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Re: [trinity-devel] [Fwd: English spelling]

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 21:14:55 -0500
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> On 2015/03/24 06:49 AM, Slávek Banko wrote:
>> On Monday 23 of March 2015 16:44:32 Timothy Pearson wrote:
>>> All,
>>>
>>> I received this message a couple days ago.  Forwarding it to the
>>> list so that we don't lose track of it.
>>>
>>> Tim
>>>
>>> ---------------------------- Original Message
>>> ---------------------------- Subject: English spelling From: Elan
>>> Ruusamäe <glen@...> Date:    Sat, March 21, 2015 8:19
>>> am To:      "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
>>> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
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>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
> hi
>>>
>>> i noticed several places of bad spelling, like "is" written as
>>> "are":
>>> http://git.trinitydesktop.org/cgit/tdelibs/tree/CMakeLists.txt
>>>
>>> |   tde_message_fatal( "ltdl.h are required, but not found on
>>> your system" | )
>>>
>>> should be written as
>>>
>>> |   tde_message_fatal( "ltdl.h is required, but not found on
>>> your system" )
>>>
>>> and so on for all items which are singular not plural...
>>>
>>>
>>> and "informations"! info is uncountable, therefore it's always
>>> "info" and "information"
>>> http://scm.trinitydesktop.org/scm/git/tde-packaging "Branch
>>> Informations " should be written as "Branch Information"
>>> explanation:
>>> http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=215770
>>
>> Thank you for the warning! I am aware that I have used 'are × is'
>> several times (copy & paste the code from Serghei) and although I
>> wondered about it, I let it be so.
>>
>> The question is, who will fix it?
>>
>
> I guess we will end up fixing these kind of errors as we come across
> them, unless someone wants to prepare a list of errors.
> Cheers
> Michele

This sounds like a good task for some of the less technically adept
members of the list.  Putting all the instances in an Etherpad document
would allow the developers to go through and fix them rapidly.

Tim
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