https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoMoita_PT

British English spelling not currently accepted

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I think Duolingo should accept British English spelling in translations. When English is not the target language, there should not be a preference.

1/17/2013, 11:52:04 PM

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/bucko
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I've noticed this occasionally. I have no problem writing things like 'colour' but annoyingly I've often been flagged up for using an s instead of a z in a word.

1/18/2013, 3:32:15 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/JoeOcher
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It would be really nice if there was an option for dialects e.g. I say I'm English, British and it shows a British interface (possibly rejecting American translations, or providing a note pointing out that it isn't how a British person would say it)

also you could choose dialects for the languages you're learning Spanish (Spain or Mexico), Portugesue (Portugal, Brazil) etc.

They could use simple formulas e.g soccer>football, football>American football, color>colour; for abmiguous words (learned>learnt or with no change depending on context) they could allow any dialect

1/18/2013, 10:42:04 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/TiagoMoita_PT
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https://www.duolingo.com/Xiuhtecuhtli
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I tend to use a mix of British and American spellings and personally hadn't run into any problems, but if this is true it should definitely be changed so that both are allowed.

1/18/2013, 4:00:29 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/sbrandwoo

Many are accepted, so I think you should flag those that aren't. I tend to say pants and color for simplicity now.

1/18/2013, 9:56:39 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/nathanwikman

Nah bro, just learn to spell like us. Our way of spelling has more COLOR and more VALOR ;D

1/21/2013, 5:06:06 AM
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