Valve Developer Community talk:List of common misspellings

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The following spellings are CORRECT for British English. They do not need to be corrected unless the wiki is going to live by "American" rules...

  • behaviour -> behavior
  • behaviours -> behaviors
  • behavioural -> behavioral
  • colour -> color
  • colours -> colors

--Holtt 16:16, 10 Jan 2006 (PST)

The spelling error page doesn't update properly sometimes. Maybe a caching problem? I vaguely recall reading that this feature was dropped from later MediaWiki versions because it wasn't being maintained. —Maven (talk) 17:39, 31 Oct 2005 (PST)

Yeah, in 1.5, they removed the maintainence page because it wasn't maintained lol. But I have a question. What about different dialects of English? For example, America uses "color" but Australia, Britain and I think Canada(I don't know about Canada), as well as many others, uses "colour".—King Pon IV (talk) 21:37, 31 Oct 2005 (PST)
We'll need some consensus on that. Until we have one, we'd best be tolerant. —Maven (talk) 08:09, 1 Nov 2005 (PST)

Valve==America ∴ America==The pwnz0r ∴ Correct Spelling==Color—ts2do (talk) 16:42, 1 Nov 2005 (PST)

Spell checker page updated—ts2do (Talk | @) 11:45, 20 Nov 2005 (PST)

How strict and/or specific should this page be? For instance: viola is a perfectly valid term for a certain stringed instrument, but most of the time the word we want is voila. Many apostrophe-toting contractions are often misrendered without them--I commonly see theres and wont, the latter of which is actually good but relatively unused. Cuz and i should never appear in any page to begin with, but again, i can occasionally be used for good. Which do we list here? --Raeven0 15:38, 26 Dec 2005 (PST)


List of alternative spellings

This list is comprised of words that are spelled differently, but in which both forms are correct. Mostly, the variations are due to US English and UK English spelling differences. These words are not to be considered misspellings. If in doubt, before adding an entry into the list of common misspellings, check this list to see if that is an acceptable variation of the word.

Note:Since no general guidelines have been established up to this moment, it is accepted that any of these variations can appear written on this wiki. However, please pay attention to constancy: you should use only one of the variations throughout each article.

Where applicable, the first word will refer to US English, and the second to UK English.

  • acknowledgment <-> acknowledgement
  • analyze <-> analyse
  • armor <-> armour
  • behavior <-> behaviour
  • caliber <-> calibre
  • center <-> centre
  • color <-> colour
  • colors <-> colours
  • gray <-> grey
  • initialization <-> initialisation
  • initialize <-> initialise
  • judgment <-> judgement
  • labeling <-> labelling
  • modeling <-> modelling
  • movable <-> moveable
  • optimization <-> optimisation
  • optimize <-> optimise
  • realize <-> realise
  • recognize <-> recognise
  • registrable <-> registerable
  • summarize <-> summarise
  • tesselation <-> tessellation
  • theater <-> theatre
  • traveling <-> travelling