This weekend, Neil Cross (creator of Luther) emailed me with a feature request:
I love Fountain in general and Highland in particular. I’d live there all-but permanently, but for one issue: I’m a very fast but very poor two-fingered typist. One of my worst habits is accidentally hitting the CAPS LOCK key — so I disable it.
I wonder if there’s any chance the Fountain syntax could incorporate a FORCE CHARACTER instruction, the way it currently incorporates FORCE SCENE HEADING?
I can’t be the only clumsy typist in the world for whom this would be a godsend.
I started to brainstorm syntax changes and work-arounds, until I realized we’d already built a solution into Highland: shift-return.
At the end of a line, if you hit shift-return rather than just return, you’ll make the entire line uppercase. It’s useful for character names, scene headings and transitions.