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[En] British and American English "Spelling differences" issue,

LT does not detect the “Spelling differences” between the British and American English like ‘Organise’ vs ‘Organize’ or ‘Favour’ vs ‘Favor’.
Can it be fixed?

We just use existing dictionaries ( for en-GB and for en-US). For en-US, you can check here what words it accepts.

How are you testing this? I copied your examples to the Web interface and it worked pretty much as expected.

@Jan_Schreiber, I just cited a few examples. In many cases, LT does not detect the spelling differences. One good example could be the ‘aeroplane’ vs ‘airplane’ that was fixed by @Mike_Unwalla, when I asked him to fix this. Even in my present example LT does not detect ‘organize’ as an incorrect spelling. I write The British English, as it’s common in my region.

@marcoagpinto’s dictionary ( contains that word, so LT accepts it.

@dnaber, a workaround should be there. I agree with you at some point that the Mozilla dictionary influenced that inefficiency, but @Mike_Unwalla mended that ‘aeroplane’ though. We will have to fix as many problems as possible on our own effort rather than relying on some external database to be completed by someone in an uncertain future. A user might not possess the requisite knowledge to distinguish the spelling differences so may he continue to write on the incorrect one. We should help our users at our best. He may not even know that the LT does not catch that issue due to a lack of information in a dictionary database. Okay, I will follow @Mike_Unwalla’s route if manage to get some spare time. Thanks.

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‘Organize’ is a correct spelling in British English. Refer to

Supply a list of all the terms that you think are incorrect, and I will try to fix them.

@Mike_Unwalla, However, I found some references that can be helpful. Though I did not test the US version in LT so I cannot provide the exact list, but the references that I’m going to mention may be of some use.

Hope this helps. Thank You.