[Ubuntu-l10n-eng] [Bug 68955] Re: "Disc" in en_GB translation should be "Disk"

Caroline Ford caroline.ford.work at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 29 01:11:03 BST 2006


Actually they are alternative spellings:

Disk is a variant spelling of disc, and the preferred US spelling of
disc in all senses. It is also the majority spelling in the computing
industry - Collins Concise Dictionary, 2001.

Ask Oxford (http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/disc?view=uk) says that
disk is the US spelling of disc, but that IT uses the US spelling.
Presumably similar to the usage of program rather than programme.

As disk rather than disc is used in computing we should use disk -
despite the fact that some would say it's an Americanism.

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"Disc" in en_GB translation should be "Disk"
https://launchpad.net/bugs/68955



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