Re: Origin of the term i18n

From: Kenneth Whistler (
Date: Fri Oct 11 2002 - 16:23:39 EDT

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    > > Mark, I am curious why you find this term so distasteful? Is it the
    > > algorithm itself or just a general objection to acronyms and the like? Or
    > > something else entirely?
    > I find this particular way of forming abbreviations particularly ugly and
    > obscure. It is also usually unnecessary; looking at any of the messages
    > brought up by Google, the percentage of 'saved' keystrokes is a very small
    > proportion of the total count. And when it leaks out into the general
    > programmer community, it just looks odd.
    > For me, it is on the same order as using "nite" for "night", or "cpy" for
    > "copy".

    u shuld just be glad u wont live to see the day when netspeak roolz
    and ur goofy language is rOxXoRed!


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