Angband.oook.cz
Angband.oook.cz
AboutVariantsLadderForumCompetitionComicScreenshotsFunniesLinks

Go Back   Angband Forums > Angband > Vanilla

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 18, 2009, 05:29   #1
NeoWizard
Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Posts: 102
NeoWizard is on a distinguished road
3.1.0: Scroll of Enchant Armour??

Since when did the spelling for armor change?
__________________
NeoWizard
-. . --- .-- .. --.. .- .-. -..

aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. fi yuo cna raed tihs, palce it in yuor siantugre. Olny 55% of plepoe can. mtat

Last edited by NeoWizard; January 18, 2009 at 05:29. Reason: typo
NeoWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18, 2009, 05:54   #2
Elsairon
Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 117
Elsairon is on a distinguished road
Standard spelling
UK 'Armour'
USA 'Armor'

Is there a current standard language for Vanilla?
Elsairon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18, 2009, 05:59   #3
Big Al
Swordsman
 
Big Al's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Calgary
Age: 30
Posts: 327
Donated: $18.32
Big Al is on a distinguished road
I would assume that this is mostly based on Tolkein stuff (who was british), it would be armour. That said though, there are 381 instances of "armor" and 158 "armour" in the code. I'd push for them to be all replaced to armour for consistency.
__________________
Come play Metroplexity!
Un, V MX H- D c-- f- PV s- d+ P++ M+
c-- S I++ So+ B+ ac- !GHB SQ RQ+ V+
Big Al is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18, 2009, 06:04   #4
NeoWizard
Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Posts: 102
NeoWizard is on a distinguished road
Thanks for the clarification!

Being french, I dont know all of the spelling differences between the two. OTOH, I should have known(color, colour). And since I live in North America, armor seems more natural than Armour for me. But anyway, both are valid so spell it as you like. You won't see the difference in the "color of the armour"
__________________
NeoWizard
-. . --- .-- .. --.. .- .-. -..

aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. fi yuo cna raed tihs, palce it in yuor siantugre. Olny 55% of plepoe can. mtat
NeoWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18, 2009, 07:25   #5
Elsairon
Adept
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 117
Elsairon is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
I would assume that this is mostly based on Tolkein stuff (who was british), it would be armour. That said though, there are 381 instances of "armor" and 158 "armour" in the code. I'd push for them to be all replaced to armour for consistency.
I like this idea.
Elsairon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 18, 2009, 07:50   #6
Pete Mack
Prophet
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4,501
Donated: $40
Pete Mack is on a distinguished road
I'll see you 158 uses of Armour, and up you $500 in busywork. If you really want this to work right, you need to "localize" angband. If you're jonesing for some OCD behavior, localizing code is your fix.
Pete Mack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 15:04   #7
Zikke
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 1,066
Zikke is on a distinguished road
Fewer letters per word has got to be worth something it's just more efficient.
Zikke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old January 20, 2009, 18:02   #8
NeoWizard
Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sherbrooke, Quebec
Posts: 102
NeoWizard is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zikke View Post
Fewer letters per word has got to be worth something it's just more efficient.
Fewer characters were important in the early 80s, where every byte counted but with today's pcs, you can spell color and armor as you like!
__________________
NeoWizard
-. . --- .-- .. --.. .- .-. -..

aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. fi yuo cna raed tihs, palce it in yuor siantugre. Olny 55% of plepoe can. mtat
NeoWizard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Interesting scroll names. Whelk Vanilla 11 December 1, 2017 00:08
rune of protection scroll bug in 3.0.9b bron Vanilla 0 September 23, 2008 05:56
identify scroll vs percepion staff bpleshek Vanilla 8 September 4, 2008 00:17
Light weapons should be harder to enchant to-dam, heavy ones to-hit ekolis Vanilla 11 July 15, 2007 00:07
[ZAngband] Scroll of Acquirement? sylvaxel Variants 9 May 27, 2007 20:44


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:47.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.