Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Mexican All Caps Revisited
If you, like me, have decided to honor the MEXICAN LEGAL TRADITION OF WRITING DOCUMENTS WITH ALL-CAPS, AND WITH PLENTY OF BOLDFACE, you should know that Microsoft Word, at least in my case, ignores the spelling of words in all caps when a spell check is run. This means that if you are not a perfect typist (or speller), you could unwittingly let unsightly and offending all caps-gaffes reach your clients' computer screens.
Even if you have opted not to follow the Mexican legal all caps tradition, there are always company names and people's names in all caps whose typos could go unnoticed.
Not that you as skilled legal translators would do such a thing. Nevertheless, I am warning you on the off chance that this could happen.