Disk Utility's erase sheet has two typos

Number:rdar://24921994 Date Originated:2016-03-01
Status:Closed Resolved:
Product:OS X Product Version:10.11.3
Classification: Reproducible:
Disk Utility's erase sheet has two typos:

1. The first sentence should read "....destroy all of the data." It currently transposes "all" and "of."
2. "Enter a name, choose a format" is a comma splice. Break it into two sentences or use a semicolon.

An image can be seen here: http://d.pr/i/17h4X

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Disk Utility.
2. Select a drive.
3. Hit the Erase button.

Expected Results:
Dialog boxes — especially when talking about erasing data — should be crystal-clear to understand.

Actual Results:
The language is full of errors, making it confusing and makes the user wonder what else is wrong in Disk Utility.


Apple has resolved this in macOS Sierra

Details: https://512pixels.net/2016/09/sierra-fix-disk-utility-typo/

Forget the punctuation quibbles

Simply use the common conjunction "and", as in "Enter a name and choose a format." Engineers are not the only people with grammar problems.

Don't use a semicolon

Semicolons break flow in a sentence. Better to comma slice than to semicolon.

By realinandoutland at March 2, 2016, 2 a.m. (reply...)

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