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Recommendations for orthography?

From: John Darrington
Subject: Recommendations for orthography?
Date: Sat, 18 May 2019 10:57:53 +0200
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Currently, our standards don't have any policy for spelling,
neither in documentation, nor in user visible strings.

I see all sorts of different spellings of common words used
throughout GNU - sometimes the same word is spelt differently
in different instances within the same project.

The most common examples are -ise vs. -ize endings.  Also
american vs. british orthography of words such as behavio(u)r
and colo(u)r.

Quite apart from appearing inconsistent, this makes it hard
when grepping through documentation/code for particular

Obviously translators are free to use whatever conventions
they think appropriate for their locale,  but should we have
a style guide to be followed when programs are run in the C

What do you think?


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