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CLDR Ticket #6153(closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 3 years ago

Last modified 20 months ago

Long name for American English, short for UK English

Reported by: mark Owned by: emmons
Component: main Data Locale:
Phase: Review: mark
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While fixing #5967 I noticed a few things.

  1. We use U.S., which is a bit old-fashioned. "US" would probably be better (also recommendation of style guides like for The Economist.) Same for U.K.
  2. We have the following in the en locale, which is not very consistent for the US and UK:

The format of this listing is long/short combined, then long/short uncombined

                "U.S. English", 
                "U.S. English",
                "English (United States)", 
                "English (U.S.");

                "British English", 
                "British English",
                "English (United Kingdom)", 
                "English (U.K.)");

I think the following would be better:

                "American English", 
                "US English",
                "English (United States)", 
                "English (US");

                "British English", 
                "UK English",
                "English (United Kingdom)", 
                "English (UK)");

That would involved adding alt="short" values for "en_GB", and "en_US".


Change History

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by pedberg

Some notes:

  • Associated Press Stylebook: Use periods in two-letter abbreviations such as "U.S." (with some specific exceptions)
  • NY Times Manual of Style: Use periods (with no spaces after) in abbreviations when the letters stand for separate words; omit periods in acronyms.
  • UPI Stylebook: U.S. [with periods]

However, American English does seem to be widely understood to mean U.S. English (not North American English).

I think the second form of names above is OK if we add periods in U.S. and U.K.

Last edited 2 years ago by pedberg (previous) (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from new to assigned
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  • Priority changed from assess to medium
  • Milestone changed from UNSCH to 24dvet
  • Owner changed from anybody to emmons
  • Type changed from unknown to enhancement

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by emmons

  • Status changed from assigned to accepted
  • Review set to mark

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by mark

  • Status changed from accepted to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

comment:5 Changed 20 months ago by emmons

  • Milestone 24dvet deleted

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