y'know, i think my name follows xkcd capitalization rules
"violet" is preferred
"VIOLET" is acceptable when appropriate (yelling and whatnot)
"Violet" is discouraged. i don't know who that is but it isn't me
kinda tangential to capitalization, i always appreciate going by 'violet' but i do accept 'vi' as a shorthand (i used to use it for myself more often but i kinda stopped at some point. no idea why)
i don't think i care for 'v' as shorthand so much. i associate it with someone else i used to know
any other shortenings/nicknames, i guess ask. maybe they'll be fun
@alienskyler it really emphasizes when you do actually capitalize words
it makes it clear that it's A Thing
@Temmie19 well \ is half of capital V so that wouldn't work
if there was a half height \ mark it'd be good
and 、is what I've found so far. Surprisingly difficult to find half a backslash.
﹨Oh there we go!
(Had to delete and repost because the first character broke formatting)
@Temmie19 i don't know. ﹨ still feels too tall. maybe it's just on my system, tho
the lowercase v is important. it's not my name otherwise
@Temmie19 yeah, it's pretty tall on windows but a little better on android
fonts are weird. there should just be one big font that is consistent with everything
@violet just because I was like "ohhh is she talking about me? o:"
like, i knew you weren't, but yknow
@V yeah, that makes sense
the person i was talking about was someone i mostly knew in person but she did have an account on masto that i ended up blocking but i have no idea if she's still active at all since i haven't really thought about her in a couple years
@dxs y'know, that'd certainly be a choice
but it seems to me like it'd be too much of a mouthful to use regularly
@charlotte i need to ask someone who knows legal bullshit if i can legally change my name to be lowercase
it's an important aspect of my cultural heritage (being trans)
@violet @charlotte in my country at least, and probably yours too, there’s no legal meaning of letter case. “FERGUS MCFEE” vs “fergus mcfee” etc are typesetting decisions; it’s the same legal name. In other words, legal names are a case insensitive file system.
You can certainly explicitly ask when providing it that places which publish your name do so with a lowercase initial letter — I know some artists who do so. But it won’t do anything in legal or bureaucratic scenarios.
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