Many online glossaries start every term with a capital letter, such as in this example:
- Comptes d’accumulation
- Accumulation accounts
Since these terms would only be capped at the start of a sentence, translators ought to import them without the initial caps.
Use the following formula in Excel to remove leading caps. The formula below assumes the first term is in cell E1, but to change it to wherever your first term is, then paste it down all the rows containing terms.
Please note that if you don’t use Excel in English, you will need to translate the formula words. Also, if you have your system set to use decimal commas, replace the commas in the formula with semi-colons.
The reason the formula is so long is because it initially checks to see whether the second character is capped. If the second character is also capped, it assumes the term is an acronym, and therefore does not change the first character to lower case.