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[Feedback][E][✗]Americanizing Words

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I've realized that the color tag ([#/colour: {whatever}[/#] only works if color is spelled with a U (the British way of spelling it). This may confuse some American users who try and use the tag and it fails since they use the "color" form. I think it'd be a good idea therefore to make it so the spelling "color" was also supported in the tag.
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Is there still any interest in this one? I'm not fond of creating two tags that are identical except for a spelling difference.
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Americans should just learn the proper way of spelling words anyways~ : D
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I will refuse it anyway :-P
Indeed, I don't like maintaining several aliases for the same tag, and I prefer using British spelling.

The correct way to fix the issue is not to require the user to write the tag himself : implement the thing like in V5 which, when some text was selected prior to clicking a colour button, adds the tag around this text.
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May I suggest a third option: [#col]. It's shorter, easier to type, quite intuitive, and everyone (including the French) will be pleased.
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No, the French wouldn't be pleased. :P

Plus, the tag already exists and is used in V6 trials, so I can't change it - and as I said, I don't want to add additional aliases.
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Damnit, you're right. My French is getting seriously broken. C'est la vie.
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As a quick note, has anyone tried to use the british spelling for X11 color names using the colo(u)r tag and see if that works? As far as I know, the American spelling works.
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Grey and gray both work.
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energizerspark wrote:goshdang foreigners coming over here and refusing to learn OUR language
What is "our language" here? Are you British or American or from the Shire or whatever?
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energizerspark wrote:goshdang foreigners coming over here and refusing to learn OUR language
-- general coding is in British English
-- x11 codes for colo(u)r is in American English, mostly

seems legit.
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i didn't ask for this
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