Named for the original arrangement in typesetting, where the drawer or case containing capital letters would traditionally be located above the one containing small letters.
upper case (uncountable)
- Collective term for the capital letters A, B, C, ... as opposed to the small letters a, b, c, ....
capital letters, collectively
Letter case on Wikipedia.Wikipedia:Letter case
- ^ Glossary of Typesetting Terms, by Richard Eckersley, Charles Ellerston, Richard Hendel, Page 18