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Re: [patch #4683] Spelling corrections in manual find.texi

From: Aaron S. Hawley
Subject: Re: [patch #4683] Spelling corrections in manual find.texi
Date: Thu, 8 Dec 2005 14:49:22 -0500 (EST)

Speaking as a "Yank", I don't mind James's use of british spellings.

My position is:  If its printed in the U.S. (by the GNU Press or other)
then it can be changed accordingly when its (hopefully) copyedited before

Related to that, I think the position statement should work towards
consistency.  I use `ispell -l | sort -u' on large Emacs buffers and would
prefer to use one or the other dictionary for find.texi.

Unless, of there's a way to combine dictionaries with Ispell.  Actually,
`ispell -l | ispell -d british -l | sort -u' would probably work for me.
I suppose my "consistency" proposal has been solved by a technical


On Thu, 8 Dec 2005, James Youngman wrote:

> Perhaps the idea didn't occur to the authors of maintain.texi.  I
> wouldn't want to push the issue.  Anyway, we're teetering toward a
> position statement on spelling in the findutils manual, and so here it
> is: -
> 1. I spell things the British way, and would not be able to reliably
>    spell things the American way all the time.  This means that as
>    long as it is I who writes the bulk of the new documentation,
>    British spellings will trickle into the document.
> 2. I will accept patches with spelling corrections, subject to the usual
>    restrictions on copyright assignment.  Such spelling corrections can
>    be American-English-flavored or rest-of-the-World-English-flavoured.
>    Either would be accepted.
> 3. Contributions of useful documentation to findutils will be accepted
>    in any language or dialect (subject to any requriement for a
>    copyright assignment and/or waiver), though my ability to maintain
>    documentation in non-European languages is nonexistent.
> James.

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