Is it "JIRA" or "Jira"?

until now (November 2017) I've been writing JIRA "JIRA" - it's how it was historically

I just noticed my Confluence Cloud site auto-corrected "JIRA" to "Jira" - so it made me quickly check the Atlassian site...

....and I can see it's now "Jira"

Does anyone know the backstory?  Was it JIRA and now it's Jira?

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Josh Steckler Community Champion Nov 30, 2017

They announced at Summit in September alongside the new logos that Jira is now no longer fully capitalized.

Matt Doar Community Champion Nov 30, 2017

And all other Atlassian products dropped any CamelCase names. Marketing trends I guess

Thanks Josh and Matt.   Out of interest, any idea why it was all capitals ("JIRA") in the first place? It was named after a japanese godzilla so not an acronym, so why the capitals?

Matt Doar Community Champion Dec 01, 2017

I don't know. It was from the era of Java or JAVA so maybe that was related. Or the name needed some oopmh - JIRA, JIRA!

Hi - We use Confluence Server and it is still auto-correcting "Jira" to "JIRA". We have confirmed that it is not in the browser settings, so it is Confluence somehow doing it. We are on version 6.5.2 so it seems like it should have been updated. Any ideas on how to fix this?

Wait for Atlassian to fix Confluence.  That's the only supported answer I have I'm afraid.

Matt Doar Community Champion Jan 02, 2018

type Jira, it corrects it, then use the Undo (Ctrl-Z for me) shortcut to undo the autocorrect

Thanks Nic and Matt! I guess I'll just be patient, even though for some reason this drives me bonkers.

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