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#5 en_CA should accept "ise" spellings

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2007-11-20
2007-11-20
Kevin Atkinson
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Orig: [ 1178662 ] en_CA should accept "ise" spellings
URL: http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1178662
From: Martin Pitt - mpitt

In Canada, both "realise" and "realize" are accepted spellings. This applies to *many* other -ise words. Among the people I know, the-ise variants are even prefered (but this might be a local thing).

When I set the language to Canadian English, many applications (e. g. evolution) tell me that "realise" and friends) are incorrectly spelled.

(This is from http://bugzilla.ubuntu.com/show_bug.cgi?id=8598\)

Discussion

  • Mike Newton
    Mike Newton
    2009-05-28

    In my 35 years living in Canada I've yet to come across anyone who uses these British spellings (aside from a few Anglophiles being purposely contrary!)

    The reason I was looking at bugs was to point out that "practise" is in the en_CA dictionaries but not "practice" which is the far more common spelling.

     
  • Kevin Atkinson
    Kevin Atkinson
    2010-12-28

    I think this a won't fix.

    I have updated the Canadian dictionary to fix many mistakes, but I still do not let in realise as the Oxford Canadian dictionary marks the variant as primary British.

    Maybe you should just use the British dictionary. Do you use any American spellings?