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Re: [RANT] French translation for debconf templates stucked at 90% : analysis

Helmut Wollmersdorfer <helmut.wollmersdorfer@gmx.at> wrote:
> Geben _Sie_ _Ihr_ Kennwort ein.
> [EN:~ Enter your password.]

> Thus, current WinXP (DE) uses second person in the polite form. And it 
> is written with beginning capital letter, which is only usual in formal 
> Letters, and would be a little bit old fashioned in email.

Not unless you do not use upper case in e-mail at all. The form of
address "Sie" (and the corresponding possessive pronoun "Ihr") is
always capitalized. (The personal pronoun "sie" is not.)

You are mixing this up with du/ihr (dein/euer) which _was_ capitalized
*only* in letters until 1996 when the "neue deutsche Rechtschreibung"
was introduced.
                cu andreas
NMUs aren't an insult, they're not an attack, and they're
not something to avoid or be ashamed of.
                    Anthony Towns in 2004-02 on debian-devel

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