Re: Use of American/British English

Alright, it's time we move this out of the DDL.  Come back with a 
resolution.  Lets try to make this list relevant and not continue to have 
threads that go on.  Come back with a proposal that all of you can agree 
on.  That means take it offline, discuss it on IRC, discuss it over IM, 
whatever it is.

This thread belongs in il8n because people on that list care about this 
issue since they are doing the work. 

So, please lets make this list relevant again.  We've seen a wave of 
threads that seem to rathole, and it'll drive people away if it hasn't 


ps yes, I've become a list ghoul, and it's all your (collectively) fault.

On Tue, 24 Feb 2004, Keld [iso-8859-1] Jørn Simonsen wrote:

> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 22:35:54 +0100
> From: "Keld [iso-8859-1] Jørn Simonsen" <keld dkuug dk>
> To: Tim Foster <Tim Foster Sun COM>
> Cc: "Keld [iso-8859-1] Jørn Simonsen" <keld dkuug dk>,
>      Christian Rose <menthos gnome org>,
>      Andreas J. Guelzow <aguelzow taliesin ca>,
>      GNOME Desktop Development List <desktop-devel-list gnome org>,
>      GNOME I18N List <gnome-i18n gnome org>
> Subject: Re: Use of American/British English
> On Mon, Feb 23, 2004 at 04:31:23PM +0000, Tim Foster wrote:
> > Hi Folks,
> > 
> > I've a good reason not to use British English, and instead to continue
> > with en-US.
> > 
> > Lots of the companies that work with GNOME - Sun, Novell, HP, IBM, etc.
> > are quite likely to have translation memories that are full of en-US
> > source text and lots of translations.
> Yes, hurray for american industry trying to help Linux, and make money
> on it. Well, you know I am worried about the influence of the
> multinational computer corporations on the free Linux community. 
> I think it is good that they are here, but I do not like that they then
> want to impose their standards on us. This is what I see many places.
> Unicode, The Free Standards Group... I know they mostly want to help, 
> and they have lots of ressources, but I would really like if they could
> have some decency and not try to run the show. Linux and Gnome was
> built mainly with a lot of individuals all over the world, I think they
> should be in charge also over Linux' and Gnome's future. Built by the
> people of the world, for the people of the world.
> And anyway those TM sources from IBM etc would most likely not be open
> source. While Gnome's translation sources are. And they are huge.
> I think we should build a TM database on the Gnome po files, and other
> open source po files. I have written about that before, I would like to
> do it, but there are too many things I already have put in the sea and
> that I need to follow up upon.
> best regards
> keld
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