[GRASS translations] Re: [GRASS-dev] message standardization on wiki

Brad Douglas rez at touchofmadness.com
Thu Apr 12 02:49:36 EDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-04-11 at 08:44 -0500, Gerald Nelson wrote:
> Can I suggest the following rules
> 1. First letter should be capitalized
> 2. Use present tense (cannot instead of could not)
> 3. No contractions (cannot instead of can't)
> 4. Good sentence construction ("Cannot find input map <%s>" instead of "It could not be find input map <%s>")
> 5. Be consistent with periods. Either end all phrases with a period or none.

I would prefer not using "Cannot...".  It's bad grammar.  I would much
prefer "Unable to..." or something to that effect.

Brad Douglas <rez touchofmadness com>                    KB8UYR/6
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