I know many scientific publications tend to write the names of authors, or names of people in general, in small caps. I quite like this idea, since it helps readers not to try and understand a word which is a name and as such has no deeper understandable meaning. So far, so good. But what about situations where the name of a person is included in an adjective, forming what (as I just learned) is sometimes called a proper adjective?
The example I have in mind is the term “Euclidean geometry”. What would be the best, most widely accepted or suggested, way to typeset this?
- No small caps at all?
- Small caps for the whole “Euclidean”?
- Or small caps only for “Euclid”, with normal “ean” suffixed to that?