Learning to speak Sun -- you say "tomato..."
By davidleetodd on Jan 12, 2006
As the product manager for eView Studio, I was reviewing documentation for our next release. A tiny little jarring note caught my eye. Throughout the User's Guide, we kept using the words "logon" and "logoff" to describe entering or leaving the application. Yet our opening screen says "login." We're fortunate to have Carol Thom, one of the world's great doc people, as our eView doc manager. I asked her which was correct. She checked the (ahem) Microsoft Style Guide, which was the SeeBeyond standard. It said "logon" was correct. However, we're part of Sun now, so Carol checked the Sun Style Guide to see if there is a Sun standard. Sure enough, there is: "login" and "logout." So it's search-and-replace time. "You say tomato...." Naturally, we've already changed to the Sun logos, legal notices, etc., but there's always something else to do!