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Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?

From: Juri Linkov
Subject: Re: Fix UK spelling in comments and ChangeLog entries?
Date: Sun, 29 Jun 2008 00:47:33 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (x86_64-pc-linux-gnu)

>>     The Burma / Myanmar renaming was understandable as a political statement
>>     given the events that were happening at the time. But what exactly have
>>     the British done to trigger this?
>> Nothing _now_.  Emacs used to use American spellings uniformly,
>> but inconsistencies have crept in over the years.  It was just now
>> that we noticed them and Glenn volunteered to clean them up.
> My understanding has always been that American spellings should be used
> in documentation, but comments and ChangeLog entries do not require such
> exertion of effort on the part of native English speakers to
> deliberately misspell words in the American way.

What about i18n?  Shouldn't commands that display documentation (like
`C-h f', `C-h v', ...) take into account the current locale and translate
default American spellings when the locale is `en_GB'?  This should be much
easier to do than to translate documentation to other languages.

Juri Linkov

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