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jamesking56
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American English?

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I looked at the phpbb languages and I have noticed something:

The American English language is still under construction when it is the easiest language to translate from British English

What the hell happened there??

anyway, sorry if I have offeneded anyone...

Does anyone Agree?

also I am British! if anyone was wondering.... :D
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The language packs are not done by the phpBB team they are done by 3rd party translators, in this case the translator never finished the pack. I guess it will remain that way until the pack maintainer decides to complete it or someone else decides to do the translation :)
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oh right... where can I get a 3rd party one for PhpBB 3 GOLD?
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jamesking56 wrote:oh right... where can I get a 3rd party one for PhpBB 3 GOLD?


......you mis-understand, all language packs with the exception of English-gb are 3rd party :)
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I can live with the British English; after all, they started it, and it has a nice colour to it :lol:
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may i ask a question?
what does "American English" different from our official British Standard English package?
:P
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jwxie wrote:may i ask a question?
what does "American English" different from our official British Standard English package?
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words like colour... are spelt color

customise is spelt customize, lots of others like that, subtle differences, but differences all the same if you do not want your users complaining about spelling errors compared to the way they usually spell them :)
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karlsemple wrote:
jwxie wrote:may i ask a question?
what does "American English" different from our official British Standard English package?
:P

words like colour... are spelt color

customise is spelt customize, lots of others like that, subtle differences, but differences all the same if you do not want your users complaining about spelling errors compared to the way they usually spell them :)
oh i see
i am from nyc, though when i was a young i studied british english
so didn't really matter to me
icic, thank you for your replies!! :oops:
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Re: American English?

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karlsemple wrote:words like colour... are spelt color...
Words like "spelt" are spelled "spelled" too... ;)
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Dan Epps wrote:
karlsemple wrote:words like colour... are spelt color...
Words like "spelt" are spelled "spelled" too... ;)
www.dictionary.co.uk wrote: Dictionary - spelt - 2 entries.
1. verb - A past tense and a past participle of spell 1.
2. noun - A hardy wheat grown mostly in Europe.
Also in future refrain from making posts which to not contribute to the discussion, if you wish to discuss my spelling then pm is the place to do it, thanks.
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The American English, and the British English are very different, and complex, Even though they are both the same lanuage.

The English Lanuage has many spellings for each word through out the world. Your best bet is to stay with British Spellings, People can still read the words the same.

Spellings that are different.

Colour - Color
Centre - Center
Aeroplane - Airplane


I could go on and on and on... but here is a link, telling you many different spelling differences, but trust me, there are many more.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_a ... ifferences
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