Bug#864166: release-notes: proofreading sweep - issues.dbk
Niels Thykier wrote:
> Baptiste Jammet:
>> Just for info, french translations (and maybe others ?) use capitalized
>> release names.
> Can translators re-map entities? If so, the languages, where this is
> necessary, could remap &releasename; to "Stretch" instead of "stretch".
> And then it would be consistently lowercase in English and consistently
> title-case in French, etc.
No, be careful: in some places &releasename; means the literal string
used in APT sources-list files.
The real question is why French gets to use capitalised releasenames
if English doesn't - after all, if the idea is that "stretch" is a
product-name then it should be universally lowercase even in German
My preferred solution would be to switch over to calling it
"Stretch" even in English, but probably not a week before release.
JBR with qualifications in linguistics, experience as a Debian
sysadmin, and probably no clue about this particular package