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Thursday, May 28, 2015
What is the origin of "uppercase" and "lowercase"?
In the days of typesetting, compositors stored their type in different type cases. These compositors arranged the type such that capital letters were found in the upper type case while lowercase letters were in the lower case. Over time, these upper and lower designations became a method for differentiating capital and miniscule letters.