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English translation: case-sensitive

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German term or phrase:Groß-Kleinschreibweise
English translation:case-sensitive
Entered by: Dierk Seeburg
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18:22 Jun 18, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Printing & Publishing
German term or phrase: Groß-Kleinschreibweise
Here is the sentance:
In der Regel werden alle Text in der Groß-Kleinschreibweise gesetzt.
I haven't seen a term like this before and am not positive as to what it refers to.
Many Thanks!
CarDel
Local time: 13:14
case-sensitive
Explanation:
"As a rule, all texts are written case-sensitive."
You often find the expression in relation to computer programs and internet, where addresses and/or passwords may or may not be case-sensitive. A search in Google found plenty of hits in this context.
Selected response from:

Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 20:14
Grading comment
Thank you. I was wondering why on earth anyone would feel they needed to make this kind of a statement. Obviously we all write in upper and lower case.
So this answer was helpful. I thought I was totally missing something here, but apparently it means just what it says.
3 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naAs a rule, typesetting considers German uppercase spelling of nounsGoetz Sachse
nacase-sensitiveBarbara Schmidt-Runkel
na...all text is presented (written) in upper and lower case.
Parrot
naupper- and lowercase spelling
Dierk Seeburg
naupper and lower case spelling
Kim Metzger


  

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9 mins
upper and lower case spelling


Explanation:
I'm really not sure either what is intended. Schreibweise is spelling. Groß/kleinbuchstabe is upper/lower case letter. It would be nice to have some more context.


    Collins unabridged German-English Dictionary
Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 13:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 155

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Judith Schmid
4 hrs
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23 mins
upper- and lowercase spelling


Explanation:
Uppercase (1 word) and lowercase (1 word) are usually used as adjectives, but can be used as verbs, as well.

Cheerio,
Dierk


    American Heritage Dictionary
Dierk Seeburg
Local time: 12:14
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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47 mins
...all text is presented (written) in upper and lower case.


Explanation:
It's really "writing", but in printing upper case is understood as capitals and lower case as small letters.

Parrot
Spain
Local time: 20:14
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
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6 hrs
case-sensitive


Explanation:
"As a rule, all texts are written case-sensitive."
You often find the expression in relation to computer programs and internet, where addresses and/or passwords may or may not be case-sensitive. A search in Google found plenty of hits in this context.


    Reference: http://www.google.com
Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 20:14
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 3
Grading comment
Thank you. I was wondering why on earth anyone would feel they needed to make this kind of a statement. Obviously we all write in upper and lower case.
So this answer was helpful. I thought I was totally missing something here, but apparently it means just what it says.
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8 hrs
As a rule, typesetting considers German uppercase spelling of nouns


Explanation:
...to make the difference clear

Goetz Sachse
Local time: 20:14
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Feb 23, 2010 - Changes made by Steffen Walter:
Field (specific)(none) » Printing & Publishing


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