[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] change AC3 to AC-3

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Wed Aug 6 22:42:21 CEST 2008

Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 06, 2008 at 09:36:30AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

>>> Still a verb is a necessary requirement for a sentence to be
>>> complete.
>>> The purpose of my rule is to be easily applicable by non-native
>>> speakers without much knowledge or interest in grammar while
>>> still producing correct results in >95% of the cases.
>>> Also, why would you want to capitalize a phrase like "the
>>> simplest AC-3 encoder"?
>> Do all your printed books have the title written in lowercase?
>> Mine don't, and most of them don't have a verb in the title.
> Titles get most of the words capitalized, it would have to be "The
> Simplest AC-3 Encoder" then.

Alternately, you could interpret it as the answer to a question:

"What is this?"

"The simplest AC-3 encoder."

Here the words "It is" are elided, and so the verb becomes implicit, but 
it's still considered a valid sentence AFAIK.

       The Wanderer

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