Talk:Belgian official journal

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A more detailed explenation of its contents and history with dates would be nice.


What exactly is the reason to make it lowercase to "Belgian official journal"? This is not a description of something, this is a specific official thing, regardless of whether or not there is an official English translation. Look at Category:Government gazettes: all or virtually all other articles are capitalised. Similarly, most Belgian institutions or things that have an article have a capitalised title. As for this specific topic, quickly googling finds several uses for "Belgian Official Gazette". Even if we were to more or less invent a translation, English capitalises proper nouns (why would it not be a proper noun?) or even "titles of works", which you might consider this to be. It really makes no sense not to capitalise it. Regards, SPQRobin (talk) 02:43, 19 May 2014 (UTC)

No, it is a description of something, something that does not have just one name in the original or an official English name. If we capitalise it, that suggests that name is its official English name. It's also not italicised for the same reason. The others in the category are also italicised where appropriate and follow the same rule, though some may be wrong. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:42, 19 May 2014 (UTC)