In the following two (similar) sentences the definite article is used in one, but not the other.
1 Capital letters are used for the names of people,places and languages.
2.Capital letters are used for names of people,places and languages.
Both sound natural to me. I would be grateful if someone could tell me if one is more technically correct than the other and if so, why? i.e would you use the for a specific meaning Vs no article.