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Change the default language to English (UK)

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Brogan, Aug 1, 2010.


Should the default language be changed to English (UK)

  1. Yes

  2. No

  3. Don't care

  1. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    A particular bugbear of mine.

    So much software these days only has English (US) available.

    Considering both developers are from the UK, I was surprised to see it listed as (US).
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  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    I put the wrong title in the poll and now can't edit it.
    It should of course say: "Should the default language be changed to English (UK)"

    Another one for the list then as I can't edit the title or delete the first post so the poll now makes no sense :(
    Been Told likes this.
  3. darkangel

    darkangel Member

    lol. My Vote "NO" is for "Change the default language to English (US)".
  4. Floris

    Floris Guest

    I want English (US)
    And English (UK) optionally.
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  5. Been Told

    Been Told Well-Known Member

    I think the US version is alright.
    Since leaving school and after my time living in Scotland I've grown used to spelling words like color, favorite or gray the US way. It just makes more sense to me.
    And from what I can tell most people I come across online prefer US English to UK English.

    To me it's a bit like English SP1.
  6. vB Style

    vB Style New Member

    I studied English in Cambridge, so I preferer UK English, but US English is ok.
  7. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    While I live in the UK, I'm not British. (I'm American.)
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  8. Londoner

    Londoner Active Member

    I'm not English but I prefer UK English...:)
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  9. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member


    That undermines my whole argument then :D

    P.S. Thanks for changing the poll title (y)
  10. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    But you live here now :p (though god knows why?)

    I agree with this one after being having to teach your self to write everything wrong for things like color etc to work in CSS English (US) is basically the default language for most now...
  11. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    Queen's English is the only correct English. :p
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  12. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    What's the difference between English (US) and English (UK)? Does the UK one just spell some words differently (like colour instead of color?)
  13. DoctorWatsOn

    DoctorWatsOn Well-Known Member

    NO! :mad:

    The English (UK) version is correct*; it's the other lot that spell things incorrectly.

    * This is a simple statement of fact, because we invited it! :)
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  14. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    As DoctorWatsOn pointed out, the only real difference is that you guys in America spell things wrong, but to be honest I don't care which we use after all I am Welsh not English :p
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  15. Nix

    Nix Well-Known Member

    UK English :)
  16. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    Haha we could have a heated discussion about this!
  17. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Does it really matter that much? :confused:
  18. Derek Ivey

    Derek Ivey Member

    Not really :p.
  19. Cezz

    Cezz Well-Known Member

    Lol why?
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  20. DSF

    DSF Well-Known Member

    Please take UK English.
    It's better to read/understand for Switzerland User :D

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