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A2: Spelling mistakes

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- Favorites NOT Favourites

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Post by ckit »

Wrong!!! It's you, Americans that have it wrong!!!

It stays the way it is.
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There is no "wrong"... there is just, uh, "localization" ;)
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English UK here.

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—> All

:D Hello !

• AFAIR, Helmut stated that the language here is English UK.

- Hence, "Favourite" is correct, same for "Programme", "Colour", "Dialogue" and so on.

• However, in the case "Favourites" as a noun is quite inappropriate, since it means a person.
- We might have it as an adjective, and the string might be "Favourite folders".
Let's split hairs ! :P

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Post by klumy »

Now I understand why Firefox support US and British English.
I never take noticed of that.

In that cas it doesn't matter, if you use British English
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Re: English UK here.

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Clo wrote:...
• AFAIR, Helmut stated that the language here is English UK.

- Hence, "Favourite" is correct, same for "Programme", "Colour", "Dialogue" and so on.
...
Correct, English UK is intended. I think it wouldn't be too hard to add "English US" and have another set of language files. It's a minor issue, but I think worth while handling. The Americans will feel even more comfortable, then ;-)

@Pierre: Do you see any problems adding "English (American)" (automatic language detection, ...)?
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Not a bug but a request. -> Feedback
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helmut wrote:@Pierre: Do you see any problems adding "English (American)" (automatic language detection, ...)?
No, we can add English US :-) but we need a reviewer
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Post by JohnFredC »

I certainly could review American English...

...but I don't see the point in distinguishing Britishisms from Americanisms unless there is an ambiguity of interpretation.

In my experience (as an American), Americans in general can't spell, write complete sentences, or "talk good". :wink:

On the other hand, the XnView English help file is full of problems with subject/verb agreement, awkward phraseology, and other grammatical/syntactical errors that many English speakers themselves exhibit.

If there was no explicit deadline, I would be happy to review the XnView English help file and offer revisions to expunge syntactical/grammatical errors and smooth/clarify the flow of narrative.
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Post by Olivier_G »

JohnFredC wrote:In my experience (as an American), Americans in general can't spell, write complete sentences, or "talk good". :wink:
lol... :mrgreen:

I don't think adding "American English" has a high priority enough to make it for 1.90 -> postponed.
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