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Re: Recommendations for orthography?

From: Jose E. Marchesi
Subject: Re: Recommendations for orthography?
Date: Wed, 22 May 2019 17:53:13 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)

Hi John.

    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?
My opinion is... that I don't have a strong preference on it.
Sorry it's not very useful, but I thought it is still better than
crickets... :)

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