Re: Localization question?

Subject: Re: Localization question?
From: "Yves Barbion" <yves -dot- barbion -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
Date: Fri, 5 May 2006 09:09:08 +0200

Hi Geoff,

this is what the Microsoft Manual of Style says about appear vs. display:

appears, displays

Use *appears *as an intransitive verb; use *displays *as a transitive verb.
If necessary in context, you can use the passive *is displayed.*

*If you try to quit the program without saving the file, a message appears.
The screen displays a message if you don't log on accurately.
A message is displayed if you don't log on accurately.

If you try to quit the program without saving the file, a message displays.

Yves Barbion
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