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RE: Spellchecking of manuals

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2007-07-05 13:23:57 CEST

Hi Simon,

You wrote:

> Hmmm. That's quite a long list, and some of them are not obvious
> without context.

Just to give you a longer list, the complete output including file
references and duplicates is appended. The German spellchecker output is
three times as long as the english, if that gives you some comfort ;)

> From your examples, checkbox is IMHO a technical term refering to a
> specific GUI entity, so it should be treated as a single word, but one
> that can be translated.

OK, so that goes into the english term base, not into the common one.

> Filedate OTOH is not, unless the context is
> showing it as a structure member in some code. This should be 2 words.

That means the source should be fixed.
> Other ones: CD's and DVD's are difficult. For a start there is misuse
> of the apostrophe - I would write these as CDs and DVDs.

Me too. There's also "TortoiseSVN's"

> Worse than
> that, they are the plural form of an acronym. When translated, the
> acronym probably stays the same, but the pluralisation may be treated
> differently. I guess these have to be standard translatable words that
> maybe don't exist in the dictionary.

So they have to go into the english term base as well.

I'd like to get the term base into a state where it helps me to find typos
or inconsistent spelling. Until now the output (700 "errors") is just too
long to be helpful.

- Lübbe

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Received on Thu Jul 5 13:23:52 2007

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