Le 2011-02-16 10:49, Bernhard Dippold a écrit :
Hi David, all
David Nelson schrieb:
The text on the banner should actually read:
The challenge: 50 thousand euros needed!
As stated in Wikipedia (there is a linked official document, but I
didn't have the time to read it):
"For European Union legislation, the spelling of the words for the
currency is prescribed for each language; in the English-language
version of European Union legislation the forms "euro" and "cent" are
used invariantly in the singular and plural, even though this departs
from usual English practice for currencies."
So I stayed with "euro".
I'm not quite sure if the text is meant as slogan (and thus "Needed" had
to be capitalized), but I changed the capitalization to normal text.
For "50 Thousand" -> "50 thousand": This reduces the visual impact to
just an information, so I changed it to "50 000".
Do you think this is ok?
PS: I'll come back later to the discussion about which banner to use
(Christoph's, my new one, any other). For the meantime we should link
what we have. The present banner is not worse than no banner at all...
(just my personal opinion)
I personally like the "50 000" rather than "thousand".
Re: euro and usage. We learn something every day. From a teacher's
perspective, I find it sad the the EU union are departing from regular
English usage. It makes it just that more confusing for students in
class. We (in Canada) start introducing the "euro" in grade 4 math
(students are 11 years of age). So, grammatically speaking, this is
confusing to them. I'll have to check to make sure the teachers are
aware of this.
Re: banner. There are really only a few choices of capitalization:
1. Funding our foundation The challenge: 50 000 euro needed!
2. Funding Our Foundation The challenge: 50 000 euro needed!
3. Funding Our Foundation The Challenge: 50 000 Euro Needed!
4. Funding our Foundation The challenge: 50 000 euro needed!
5. Funding Our foundation The Challenge: 50 000 Euro Needed!
I prefer #2 as "Funding Our Future" reads more like a title to the
banner. "The challenge: 50 000 euro needed!" reads more like a normal
Great work on the banners.
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