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Re: Why "color"

From: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 22:41:32 +0000
Message-ID: <499C8E9C.4090807@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
To: Ambrose Li <ambrose.li@gmail.com>
CC: Aryeh Gregor <Simetrical+w3c@gmail.com>, Max Harmony <maxh@sdf.lonestar.org>, www-style@w3.org
Much as I (as a native speaker of British English)
would like "color" in CSS to be spelled "colour",
there is not a cat's chance in hell of changing it
now.  But is there any deep reason (as opposed to
superficial) why "colour" could not be introduced
as a synonym ?   And no, I'm not going to ask for
"fount" as a synonym for "font", so you needn't
think that this is just the thin end of the wedge :-)

Ambrose Li wrote:

> But would Google hits be meaningful at all without first filtering out
> all words spelt "color" that is code (whether it's program code or
> markup)?

> It seems that most, if not all, programming languages are using the
> American spelling, so unless we filter out everything that is code,
> Google will always find the American spelling "more common".
Received on Wednesday, 18 February 2009 22:43:01 UTC

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