Re: [PATCH] kernel source spellchecker

David Woodhouse (
02 Mar 2003 11:21:58 +0000

On Sun, 2003-03-02 at 04:16, Steven Cole wrote:

> Another correction to the corrections file:
> Licensed=Licenced
> ^^^^^^^^
> I think Licenced is OK in the UK.
> See

'Licenced' is not OK in the UK; it should be corrected to 'Licensed'.

In the UK, 'licence' is a noun, 'license' is a verb -- just as with
practice/practise and advice/advise etc. in both variants of the

I think we also want to add:


You should also refrain from 'correcting' the already-correct British
spellings of 'modelled'.

It might also be worth adding a list of 'suspect' spellings -- which
require human intervention. Such items might include 'indices=indexes'
and 'erratum=errata' although you can't do it automatically because
sometimes the right-hand side is actually correct.


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