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From Robert Koberg <>
Subject Re: file naming convention
Date Tue, 07 May 2002 01:22:34 GMT
What about standardizing on a lang and creating localization 
sub-projects? I worked for a large British company and they did not have 
a problem with us writing everything in American English. We then set it 
up for their authors to localize to British (basically to not offend 
(uggghhhh...) the British, not for usablity reasons...).

Put the lang up for a vote on cocoon-users to see how many users would 
prefer what language. Sure American English might be an *irritant* to 
some, but the reality is coutries like NZ and GB are not at the 
forefront of technology (even though you guys are)....

feistily :) yours,

Robert Koberg wrote:

> Conal Tuohy wrote:
>>> From: Diana Shannon []
>>> On May 5, 2002, David Crossley wrote:
>>>> Another issue to add to the list is standard spelling.
>>>> Considering that we are talking English, i would prefer
>>>> to see British English spelling rather than a dialect,
>>>> such as Americanization. For example:
>>>> howto-visualise-sitemap.html rather than
>>>> howto-visualize-sitemap.html
>> As a New Zealander, I also find American spelling an irritant: I'm always
>> typing "serialise" instead of "serialize", for instance, but I don't 
>> think
>> it's worth losing sleep over. (Or should that be "lozing sleep"? ;-)
> This has been raised on the CSS list a few times. It is relevant there 
> because you do alot of guessing in CSS (at least when starting 
> out...). What is bad: color is used instead of colour, but gray is 
> used instead of grey. I don't think it is a major issue for doc files, 
> but if people do hack URLs (I agree that usability studies show that 
> people do not usually hack URLs), then it could be annoying.
> I just wanted to bring this up. I am not sure the lang standardization 
> would be better than not for cocoon-docs...
> best,
> -Rob
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