Re: [RANT] French translation for debconf templates stucked at 90% : analysis
Helmut Wollmersdorfer <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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"
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