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User Guide / Settings / Language Settings / Capital Letters Panel

Capital Letters Panel

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Unknown capitalized words

If the corrector encounters a word it does not recognize that begins with a capital letter, it assumes it is a proper noun. This allows it to continue its analysis. If you wish, Antidote can alert you when it encounters an unknown word that it assumes to be a proper noun. We strongly encourage you to enable this setting. This way, you will be warned that the corrector does not know the word, and you can add it to your personal dictionary, particularly if it’s a name that you use often.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Only the first occurrence

If this setting is enabled, the corrector will alert you only on the first occurrence of an unknown word that begins with a capital. The alert will be disabled upon subsequent occurrences of the word. However, the alert will be re-enabled if you exit the corrector and relaunch it. This setting can be useful if, in a given text, you use a proper noun several times but don’t want to add it to your personal dictionary.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Words whose meanings change with capitalization

Some words have different meanings depending on whether they begin with a capital letter. For example, advent refers to the time leading up to any event, while Advent refers to a particular period in the Christian calendar. If this setting is enabled, the corrector will flag such words.

  • This setting is disabled by default.

Capitalization errors in titles

In English, every word in a title should normally begin with a capital letter except articles, coordinating conjunctions and short prepositions. If this box is checked, Antidote will detect and correct all such errors in titles.

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Unusual capitalization

If this box is checked, Antidote will flag words that include a capital letter for no apparent reason (e.g. *I Want to go.).

  • This setting is enabled by default.

Colon

Depending on the conventions followed, independent clauses that come after a colon (“:”) can start with either a capital or a lowercase letter. Using this setting, you can instruct the corrector to require either lowercase or capital letters after a colon, or to accept either.

  • This setting accepts either case by default.