Is it "JIRA" or "Jira"?

Arnold November 30, 2017

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
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November 30, 2017

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

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November 30, 2017

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

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Arnold November 30, 2017

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?

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December 1, 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!

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Kelly Schuknecht January 2, 2018

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?

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January 2, 2018

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

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January 2, 2018

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

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Kelly Schuknecht January 4, 2018

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

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Kyle October 11, 2019

My next-gen Scrum project home is still titled "Project Name - Roadmap - JIRA".

T Chambers October 11, 2019

I interpret the vestiges of JIRA still in Atlassian products to mean the developers are too busy working on higher priority cards in their sprints to fix this.

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Dan R May 18, 2022

...So AITA because I like to still call it JIRA when I refer to it because I feel like it gives me street cred?

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May 18, 2022

I still proudly wear my old Charlie logo Atlassian shirts. NTA

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