On Tue, 17 Dec 2013 21:19:51 +0100, Carlos E. R. wrote:
It also insist on saying that at the start of a
sentence the correct
spelling is "OpenSUSE".
This isn't something that needs a technical solution, IMHO, but a style
guide solution. The solution would be that sentences shouldn't start
with "openSUSE," but should avoid being structured that way. If they
must, then the phrase to use is:
"The openSUSE distribution"
or some variation that avoids putting "openSUSE" at the start of the
But we don't have a formal writing style guide (or indeed an informal
We also have the problem of it being spelled "OpenSUSE" on wikis in
general, because page titles are often automatically capitalized.
I guess the place to start this discussion isn't with "let's fix the
problem of openSUSE capitalization," but rather "do we have a multi-
lingual writing style guide that can address these types of issues?"
As a professional writer, I find that when there's a style guide that
spells out things like this, that leads to fewer questions. A good one
to look at as a reference, honestly, is the Microsoft Manual of Style,
Novell and SUSE have a style guide for open source documentation
authoring that might be a better place to start:
This isn't as comprehensive as some (like the Microsoft guide, which gets
into specific word usage, interface elements, and so on), but it's a
A more comprehensive guide used by Novell, SUSE, and NetIQ is available
While it's labeled as beta, it's not, it's actively used by the internal
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