KDE Programs Naming Convention

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sun Jan 13 20:05:32 GMT 2008

On 13/01/2008, Andrew Jarrett <jarrett.andrew at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is probably why your comment offended some people: it has the
> (unintentional) connotation that most Americans are ignorant.
> My intent is not to feed the embers, but I just wanted make a
> closed-ended statement: ignorance is a universal _human_ trait and not
> a _cultural_ one.  Perhaps your country may understand their names
> well, but not Spanish, German, Russian, or Native American names.
> With America being a "melting-pot" of a tremendous amount of different
> cultural backgrounds, it is often hard to understand all names.  Most
> people I know would be able to at least make an educated guess as to
> the background of a name (i.e. "San Francisco" -> Spanish).  I just
> don't want you to walk away feeling that a certain _culture_ is
> inherently ignorant.  All humans are inherently ignorant.
> I know you weren't trying to offend anyone with your observation.  I
> just wanted to make some clarifications.

Thanks, Andrew. We did come to that same conclusion earlier on the list.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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