A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

Forum thread started by JohnnyD on Thu, 2004-06-24 17:32

I've got to say, the new site (and logo) are beautiful.
I noticed a few very tiny things while browsing though...

On the FAQ page, "Will anyone be doing an Haiku distribution?" should read "Will anyone be doing a Haiku distribution?"

It might also be nice to have an entry like "Whatever happened to OpenBeOS?" that briefly explains the name change and the reasoning behind it.

The team status page looks a bit weird on Firefox 0.9/Windows. For example, the BFS team has 3 blocks in the development section, yet is already through alpha and beta. Shouldn't the development section be completely filled with blocks?

Keep up the good work!
-John

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Re: A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

JohnnyD wrote:
On the FAQ page, "Will anyone be doing an Haiku distribution?" should read "Will anyone be doing a Haiku distribution?"

-John

I guess that just depends on whether or not your pronounce the H :P

Re: A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

Suppafly wrote:
JohnnyD wrote:
On the FAQ page, "Will anyone be doing an Haiku distribution?" should read "Will anyone be doing a Haiku distribution?"

-John

I guess that just depends on whether or not your pronounce the H :P

I suspect it was a search-replace of "OpenBeOS" - the english dictionary pronuciation of Haiku shows that the "H" is pronounced ;)

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

i plead the 5th =)

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

kurtis wrote:
i plead the 5th =)

busted!

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

I'm fairly sure in English H words should always be "an", regardless of whether or not the H is pronounced. I think the huge majority of the time people just get it wrong.

I remember seeing a tv program once where the narrator said "A botanist was planting an herb", and it sounded stupid, but I think it was actually correct.

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

@ JohnnyD Do you mean this behavior in Firefox?

http://berg.heim.at/anden/421645/Haiku.JPG

Its really weird ...

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

Kinimod wrote:
@ JohnnyD Do you mean this behavior in Firefox?

http://berg.heim.at/anden/421645/Haiku.JPG

Its really weird ...

Yeah! That's what I'm seeing too!

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

yes I did... the devs were saying that a project being in alpha or beta status doesn't necessarily mean all the development/coding is done, so they had me enable changing the development bar no matter what status they are on. I'll probably re-order them so it doesn't look so weird later, maybe through the dev bar at the end

A few nitpicks regarding the FAQ page.

tb100 wrote:
I'm fairly sure in English H words should always be "an", regardless of whether or not the H is pronounced. I think the huge majority of the time people just get it wrong.

I remember seeing a tv program once where the narrator said "A botanist was planting an herb", and it sounded stupid, but I think it was actually correct.

I apologize that my reply to this will be slightly off-topic...

In the American english language, the "h" in "herb" is not pronounced, so the word sounds like "erb" - that is why "an" is used in front of it. "An" is used for words that begin with a vowel sound rather than a consonant, this is why "haiku" should NOT have "an" in front of it becuase the "h" is pronounced.

It really has little to do with the spelling of the word, and entirely to do with first phoenetically pronounced sound in a word. I.E. "A European" is correct because the word is pronounced with a "y" sound as in "you".

Here's a site with some quick info... I know this is probably pointless for most people, but I believe this is a commonly misunderstood phenomenon by individuals where english is not their native language, so I feel the need to clarify :)

http://www.askoxford.com/asktheexperts/faq/aboutgrammar/hotel