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English Spelling Mod

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Modpacks' started by draco963, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. draco963

    draco963 Prince

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    This mod has been created to change the spelling of all the "Webster-ized" words to their more traditional Oxford spellings. You might also call this mod "English for non-Americans".

    So: the goal is to change the spellings of all those words Webster decided needed modifying back to their original spellings. During the course of this project, I also found a number of plain spelling mistakes, and a few errors in grammar. All are listed below.

    International words & place-names are very difficult to check, so I have, in most cases, left them as is. The few that I have changed were basically already known to me.

    In the case of words that could be disputed (like checkered -> chequered (meaning a pattern of squares)) I have gone with the more traditional spelling. This has happened only very rarely.

    Please find the mod here.

    Here are the lists of changed items:

    Spoiler Websterisms :
    Code:
    armor		->	armour
    axeman/men	->	axman/men
    behavior	->	behaviour
    canceled	->	cancelled
    checkered	->	chequered
    color		->	colour
    colosseum/s	->	coliseum/colisea
    commited	->	committed
    condolensces	->	condolences
    defense		->	defence
    enrollment	->	enrolment
    favor		->	favour
    flavor		->	flavour
    gray		->	grey
    guerilla	->	guerrilla
    harbor		->	harbour
    honor		->	honour
    jewelers	->	jewellers
    jewelry		->	jewellery
    kilometer	->	kilometre
    labor		->	labour
    maneuver	->	manoeuvre
    marshaled	->	marshalled
    mold		->	mould
    neighbor	->	neighbour
    occured		->	occurred
    rumor		->	rumour
    sanitarium	->	sanatorium
    skeptical	->	sceptical
    splendor	->	splendour
    theater		->	theatre
    vigor		->	vigour
    
    This list, I am afraid, is not complete. I suffered an unexpected reboot of my system (damned Windows update! :gripe:) while making the changes, and had only partial notes actually written down. I will update this list as I catch changes not already written here.


    Spoiler Spelling & grammatical errors :
    Code:
    SPELLING
    characterists	  ->	characteristics
    Dyansty		  ->	Dynasty
    warefare	  ->	warfare
    
    
    GRAMMAR
    be be  		  ->	be
    to to  		  ->	to
    who [accusative]  ->	whom
    
    This list, I am afraid, is not complete. I suffered an unexpected reboot of my system (damned Windows update! :gripe:) while making the changes, and had only partial notes actually written down. I will update this list as I catch changes not already written here.


    Spoiler Proper- & Place-names :
    Code:
    Shereborne	->	Sherborne
    Strassburg	->	Strasbourg
    Malinese	->	Malian
    Ramesses	->	Ramses
    


    Spoiler Exceptions :

    The quote of the West Point Military Academy has been left with the spelling of "Honor", as it is a direct quote of an American institution.
     
  2. draco963

    draco963 Prince

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  3. Derf

    Derf Modular Mushroom

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    Found a tiny, single little bug.
    In the file 'CIV4GameText_Warlords_Civilopedia' the very last </TEXT> line is missing it's slash, reading <TEXT> instead, thus causing the game to complain and not load the text files correctly.
     
  4. gps

    gps King

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    Some minor issues I noticed - if you want to correct text mistakes:
    - In the German civiliziation text it say "[realpolitik]" in brackets - which was taken over from Civ 3 where it set the word in italics. Does not work here, so the "[]" look strange and don't make sense.
    - Another Civ3 copy-issue: "Land of the Four Quarters" in the Inca text should be in quotation marks, not with question mark.
    - Mali civilization has some "?" instead of "-". Has been corrected in BTS, but not in Vanilla and Warlords.
    - Philip I of Macedon in Greek civilization text should be Philip II.
     

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