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Help with copyedit of Cassandra caseEdit

Hey Baffle gab (and not babble gab). I was wondering if I could get your opinion on capitals. The article Cassandra case was created with a lowercase c in case. Cassandra Case was capitalized as written in bold in the lead. I changed it to match the title of the article. However, I think the c in case should be capitalized. The thing is I am not aware of a specific rule that matches my thinking. What do you think? Note, the article is not fully copyedited yet. PopularOutcasttalk2me! 19:03, 22 January 2019 (UTC)

I did finish copyediting the article now but still would like your opinion. PopularOutcasttalk2me! 22:37, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Hi P.O.; because 'case' is an ordinary noun, I think it should be lower case in this context. If any English-language sources contradict this I'd defer to the way they cover it. In fact, I'm not sure any English sources would use the term 'Cassandra case' to describe it; anyway I know you're not working on content but I've found two English-language sources; The Grauniad (overturn) and BBC (conviction). So I'm good for something, anyway! ;D Cheers, Baffle gab1978 23:17, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Cool, thanks! I didn't even try to look for English sources because I am, apparently, an idiot. LOL. And, yes, it wouldn't be described that way in English so it stays as is. The more perplexing thing is that the person, Cassandra, is transgender and the court documents refer to her by her given male name but the Spanish Wikipedia article doesn't mention anything about it. So, I didn't. Just chatting here but I would think an article about the court case (and not about the person) would point that out. Then again, all the Spanish news articles I read refer to her by Cassandra. So, meh. PopularOutcasttalk2me! 23:43, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
Yes I noticed the transgender status but didn't think it important. I didn't check the Spanish sources, I don't do Spanish and translation engines are usually a joke (but better than they used to be!). Meh indeed. :) Baffle gab1978 00:16, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Baffling indeed but my first language was Spanish, second was English. Problem is I never formally studied much Spanish and I hardly speak it or heard it spoken anymore. But, I can get the gist of stuff with the translation engines and figure out what I don't know. I've tried doing that with other languages and it doesn't work so I understand how hard it can be. I feel comfortable doing the type of work needed for that copyedit but I would not feel comfortable writing an article on Spanish Wikipedia or even translating a whole one into English (though I pretty much checked the whole translation from Spanish on the Cassandra one). Again thanks for your help and camaraderie. PopularOutcasttalk2me! 01:42, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
No worries; thanks for your work here too. :) I wouldn't be comfortable translating from other languages either; knowing how subtle changes in English spelling, punctuation, etc. can change the meaning of a whole sentence, I daresay most of it would be gobbledygook! :D Cheers, Baffle gab1978 01:58, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
Based on this search for "Miranda case", I think a lower-case "c" is appropriate. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:28, 23 January 2019 (UTC)
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