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Re: No, I speak English :P [Re: A chance to help]

On Sat, 23 Aug 2003, Cyrille Chepelov wrote:

> Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2003 10:03:56 +0200
> From: Cyrille Chepelov <cyrille@chepelov.org>
> Reply-To: dia-list@gnome.org
> To: dia-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: No, I speak English :P [Re: A chance to help]
> Le Sat, Aug 22, 2003, � 03:03:48AM +0100, Alan Horkan a �crit:
> > Programming in American, even if the Gnu standard mandates it is simply a
> > bad idea.

It is not so much that I mind American English as I mind choosing an
Americanism when a Standard English phrase would be correct for both and
more widely understandable.

> > Americanisation like "Favorites" that you cannot get rid of, particularly
> > when better terminology is available (links, or shortcuts for example, I
> > may have a link to Microsoft.com but it sure as hell is not my favourite).

I was referring to Microsoft crappiness when I mentioned Favourites, and
although a chunk of open source software has chosen to copy this
abomination that have at least done so in a way which allows proper

> Also, I consider a system which runs on locale=C a horribly broken system, by
> definition.
> Why are you using en_GB, not en_IE as your locale? Don't they diverge at
> least in the LC_CURRENCY ? :-)

Yes, true, I was over simplifying I do run en-IE and I am still annoyed
that RedHat fail to provide an Irish keyboard layout (alt gr + vowel
shoudl give an acute accent whereas on a British keyboard is does

-- Alan

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