Re: Use of American/British English

On Tue, 2004-02-24 at 21:51, Sven Neumann wrote:
> Hi,
> Keld Jørn Simonsen <keld dkuug dk> writes:
> > 1. Most developers have been taught British English in school.
> You keep repeating this but can you support this claim by facts?
> It's been a while but I think I have been taught the US spelling
> at school. I went to a (west-)german school if that matters.

Its compulsory under EU law that all schools teach British English and
French. That will include then ten new members to the EU (25 european
countries in total)

Whilst theres no doubt that we should all be using British English (the
one important thing not mentioned in this thread was non-us deployments
of Gnome are far greater than US ones at current and so for end users
having British english as default especially where no other trnslations
are available would be most advantageous).

However, we should have a standard and if its too much work to change
things around at this point then we should use US spellings if only for
consistency sakes. As a Brit I would of course want it to be British
english but its not worth arguing about it cause the changes are so


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