[kmymoney4] [Bug 361865] Dialog uses 'share' when in fact referring to shares and/or bonds (i.e., securities)

Jack Ostroff ostroffjh at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Apr 16 19:32:42 UTC 2016

I believe the underlying problem is that English is just sometimes a 
messy language.  In discussing investments, the word "share" seems to be 
used in two slightly different ways.  (I am referring to common usage, 
not to a formal dictionary definition.)  Sometimes it is used as an 
equivalent word for stock, as in the article referred to by the link in 
the original post.  The other use is to refer to the unit of investment. 
  This is certainly used for both stocks and mutual funds.  I have not 
found any particular examples of this use for bonds, but I believe the 
term is used in the same way.  If we do not accept this, what term would 
be used for the unit of ownership of a bond?.

I will try to get a short lesson next week from my investment advisor to 
confirm this, but unless he says something I do not expect, I would 
argue to leave the English terms unchanged.  If that is done, we will 
have to find a way to inform the translators that "share" in those four 
terms is used as the unit of investment, not a particular type of security.

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