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Re: Why "color"

From: in real time <sixdegrees.rising@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:24:03 -0800
Cc: Philip TAYLOR <Philip-and-LeKhanh@Royal-Tunbridge-Wells.Org>
Message-Id: <579D7BFE-CB39-4DD5-8D44-6B39C0379D43@gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
AMEN!

Colour me agreeable...

On Feb 18, 2009, at 2:41 PM, Philip TAYLOR wrote:

> 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 :-)
>
> Philip TAYLOR
> --------
> 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".
>
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