nigel at titley.com
Thu Mar 6 17:24:23 GMT 2008
Colin Watson wrote:
> I find "routeing" a rather surprising spelling myself. I don't think I'd
> use it even in non-technical senses, and I find that it jars
> particularly when referring to Internet routing; I've never seen a
> British English speaker use this spelling before. Could we discard this
> particular translation?
When I started in the business of internet routing (back in the mid to
late 80's) this spelling was actually quite common. Certainly it was
extremely common in the pre-internet telephony world. I've seen it
gradually die out as the (to my mind) more transatlantic spelling has
So to answer your question: I'd say that routeing is probably the
"correct" British technical spelling, but the American spelling is
overwhelmingly used these days.
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