Discussion (8)

  1. swolfearch

    I almost agree; file names *are* case sensitive, so anyone who had experienced a problem with that might well believe e-mail addresses and URLs are also case sensitive.

    Another question related to case: Why do most architects use only uppercase?

    • MrJackson

      File names/paths are not case sensitive (on windows, default configuration).

    • Tim

      One observation on using only upper case in drawings. We (or I should say most offices I have worked at) have a tendency to print half size sets and on occasion ‘almost’ half size sets (11×17) to make for a more portable version and for in house discussion. In these instances using lower case tends to be more difficult to read. I would ask the question is why do so many of us insist on using a font that fakes the hand lettered look. Usually these are more difficult to read and doubly so in my above instance of reduced size prints.

  2. swolfearch

    Sorry; not all file names are case sensitive, perhaps only on Unix servers, which are common.

    Someday, Tim, you may find that any font on half-size drawings is difficult to read!

    • Tim

      Yes they are ‘getting’ that way. But my point is that some fonts are clearer then others.

    • swolfearch

      I understood your point, Tim. I know those hand lettering fonts are out there, but I haven’t seen them in some time. We’re at or past the point when readability on screen is at least as important as on paper.

  3. AndrewM

    File names and file paths are case sensitive on every OS except Mac OS X (where it’s optional but a bad idea) and Windows. Furthermore, passwords are always case sensitive at the OS level. I’m prepared to bet that a lot of people are as uninformed as Peter, and surely the correct behavior if you are uninformed is to ask the question.

  4. Wolf

    Used to be that capitilization in e-mails did matter (late 90s), don’t know when it changed though