[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 21:00:16 CEST 2007

Certainly I wasn't trying to be disingenuous. Nor was I trying to
offend anyone. However, I did some research and was not able to find
any references to American English or British English being used as
"international standards". It appears as though every region in which
the language is used has its own variation. I could very well be wrong
on this detail and would be happy to receive further education on the
matter from someone who can provide evidence to the contrary. I hope
nobody who prefers British English would be offended by remarks. I
wasn't intending any such response.


On 4/3/07, Jean-Michel Smith <jean at jm-smith.com> wrote:
> Greetings,
> 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).
> Regards,
> Jean
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