From: Alan Horkan <horkana@ma...> - 2006-04-19 23:34:04
On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Alexandre Prokoudine wrote:
> Date: Wed, 19 Apr 2006 21:36:08 +0400
> From: Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre.prokoudine@...>
> To: Inkscape Devs ML <inkscape-devel@...>
> Subject: Re: [Inkscape-devel] [Fwd: Invitation to Participate in Summer
> of Code 2006]
> On 4/19/06, Alan Horkan wrote:
> > But seriously what kind of application calls itself a Gnome application
> > and then has a "Favorites" menu. :(
> > (If he didn't want to use the label bookmarks then palette might have been
> > a more appropriate choice. Anything to avoid having to have different
> > spellings for American and English.)
> For heaven's sake, there are en_US/en_GB locales and gettext :)
Evil, an abomination. Or at the very least a shocking waste of time. If
developers were just a little more careful about their word choice the
differences should be kept to a minimum. I dont mind colour/color but the
excessive use of -ize and casual use of "bogus" slang does stick out as
sloppy work. Given the number of people who end up using English as a
second langauge or because no translations are available in their language
it becomes even more important that the English used in software is as
clear and culturally unambigious as possible. it is a langauge thing,
either you understand how unpleasant it is to have a "foreign" language
foisted on your or you dont.
To make matters worse my locale is usually set to en_IE which barring an
act of gross stupidity is 100% the same as en_GB. Unfortunately the
infrastructure such as it is will fall back and show American spellings
(for en) rather then en_GB.
How did we get so far offtopic?
> > Good idea though, I'm glad someone gave it a try so there isn't much point
> > suggesting someone do it again as a Summer of Cod project unless someone
> > has some great ideas about how it might be made into an optional plugin
> > for those who want every palette editing feature imaginable.
> IIRC, Jon Cruz worked with its developers to make drag'n'drop between
> Colorscheme and Inkscape possible.
> > Seems like a project that Create or Openoffice or Inkscape could promote
> > as a complementary tool.
> Sure :)