Commit e5e48204 authored by Luigi Toscano's avatar Luigi Toscano
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doc (and comments): use dialog instead of dialogue

In the computing context (and in the default locale)
the American spelling should be used.
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<phrase>Account Wizard</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>The "Provide personal data" dialogue</para>
<para>The "Provide personal data" dialog</para>
</caption>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
......@@ -90,7 +90,7 @@ start working with it right away. For more in-depth information see the
<phrase>Account Wizard 2</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>The encryption options dialogue</para>
<para>The encryption options dialog</para>
</caption>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
......@@ -121,7 +121,7 @@ start working with it right away. For more in-depth information see the
<phrase>Account Wizard 2</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>The account type selection dialogue</para>
<para>The account type selection dialog</para>
</caption>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
......@@ -148,7 +148,7 @@ start working with it right away. For more in-depth information see the
<phrase>Account Wizard 2</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>The "Personal Settings" dialogue</para>
<para>The "Personal Settings" dialog</para>
</caption>
</mediaobject>
</screenshot>
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A small pop-up window will appear.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>The new identity dialogue</screeninfo>
<screeninfo>The new identity dialog</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="newidentity.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>The new identity dialogue</phrase>
<phrase>The new identity dialog</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>Adding a new identity</para>
......@@ -228,13 +228,13 @@ start working with it right away. For more in-depth information see the
<para>&nbsp;</para> <!-- whitespace -->
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>The new identity dialogue continues</screeninfo>
<screeninfo>The new identity dialog continues</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="newidentity2.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>The new identity dialogue continues</phrase>
<phrase>The new identity dialog continues</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>Configuring the new identity</para>
......@@ -325,13 +325,13 @@ start working with it right away. For more in-depth information see the
<para>&nbsp;</para> <!-- whitespace -->
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>The sending configuration dialogue</screeninfo>
<screeninfo>The sending configuration dialog</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="sending2.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>The sending configuration dialogue</phrase>
<phrase>The sending configuration dialog</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>Configuring an &SMTP; account</para>
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about file locking</link>.</para>
<screenshot>
<screeninfo>The receiving configuration dialogue</screeninfo>
<screeninfo>The receiving configuration dialog</screeninfo>
<mediaobject>
<imageobject>
<imagedata fileref="receiving.png" format="PNG"/>
</imageobject>
<textobject>
<phrase>The receiving configuration dialogue</phrase>
<phrase>The receiving configuration dialog</phrase>
</textobject>
<caption>
<para>Configuring an &IMAP; account</para>
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......@@ -2994,7 +2994,7 @@ void KMMainWidget::setupActions()
&ManageShowCollectionProperties::slotShowFolderShortcutDialog);
// FIXME: this action is not currently enabled in the rc file, but even if
// it were there is inconsistency between the action name and action.
// "Expiration Settings" implies that this will lead to a settings dialogue
// "Expiration Settings" implies that this will lead to a settings dialog
// and it should be followed by a "...", but slotExpireFolder() performs
// an immediate expiry.
//
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  • I don't want to be difficult, or anything, Luigi. But I acrually looked this up to be sure I was spelling "dialogue" correctly. Most people accept Merriam-Webster as the authoritative American dictionary, and the OED as the leading British authority.

    MW: dialogue noun di·​a·​logue | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌlȯg, -ˌläg \ variants: or less commonly dialog OED: dialogue noun /ˈdaɪəlɒɡ/ /ˈdaɪəlɔːɡ/ (US English also dialog)

    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialogue https://www.oxfordlearnersdictionaries.com/definition/english/dialogue

    So the preferred spelling is "dialogue" in both the UK and the USA. "dialog" is recognized as correct, but is less commonly used. I personally don't much care which way it's spelled. Either way shuld be OK.

  • @davidbryant please use "dialog"

    The documentation is referring to special type of pop-up window called a "dialog". .. you know computer terminology brought to you by the same type of people who invented such OED words as "emoticon" :) It is not referring to a discussion between human beings ("dialogue")

  • Thank you for the explanation, Alan. As I told Luigi, it's no big deal.

    So far, at least, neither Webster's nor the Oxford crowd has seen fit to bless the neologism "dialog" with its own entry in the lexicon. I do see it cited separately in such paragons of erudition as "The Free Dictionary". But even those guys say it's just a variant of dialogue.

    Not that it matters, but isn't a dialog with a computer a form of dialogue between two human beings? The user, and the programmer. Yes, they're separated by time and space -- even farther apart than you and I are, perhaps. But the speaker and the listener are always separated by time and space, at least a little bit. d = √x² + y² + z² - c²∙t².

    David Bryant Canyon Lake, Texas

  • https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dialog%20box

    In this case, also, consistency matters: we do use it everywhere.

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