UK or US spelling in manages?

Salz, Rich rsalz at
Thu Oct 3 13:39:02 UTC 2019

OpenSSL is in the final stages of a *massive* cleanup of the manpages. Many of them are nit-level things, bringing them into conformance with common style, as expressed at

There is on notable difference: openssl uses a mix of UK and US spelling – favouring initialize and such instead of favoring initialize and such. Most manpages, and the link above, recommend US spelling. You can see the start of a discussion on this at  While I respect the Commonwealth’s impact on SSLeay and OpenSSL :), I believe the right thing is to follow US style as everyone else does.

I am asking the OMC to discuss, decide, and vote on a policy.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <>

More information about the openssl-project mailing list