[HIG] [Bug 70122] Changed - Contractions of language confusing

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Changed by chabotc reviewboard com 

--- shadow/70122	Fri Feb  8 03:04:27 2002
+++ shadow/70122.tmp.5900	Fri Feb  8 05:55:53 2002
@@ -60,6 +60,23 @@
 the contraction.
 I don't think contractions are the real problem, and if they are, we
 need to make sure GNOME gets translated into that locale ;-) Making
 the English sound weird to accomodate non-native speakers is a
 sub-optimal hack.
+------- Additional Comments From chabotc reviewboard com  2002-02-08 05:55 -------
+Well the nice thing about a label such as "Quit without saving", is
+that it solves both problems. One, it doesnt sound weird for native
+english speakers, and it isnt confusing for not-so-native speakers. So
+for me wordings like that would be optimal.
+ps a small note. Though i agree we shouldnt bend the language in such
+a way that it sounds funny to native-english-speaking people, it is
+important to realise that in a lot of europian countries english is
+the default language for computing interfaces.. (this due to the first
+computers being 100% english, and all major publishing and
+documentation and newest software releases being in english as well).
+So if we at any time can avoid confusion for not-so-advanced
+englishing speaking people, without having to suffer a penalty for
+other users, that be a Good-Thing(Tm).

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