English variant in Telecom materials

Subject: English variant in Telecom materials
From: "Moshe Kruger (AllWrite)" <moshe -dot- kruger -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2007 13:22:07 +0200

Hello all,

A company I am servicing is located in the Czech Republic. The company
develops telecom-related software and hardware and provides them mostly to
Pakistan and other countries in Eastern Europe and Central Africa.

The question: There should be a policy decision about the English variant to
use in user documentation.

But which should it be? Looking at the British influence in the regions I
have mentioned, it seems British English is the proper decision ... or
should my thinking tend in the direction of those who maintain that American
English is the de-facto variant in today's hi-tech environments?

Does it matter?

And one last thought: what about marketing collateral used in telecom trade
shows held in the USA?

Please share your experience.


Moshe Kruger
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