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

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Changed by chabotc reviewboard com 

--- shadow/70122	Wed Jan 30 19:04:32 2002
+++ shadow/70122.tmp.22676	Wed Jan 30 19:04:32 2002
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+Bug#: 70122
+Product: HIG
+Version: unspecified
+OS: Linux
+OS Details: 
+Status: NEW   
+Severity: normal
+Priority: Normal
+Component: General
+AssignedTo: hig gnome org                            
+ReportedBy: chabotc reviewboard com               
+TargetMilestone: ---
+Summary: Contractions of language confusing
+Contractions used in some dialogs can be very confusing for non native
+english speaking people.
+I had a friend over, who was playing around with gedit2. When he was
+prompted with a dialog "Save And Quit", "Don't Save and Quit" "Cancel", he
+was confused for a bit, untill i pointed out to him the "Do" and "Do not".
+I think a lot of other people down here (the netherlands) would make the
+same mistake, where as "Do Not" is very clear to them.
+Ps, the UI proposals, actualy sugest the usage of "Don't". This might be
+worth considering changing?
+link: http://developer.gnome.org/projects/gup/proposals/dialog.html

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