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Re: VISS and VIAS language guidance

From: Streif, Rudolf <rstreif@partner.jaguarlandrover.com>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:58:15 -0700
Message-ID: <CANpGCGJDTzzcm_zU1sSXWuo=y3PcyJyNKs2J9wO6gzYHC+MjFA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gunnar Andersson <gandersson@genivi.org>
Cc: Peter Winzell <Peter.Winzell@melcogot.com>, public-autowebplatform <public-autowebplatform@w3.org>, "ted@w3c.org" <ted@w3c.org>, Paul Boyes <Paul.Boyes@inrix.com>, Rudi Streif at JLR <rstreif@jaguarlandrover.com>, 이원석 <wonsuk.lee@etri.re.kr>
I do not have a preference here since I do not want to offer GE (German
English) as a solution as it is typically a rather brutal mutilation of the
language of Shakespear, Austen, Dickens, Wilde... :)

We could go back to the roots of W3C. While the headquarters are located at
MIT, the technical roots of the specifications and the consortium go back
to Sir Tim Berners-Lee who is British. Because of that, I think the BE
spelling is not just appropriate but a proper homage.


On Tue, Aug 15, 2017 at 1:10 AM, Gunnar Andersson <gandersson@genivi.org>

> On Tue, 2017-08-15 at 07:56 +0000, Peter Winzell wrote:
> > Hi Gunnar!
> > Good point . I don't recall that we have ever discussed this issue (BE vs
> > AE). I think that since we have had mainly British editors (Adam,Kevin)
> > for VIS we should perhaps use British English for VIS.   For VIAS we have
> > Urata-san , Wonsuk-san and I am not sure what we would prefer there.
> Thanks Peter,
> >
> > My view is that it should be consistent, thus that we either use BE or
> AE,
> > but not necessarily the same for both VIS and VIAS. What is the groups
> > view on this ?
> I just imagined there might be a W3C global policy?  If there is a main
> editor identified for each document then letting them choose (consistently
> within one document) seems a fair compromise otherwise.
> And yes, I meant British English and American English, not English vs.
> American.  (No offence intended to either one - or to any other English
> variation that might exist around the world :-) )
> - Gunnar
> >
> > Br
> > Peter Winzell

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