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Re: [PATCH] more typo/wording fixes

From: Michael Sweet <mike_at_easysw.com>
Date: 2006-02-28 12:53:44 CET

Malcolm Rowe wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 28, 2006 at 06:23:36AM -0500, Michael Sweet wrote:
>>> - here, and a md5 checksum (if available.) */
>>> + here, and an md5 checksum (if available). */
>> Minor nit - "md5" stands for "Message Digest 5", so the correct
>> pronoun is "a", not "an".
> ... depending on whether you spell out the acronym when you enounter it
> or not; I do, so, for me, 'an MD5' ('an emm-dee five') reads better.

I just know what my editors have told me (repeatedly :) in writing my
books, and you're "supposed to" use the pronoun for the spelled-out
acronym and not the letters. I'm no English expert, but I'm assuming
they are...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Publishing Software        http://www.easysw.com
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