[tei-council] <licence>

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Fri Aug 26 11:45:21 EDT 2011

Hi Brett,

On 11-08-26 07:10 AM, Brett Barney wrote:
> I'm thinking that maybe the name of this element has taken a different turn
> than I thought was decided in Chicago. I could very well be wrong, but
> didn't Lou come up with some ingenious conjugated form of the word that
> avoids the British/American spelling difference? I'm trying to build
> character by training myself not to notice (let alone blench at) British
> spellings

Welcome to our world. I stare pretty much all day everyday at US 
spellings, especially in programming languages. :-) But it's not really 
US vs British; it's US vs British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, 
lots of Africa, India, and many other places too numerous to mention, 
isn't it? I think we probably outnumber you. ;-)

We could go for <lic> instead, but Merriam-Webster lists "licence" as a 
variant of "license", so I don't think it's too painful, is it?


> --my excuse for the extremely delayed reaction. If it's a done
> deal or otherwise bad, please pardon the interruption; I now return you to
> your regularly scheduled reports from the front lines.
> Brett
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Martin Holmes
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