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Ok, I spent my last three days replacing a lot of British spellings to their corresponding American ones (you can clearly see what I changed if you click on my contributions). A question came up: I saw some organiZation names, particularly the Chiss Expansionary Defence Force and New Republic Defence Force apparently using British spelling. Is the canonical way of spelling these organizations this or the one with "defense?" I assumed we should have "defense" everywhere, so I changed them. Are there any problems with that? (EDIT: I see that the articles about them use US spelling, but I don't know which version the sources use, having not read much SW in English)- TopAce 11:31, 27 June 2006 (UTC)

  • I don't belive that it should make any difference between wich language the source has. As you say, we have agreed about using US spelling instead of British here on Wookiepeedia and therefor I think you have done the right thing. I mean everyone understands if you write defense instead of defence. Good luck and keep up the work on the correction part. Lorth Needa 13:55, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
  • And we've decided on lightsaber vs lightsabre already. -- Riffsyphon1024 14:17, 27 June 2006 (UTC)
    • This is not the same stuff as lightsaber vs lightsabre, but ok, American spelling all the way. Will there be an official policy? - TopAce 17:44, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
  • I don't know, but I guess you could ask Silly Dan or someone higher. They use to update themselves on the policy thing. But for my self I don't think that would be necessary. But you could always ask. Lorth Needa 22:27, 28 June 2006 (UTC)
    • The use of American spelling is set in our Manual of Style, but the discussion which led to the policy is very old and I don't know where it is now. —Silly Dan (talk) 22:35, 28 June 2006 (UTC)

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