Are there particular reasons why WikiTree does not support the use of block capitals for surnames?
The use of block capitals for surnames is a common practice in genealogy research. I find it peculiar that it is not supported at WikiTree.
For one thing, it makes it more difficult to navigate trees, as it takes longer to discern different surnames.
Grateful for any responses, whether official or unofficial.
UPDATE: Thanks everyone for your comments and suggested answers. I did learn how to type with a manual typewriter, so I appreciate the explanation that computer typesetting enables more options, such as boldface and italics.
However, the practice of block capitals for surnames is still used. One example is business cards with Anglicised names, e.g. Japanese and African surnames. And sometimes the individual will write their name in surname-first name order; block capitals indicates the surname.
In France and elsewhere in Europe, the reason is to distinguish surnames from first names, e.g. Pierre MARTIN from Martin PIERRE.
In Spain, block capitals are used to denote the paternal part of the customary maternal-paternal surname, e.g. Carlos María MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO-Tacon. (I have a Spanish lineage in my family tree.)
FWIW I acquired the practice of using block capitals for surnames from when I began my genealogical research in the 1980s, as well as its practice in the US Armed Forces. And as it is still practised in Europe, where I now live, I persist with it. But I shall conform to the WikiTree way for this purpose.