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Re: Supported languages (was: draft of the release announcement; please review)

On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 10:51:22AM +0100, Justin B Rye wrote:
> Alexander Schmehl wrote:
> > * Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org> [070406 23:38]:
> > 
> >> Updated package indices won't be downloaded in their entirety, but instead
> >> patched with smaller files containing only differences from earlier versions.
> > 
> > Ah, I like it.  Commited :)
> I vote against "indices".  According to the OED and every other
> reference work I can find, the standard plural of "index" in the
> sense of "alphabeticised list" is "indexes"; "indices" are the kind
> of index that occurs in mathematics or physics ("refractive index",
> "subscript index" etc).

Not exclusively, though I agree that "indices" is subordinate as a plural
form for the usage in the references I checked (my local installed
dictionaries, and m-w.com).

I now eagerly await your challenge to "appendices" as a plural with another
meaning.  ;-)

G. Branden Robinson                |     You are an object lesson in the
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     healing powers of obstinacy and a
branden@debian.org                 |     hostile disposition.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- _Deadwood_

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