[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

Jean-Michel Smith jean at jm-smith.com
Tue Apr 3 16:08:29 CEST 2007


As an American, I would say International (British) English makes more
sense. As to arguments about population (300 million v. 60 million),
that conviniently and disingenuously ignores the populations of
Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Ireland (as native English speakers),
and the entire rest of the world's English speaking population (as
English-as-a-second-language speakers, who have very likely learned
British English).  The entire planet outside of the United States has
standardized (standardised?) on British spelling, and it makes sense
to follow the international standard.

People like myself can get over ourselves and adjust to seeing
"colour" instead of "color", "centre" instead of "center", and so on.
Really, this is a case of the needs of the many (5.8 billion)
outweighing the needs of the few (0.3 billion), and as the software
originated in an EU country (which, like everyone else, standardized
on British English spellings), it really seems silly to change
everything just to appease a few of us in the Americas.

All that having been said, we have language modules and translations
for various languages already. I suppose a US_en and GB_en could be
created, with GB_en the default, and American style added as a module
the way French, German, etc. are now.

My US$0.02 (and worth every penny).



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