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Re: Octave Forge spelling

From: Oliver Heimlich
Subject: Re: Octave Forge spelling
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 22:18:03 +0200
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On 28.08.2018 21:30, Rik wrote:
> On 08/28/2018 09:00 AM, address@hidden wrote:
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>> Re: Octave-Forge: Redesign with responsive layout
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>> 08/27/2018 01:20 PM
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>> On Sun, Aug 26, 2018 at 20:20:59 +0200, Oliver Heimlich wrote:
>>> throughout the website there had been different styles of spelling.
>>> Now it is Octave-Forge everywhere, but this was no deliberate
>>> decision.
>> There are also different spellings throughout the Octave source tree
>> that I would like to see resolved.
>>> Would it be better to spell Octave Forge?
>> It's probably a matter of preference, taste, and maybe culture or native
>> language. I personally prefer "Octave Forge", but I see "Octave-Forge"
>> used a lot so maybe more people prefer it. I don't claim any authority
>> over what it should be. I just like consistency :)
> My preference is also "Octave Forge".  Can we just go with that?
> There are actually reasonable grammar rules that suggest "Octave
> Forge".  In English, compound adjectives can be made by linking two
> adjectives with a hyphen.  Cyanobacteria are known as blue-green algae,
> where "blue" and "green" are individual adjectives which form a compound
> adjective to modify algae.  But, the hyphen is not used when the
> adjective is a proper noun.  One does not write, "I like New-York-City
> bagels".  In the same vein, Octave is a proper noun so I don't think it
> should be attached to Forge with a hyphen.
> --Rik

If there are no objections, I am going to change it to Octave Forge
during the weekend.


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