Capitalization Rules and Acronyms
August 24, 2005 5:57 PM Subscribe
I'm trying to figure out the proper capitalization rules for acronyms.
posted by cm to writing & language (16 answers total)
Best explanation I've found so far is over at NASA
. The only thing I'm not clear on is what they mean by "proper name". Obviously, in the title of a document the usual capilization rules apply but I'm talking about in the middle of a sentence. For example, is it "The dynamic host configuration protocol ..." or "The Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ..." and why?
* Read-Only Memory or read only memory?
* Personal Computer or personal computer?
Is there a particular set of rules for technical abreviations vs non technical ones?
Maybe this is obvious to native writers but I'm having trouble pinning down the diffrence. Any help would be appreciated.