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Variant spellings in GNU Emacs documentation

From: Reuben Thomas
Subject: Variant spellings in GNU Emacs documentation
Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 23:30:16 +0100 (CET)

A minor gripe: from time to time I submit errors (mostly typos) in the GNU
Emacs sources and documentation to the list. One thing that I haven't
considered an error up to now is references to "MS-DOG", "Windoze" and the

However, today I was nearly bitten by a reference to "Netrape". I was
annoyed because I was working on Netscape-related code in browse-url.el,
and was hence interested in all references to the program. My usual tools
(grep, incremental search) would have missed this one.

So would the maintainers consider changing such mis-spellings? I'm not
asking them to go on a big hunt, but only for them to treat reports of
such errors as they'd treat reports of any other typo. Indeed, in this
case, a quick s/MS-DOG/MS-DOS/ and s/Windoze/Windows/ would catch many of
them, but there are others as I indicated above.

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