Capitals are used in four instances: at the beginning of each sentence, in order to indicate a name, as an expression of respect and often in abbreviations.
|Upper case||Lower case|
Please use as seldom as possible, but if you do, always apply full stops.
In a formal text, write out in full. 
|e.g., c.c., p.t.o., c.q., etc., no., p. 24. (plural pp.),|
ed. (editor) – plural eds (no full stop) 
companies and agencies
|Types of school and class;|
types of student
|Names of buildings|
|Names of languages, public holidays, eras and historical events|
|Names of persons and personal names used as a brand|
|In titles of books, brochures, dissertations, theses, the first word is capitalised, as are all other principal words (i.e., everything except articles, prepositions and conjunctions) – unlike in Dutch, where the first word only is capitalised. ||XX|
(do not use EUR)
|XX||euro (to be written after the amount).|
Example: 1 euro, 15 euros. Symbol € to be written before the amount with a space.
- Whenever an external organisation has adopted an acronym for its name, it should be used. Examples: Sdu, AutoRai, Benelux.
- Every sentence begins with a capital letter.
 For further conventions on titles and bibliographies, see www.eur.nl/ub/english > courses and training > all courses > references and citations