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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2.6.18] [TRIVIAL] Spelling fixes in Documentation/DocBook
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Ar Sad, 2006-09-23 am 14:47 -0400, ysgrifennodd Lee Revell:
> On Sat, 2006-09-23 at 19:33 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> > On Sat, 2006-09-23 at 14:31 -0400, Lee Revell wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2006-09-23 at 10:04 -0700, Randy Dunlap wrote:
> > > > "Cooperate" has previously been hyphenated
> > > > (co-operate) or spelled with a diaeresis over the second 'o'.
> > > > They are now lost.
> > >
> > > Not completely - the New Yorker magazine still spells these with a
> > > diaresis ;-)
> >
> > And indede their is only a sertain extent too witch we wont two emulate
> > the lowest common denomminator.
> >
>
> That being said , until this thread I've never seen "role" spelled any
> other way than "role", and I read a lot.
>
> What does OED say?

It simply says role (or ro^le). The Oxford guide to style and Fowlers
have no opinion.

For co-op* words the style guides prefer the hyphen because it makes the
pronunciation clearer but doesn't strongly recommend. For cases where
there are clashing words (ie there is a co-foo, and cofoo is a different
word) it is required ot use the hypen.

Essentially: pick one and stick to it.

Alan

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