Re: Reproducible build faillure for liblatex-table-perl?
On Wed, 22 Jul 2009, Guy Hulbert wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-22-07 at 04:22 -0700, Don Armstrong wrote:
> > It's actually spelled either way, with lots of arguments as for which
> > way you should spell it based on which usage you want. [Often license
> > == legal, licence == freedom, but the opposite is also found.
> The American spelling is always with an 'S'. In british english the
> 'S' is for the verb and 'C' is for the noun.
American spelling uses both interchangeably for nouns, and generally
uses license for the verb. License is certainly more common, but
both are correct, and reasonable. (In fact, licence is the more
correct etymologically, but it's not like that ever stopped the
$ echo license licence licewrong |ispell -a
@(#) International Ispell Version 3.1.20 10/10/95, patch 1
& licewrong 2 16: lice wrong, lice-wrong
Furthermore, we have no policy as to whether we prefer en_US or en_GB
(or en_??) spellings; just try to be consistent, and avoid obvious
> See comments here:
Random comments on blogs aren't normative. See Webster 1913 if you
need examples of American usage in both contexts.
Finally, you'll certainly find this article informative as well:
(It points out the new-fangled [for 1900] "se" fad instead of "ce".)
1: Those who claim otherwise forget that there is no standard for
American English; only loose convention.
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended
up where I needed to be.
-- Douglas Adams _The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul_