FS#9948 - Use sentence case in english.lang

Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by Dave Chapman (linuxstb) - Monday, 23 February 2009, 16:46 GMT
Last edited by Dave Chapman (linuxstb) - Monday, 23 February 2009, 17:13 GMT
Task Type Patches
Category Language
Status New
Assigned To No-one
Operating System All players
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version Version 3.1
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


This patch attempts to permanently fix the inconsistent mixture of "Title Case" and "Sentence case" in english.lang by applying "Sentence case" to the entire file.

I suggested we do this in a post to the rockbox-dev mailing list last year, but that just ended in a very split discussion with no conclusion.

I'm not sure if this patch wil result in anything different, but I made it for my own use, and thought I would post it, as there were a fair number of posters to that discussion that also prefered sentence case.

The old discussion:

EDIT: I forgot to say this patch also changes a couple of uses of "center" to "centre"...

This task depends upon

Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Monday, 23 February 2009, 17:17 GMT
Gets my vote.
Comment by Steve Bavin (pondlife) - Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 08:25 GMT
Mine too, but Rockbox is not a democracy ;-)
Comment by Thomas Martitz (kugel.) - Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 15:27 GMT
Mine too.
Comment by Marc Guay (Marc_Guay) - Tuesday, 24 February 2009, 15:38 GMT
My eyes still prefer title case.
Comment by harry tu (bookshare) - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 05:43 GMT
Why is UK spelling wanted? Why was "center" (U.S.) switched to "centre" (U.K.)?
Comment by Jonas Häggqvist (rasher) - Saturday, 28 February 2009, 09:57 GMT
Because Rockbox uses UK English.
Comment by harry tu (bookshare) - Wednesday, 11 March 2009, 22:45 GMT
I personally like the idea of sentence case better than inconsistancy. We should keep to one format as discussed in fs#10003 with espanol.lang and American VS. Spain spanish.