Gabriel de Dietrich
Senior Software Developer
The Qt Company — www.qt.io<http://www.qt.io>

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