[Bf-committers] Re: [Bf-blender-cvs] CVS commit: blender/source/blender/src buttons_editing.c buttons_object.c drawview.c editobject.c toolbox.c blender/release/scripts add_mesh_torus.py

Chris Burt desoto at exenex.com
Tue Apr 3 16:06:12 CEST 2007

A quick search on the web shows literacy rates in the USA and UK to be
pretty much identical. So that argument is out. But that leads to a
obvious conclusion:

The only place one variant should be used over another is in the
source code, which has to be written in one language. However, there
could very well be a British English translation and an American
English translation despite the fact that they're more than 99%
identical. In fact its probably a good idea.

As for the source code, it should just be put to a vote perhaps?


On 4/3/07, Michael Crawford <psyborgue at mac.com> wrote:
> On Apr 3, 2007, at 8:58 AM, Chris Burt wrote:
> > "Are there any logical arguments for one or the other?"
> >
> > Population?
> >
> > 300 million U.S.A. > 60 million U.K.
> >
> > This of course ignores literacy, but I think the literacy rates in the
> > U.K. probably aren't so much higher in the U.K. that it would justify
> > using British English. No?
> Disclaimer: I'm American but grew up in Europe
> Literacy rates are actually quite low in the US...  Our educational
> system is not what  it used to be.  As for what sub-version of
> English to use?  You have to consider that the English speakers in
> the rest of the world, for the most part, learn British english.
> It  /is/  actually considered an easier dialect to understand, as the
> brits tend to speak slower and annunciate better.  As for
> spelling...  Personally I mix and match thanks to my background
> (spellcheck has a field day with that).  I say we leave it up to Ton
> (oh Great Leader one) and avoid a holy war (this whole thing was
> discussed to death on the linux kernel list).
> Hey.  why not make it a user-pref? (  kidding ;P  )
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