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From: Peter Humphrey <prh@...>
Subject: Re: american english/british english/??? english
Date: Fri, 08 Jul 2005 12:07:16 +0100
Shyam Mani wrote:

>Peter Humphrey wrote:
>
>  
>
>>I'd like to know what support there would be for splitting the two
>>languages, so that original documents would be written using either the
>>en_GB or the en_US locale and then be translated to the other. I'd be
>>happy to contribute to such a translation effort.
>>    
>>
>
>This is a serious waste of time IMHO. en_GB and en_US. Makes zero sense
>to have two versions of the same doc.  What about the other zillion en_*
>locales? :)
>  
>
True, it would be expensive. As to the other en_*, US seems to be the
only one that's making such a determined dash for freedom.   :-P

>My point is, if a doc is readable, understandable and correct
>grammatically and/or otherwise...it is fine.
>  
>

Again, there's no such thing as "correct" grammar, so we must expect
pleas for this or that stylistic change to continue indefinitely.    :-)

I'll subside now...

-- 
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