[tei-council] <licence>

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvic.ca
Fri Aug 26 13:46:59 EDT 2011

<licensing> works for me, but <licence> is simpler. Kevin, how does it 
make you feel?


On 11-08-26 10:43 AM, Brett Barney wrote:
> Howdy Martin,
> Martin Holmes wrote on 08/26/2011 10:45:21 AM:
>> 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. ;-)
> Yeah, OK; it was shorthand. I've just never been involved in a conversation
> in which someone commented on the presence or lack of New Zealand spellings
> in TEI.  And I've never laboured under the illusion that I was one of *any*
> sort of majority--especially of the Council members as regards nationality.
>> 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?
> Suppressing the urge to rant against Merriam-Webster (and appeals to
> dictionaries :), I'll just respond to the question: As spelling-related
> sensations go, what I feel for "licence" is moderately intense--somewhere
> between "archaeology" and "aluminium."
> To get serious, though, I think that I remember now the gist of Lou's
> proposal: Exploit the fact that many of us share a spelling for the verb
> form, naming the element<licensing>. That wouldn't do anything for
> French-speakers, I'm sure, but I'm assuming that Laurent was just being
> witty.
> Brett
> _______________________________________________
> tei-council mailing list
> tei-council at lists.village.Virginia.EDU
> http://lists.village.Virginia.EDU/mailman/listinfo/tei-council
> PLEASE NOTE: postings to this list are publicly archived
> .

Martin Holmes
University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
(mholmes at uvic.ca)

More information about the tei-council mailing list