Re: Use of American/British English (was Re: request for string addition)

On 2004-02-23(Mon) 17:20:33 +0100, Keld Jørn Simonsen wrote:
> Given that most "English" speaking countries use the British spelling,
> would it not be most convenient if we use British English as the source
> language for po files? In that way we can minimize the need for
> translations for many locales. Only one locale needs to be translated, 
> namely for the en_US locale.

Creating en_US translation shouldn't be any more difficult than en_GB
translation, a script (similar to what en_GB is using) is sufficient.
Is it that US developers outnumbered those from any other single

> Furthermore I believe more developers know how to spell British English,
> as this is what normally is taught in school all over Europe, India, 
> Australia, Canada and other places. I think US english is only taught in
> the USA. Maybe also in Mexico, South America and Japan?
> What is taught in China?

British english too, though the difference between British and American
english will be mentioned sometimes.


> Best regards
> keld
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