Subject: RE: [ubl] Specialised vs. specialized
Sorry guys, but actually the TBG17 decission is to prefer Z over S! Best Regards Stig Korsgaard M.Sc.E Standardisation Manager Tel: +45 3370 1083 Cell: +45 2725 9083 Mail: email@example.com Danish Bankers Association Amaliegade 7 DK-1256 Copenhagen K Tel: 3370 1000 Fax: 3393 0260 firstname.lastname@example.org www.finansraadet.dk -----Original Message----- From: Stephen Green [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: 15. april 2004 08:37 To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: Re: [ubl] Specialised vs. specialized Jon I heard in the TBG17 meeting that the dictionary has been bought by the US so spellings are changed. TBG17 decided to stick with the original 's' spellings of the older 'Oxford' Oxford. Steve ----- Original Message ----- From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 1:48 AM Subject: [ubl] Specialised vs. specialized > Folks, > > I've just made a truly sad discovery: a usage I thought was > preferred British is not. We decided a while ago to use Oxford > English, and that means the Oxford English Dictionary. I thought > up till now that Oxford English meant "specialised" rather than > "specialized." But on checking I have just discovered that not > only does the OED prefer "ize" to "ise" *in general*, but it does > not even have an entry for "specialised." And if it ain't in the > OED, it ain't English no matter where you live. (The form with > the s does appear in some of the historical citations, but unlike > "despatch," it doesn't rate a listing as a recognized alternative. > Same with "customise," which doesn't even appear in citations.) > > Unless someone can find me a British authority of equal weight to > the contrary (and no, I don't count something like Chambers as > equal to the OED), I'm going to have to change this. > > Fortunately this will be a fairly straightforward task in the > master document text, the file names, and the schemas, and I'm up > to doing it for the build due out Friday night. But it will > also require changes in the following two illustrations, for which > I do not have the original art: > > Figure 2 > Figure B-5 > > Jon > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ubl/members/leave_workgroup.php . > > To unsubscribe from this mailing list (and be removed from the roster of the OASIS TC), go to http://www.oasis-open.org/apps/org/workgroup/ubl/members/leave_workgroup.php.