David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 1:59 AM, Thomas Ackermann <th.ac...@arcor.de> wrote:
>> @@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ History Viewers
>>     - *gitweb* (shipped with git-core)
>> -   GITweb provides full-fledged web interface for GIT repositories.
>> +   GITweb provides full-fledged web interface for Git repositories.
> What about GITweb?
>> diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt 
>> b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
>> index d377a35..0df13ff 100644
>> --- a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
>> +++ b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
>> @@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ in ref value.  Log lines are formatted as:
>>  Where "oldsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value previously
>>  stored in <ref>, "newsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value of
>>  <newvalue> and "committer" is the committer's name, email address
>> -and date in the standard GIT committer ident format.
>> +and date in the standard Git committer ident format.
> IMO some of these look nicer when everything is lowercase.
> e.g. "standard git committer ident format".

I do not think we ever intended to change the *name* of the

In the early days, we wrote GIT in places where, if we were doing a
fancier typography, we would have used drop-caps for the latter two
(i.e. it is "Git" spelled in a font whose lower case alphabets have
the same shape as upper case ones but are smaller).  So there were
only "git" vs "Git".

If I were to decide today to change the spellings, with an explicit
purpose of making things more consistent across documentation, it
may make sense to use even a simpler rule that is less error-prone
for people who write new sentences that has to have the word.  How
about treating it just like any other ordinary word?  That is, we
say "git" (without double-quotes, of course), unless it comes at the
beginning of a sentence?

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