Should TMW use British English or American English?

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Should TMW use British English or American English?

British English
18
43%
American English
18
43%
Ænglisc
3
7%
Middle English
3
7%
 
Total votes: 42
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Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by kr0n05931 » 19 Jun 2009, 04:47

We need to decide on which variant, or else we could have more inconsistencies in the future with NPC scripts.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Ben141 » 19 Jun 2009, 06:46

British English, 'cos its the original English!
Too many Americans can't spell. :x
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Post by Kage » 19 Jun 2009, 08:28

Ben141 wrote:British English, 'cos its the original English!
Too many Americans can't spell. :x
Its not... we could say Old English is original though. Lets see our developers learn that :P

I will be doing all my coding and content in American English, if we do decide to use British. So one will just have to translate my work.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Jumpy » 19 Jun 2009, 10:22

speak english in public is the rule

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i won't vote

whatever the english form, way (american or english) i'll still learn and translate :)

anyway

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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Ginaria » 19 Jun 2009, 11:42

SORRY guys, I dont understand the voting...

What the hell is Middle and AE English???

How can I vote, if i dont know the differences betwenn the options...?
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by swimmy » 19 Jun 2009, 12:40

I don't know what defferences are. :P

Maybe... I'm learning American English :wink:

but I won't vote because even if it was decided on British English, I can speak only American English. :lol:
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Crush » 19 Jun 2009, 13:11

swimmy wrote:I don't know what defferences are. :P
The differences are marginal. It's mostly the spelling. The british are writing colour, the american color, for example.

There are also a few words which are different. British cars tank "petrol", american cars "gas".

We were using american english in the sourcecode until now. I think it would be a waste of time to change the spelling everywhere and for consistency and to avoid confusion we should use the same spelling for texts displayed to the user.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Fother » 19 Jun 2009, 13:26

List of dialects of the English language

Though for simplicity, we could just use E-Prime English. :P
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Ginaria » 19 Jun 2009, 16:06

Crush wrote:
swimmy wrote:I don't know what defferences are. :P
The differences are marginal. It's mostly the spelling. The british are writing colour, the american color, for example.

There are also a few words which are different. British cars tank "petrol", american cars "gas".

We were using american english in the sourcecode until now. I think it would be a waste of time to change the spelling everywhere and for consistency and to avoid confusion we should use the same spelling for texts displayed to the user.
You have persuade me. I vote for American English!!! Oher ideas are absolute nonsense. Why should someone translate it to British English...
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Matt » 19 Jun 2009, 16:56

who cares?
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Post by Goku » 19 Jun 2009, 17:08

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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by kr0n05931 » 19 Jun 2009, 17:44

Ginaria wrote:SORRY guys, I dont understand the voting...

What the hell is Middle and AE English???

How can I vote, if i dont know the differences betwenn the options...?
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Middle English is the language that was spoken in England during the Renaissance period, and the language that gave birth to the Scots and English languages.
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Re: Should TMW use British English or American English?

Post by Habari » 19 Jun 2009, 21:09

BRITISH ENGLISH = REAL ENGLISH
AMERICAN ENGLISH = RUBBISH
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