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Variant spellings

Is this really about variant spellings? Isn't it rather about British vs. American English (I guess the English wouldn't be pleased to see their spelling being referred to as a 'variant'). Wouldn't it be clearer to simply note "use American English" (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interna...andard_English for details)? --Andreas Wuest 19:36, 15 March 2006 (PST)

It's not necessarily just English versus American spellings. There are quite a few words that have variants, such as naive and naif, or wacky and whacky. In these cases, we would prefer the "non-variants" of naive and wacky. -- dria 20:13, 15 March 2006 (PST)
Ok, sorry for the spam then, I am only an L3 English speaker. But wouldn't it be worth it to shortly mention that the Oxford way is the -ize spelling? --Andreas Wuest 20:23, 15 March 2006 (PST)
As an en-gb person I would have to agree with Andreas, that, from an international perspective, specifically mentioning American Spelling or the Oxford way would be more helpful. When I saw 'no variants' I thought of American as the variant and GB as correct. Thankfully the examples do help to clarify. On another note, is it ok to use variants in talk pages or would you prefer to keep them consistent as well? --Qazzian 01:11, 15 September 2006 (PDT)

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What is the official answer to American English vs. British English ?

All spellings should be in American English style. (Sheppy 25 February 2010)

Regarding Dates with Timezones, would it not better to use GMT+X or UTC+X instead of (PDT) or (CET) --mozjung 22:02, 24 February 2010 (GMT+1)

We generally try to use Pacific Time since that's the time zone in which Mozilla events are typically scheduled. That said, times should not come up very often. (Sheppy 25 February 2010)


Why capitalize sentence-like way, not headline-way? —user01 24 April 2010

I don't know. It's a guideline established before I started here. (Sheppy 24 April 2010)

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