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View Poll Results: Which word should be used in Angband?
Armor 1 5.88%
Armour 10 58.82%
both 6 35.29%
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Old April 3, 2020, 19:11   #1
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armor or armour?

Angband guide got both variants - armor or armour:

https://angband.readthedocs.io/en/la....html?q=armour
https://angband.readthedocs.io/en/la...h.html?q=armor

`Armor` is commonly used in USA, while `armour` in England (homeland of Tolkien).

The charts below display the rate of usage of armor vs. armour in English books in the American and British English language communities, respectively:



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Old April 3, 2020, 19:50   #2
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I'm from the US, and I say armour. Just because personally I think it's right.
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Old April 3, 2020, 22:07   #3
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It's actually been a conscious decision by the devs to allow both, because development of the game has been split between armor- and armour-speaking people. We even have this function:
Code:
/**
 * Small hack to allow both spellings of armer
 */
char *de_armour(const char *name)
{
	char newname[40];
	char *armour;

	my_strcpy(newname, name, sizeof(newname));
	armour = strstr(newname, "armour");
	if (armour)
		my_strcpy(armour + 4, "r", 2);

	return string_make(newname);
}
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Old April 3, 2020, 22:18   #4
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Apparently the devs accept more than just two spellings
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Old April 3, 2020, 22:58   #5
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Lovely, lovely comment.
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Old April 4, 2020, 18:52   #6
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I live in the U.S. and this discussion reminds me of an incident way back in Honors English class in High School. Bill was an exchange student from England and the teacher, head of the English department and very old, read that as "senile", kept "correcting" Bill's English. Finally, he'd had enough, he lept out of his chair and said, "Woman! You have bastardized the English language!" and stormed out of the room. I loved it!!!
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Old April 4, 2020, 19:07   #7
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Clearly arma is correct. As in "gotta get me arma on"
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Old April 5, 2020, 00:55   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nick View Post
Code:
char *de_armour(const char *name)
{
	char newname[40];
	char *armour;

	my_strcpy(newname, name, sizeof(newname));
	armour = strstr(newname, "armour");
	if (armour)
		my_strcpy(armour + 4, "r", 2);

	return string_make(newname);
}
I've never appreciated regular expressions more.
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Old April 5, 2020, 06:15   #9
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You have bastardized the English language!
I love the irony of you using a z there.
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Old April 5, 2020, 21:02   #10
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Maybe have it as a birth option...

Seriously, I'm not worried either way. I see Angband as a great Anglo-American creation - Moria and uMoria were created in the US, and then became Angband at Warwick in the UK.
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