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    Posted on lenrdbik Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Windows Optimisation or Optimization?

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      • #2268768 Reply
        lenrdbik
        AskWoody Plus

        I have two machines in the same room. One shows version 1903 and “Windows Optimisation” in the left panel of Windows Update. The other shows version 1909 and “Windows Optimization” in the side panel.

        What’s going on?

      • #2268780 Reply
        satrow
        AskWoody MVP

        US English and non-US English, so authored by contributors from different areas/countries/continents, mayhap?

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      • #2268823 Reply
        lenrdbik
        Guest

        Thanks.

        This is in the Windows “Settings” App/Folder, so I assume it’s from Microsoft.

        Do I have two different locale/language settings going on? (Don’t get me started on that mishmash. Those settings seem to be distributed over three or four different places.)

      • #2268829 Reply
        lenrdbik
        AskWoody Plus

        The previous post was by me. I forget to log in.

        Yup. That’s it. The display language in one is English (United States) and in the other English (Canada).

        Solved.

      • #2268836 Reply
        lenrdbik
        AskWoody Plus

        Sorry. No, that’s not it.

        This really changed it: in the “Region” module, I changed “Current format” from “Recommended English (Canada)” to “English Canada”.  Notice the difference.

        Now everything is the same on both machines: Colours and Optimisation.

      • #2268908 Reply
        OscarCP
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        Optimisation and optimization are both valid alternative usages, according to the rules of orthography, or at least in the USA. However, most text-editing software “knows” only the spelling commonly used in countries where this is often written with an “s” or with a “z”, and will flag the other one as a mistake. One could “teach it” by right-clicking and then adding the alternative spelling “to the dictionary.”

        Same with analyse and analyze, etc.

        Also “color” or “colour” are equally acceptable — in principle –, but one is “preferred” usage in some countries and the other in the rest of English-speaking ones.

        As to ‘ae’ or ‘oe’ in British English as opposed to ‘e’ in American English, there is only one form acceptable (‘e’) in the US, the other(‘ae’, ‘oe’ in the rest of the English-speaking world. Except when writing certain words of Greek or Latin origin, such as “oedipal”, “alumnae”, etc.

        Then there is the use of the umlat, as in a few words, such as “cöordinate” or “coordinate”. As far as I can tell, that might be an issue only for people who write for “The New Yorker.”

        Personally, I stick to American spelling because where I live that makes my life easier. When I lived in Australia I used the preferred British spelling. Changing over was, for me, much the same as changing from driving on the left to driving on the right: interesting…

         

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

      • #2269005 Reply
        lenrdbik
        AskWoody Plus

        OScarCP – I think you are missing the point.

        I’m aware of all that. I’m not talking about my personal preferences or about a document I created. I’m not talking about my personal preferences when I write.

        The real issue is — How does Windows the operating system, over which I have limited control, decide how to spell a word? Or how does it decide to display a particular word with one permissible spelling as opposed to another? One would think that, whatever the spelling, the operating system would be consistent across different machines. Given the limited control Microsoft gives me over the OS, is there something I can do to make these two spellings the same, or to influence the spellings in any way? Well, yes there is, and I explained above what the solution was.

        I was questioning the lack of consistency in my two computers running the same operating system, not asking why there happen to be two different spellings of a word. I now understand why, as I explained above.

        • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by lenrdbik.
      • #2269030 Reply
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        I was questioning the lack of consistency in my two computers running the same operating system,

        As I understand you didn’t run “the same operating system” as the OS default Language hasn’t been the same : “Recommended English (Canada)” vs “English Canada”. It may be different English spelling just like US English vs UK English.

      • #2269082 Reply
        OscarCP
        AskWoody Plus

        lenrdblk ( #2269005 ) That was an interpolation, or sidebar I thought useful to put here, as the “s” or “z’ issue is probably interesting to many people and, at the time, it did not seem totally out of place to include it. Apologies.

        On your particular problem, I have no Windows 10 and my experience with any new developments that have to do with Windows ended for good on March the 14th of this year, to my profound relief.

        So, from my experience with Win 7, I am wondering if you do no longer have, with Win 10, the several choices of English variants available to users of Win 7. They are available to me, at least (as I still use this unsupported system occasionally) by pulling down a menu (called something like “Options”) in any Office application, or some others that are also MS Win7 native and are used to create primarily text files, or input text in files (e.g. headers, text boxes and captions) Once in this “Options” menu, clicking on the “Language” entry gets you a clickable list to select a different variant of several major languages, English included. When you choose a different variant from the one you are current using, the change remains in place until you change back to the original, or to some other version.

        Again, apologies if you already knew this, but I suspect not everyone who might be  reading this is necessarily aware of this feature for choosing variants of a language, as many people shall very rarely have an issue that requires this knowledge. That does not mean that they’ll never need to know this.

        Windows 7 Professional, SP1, x64 Group W (ex B) & macOS + Linux (Mint)

        • #2269088 Reply
          b
          AskWoody Plus

          On your particular problem, I have no Windows 10 and my experience with any new developments that have to do with Windows ended for good on March the 14th of this year, to my profound relief.

          So, from my experience with Win 7, I am wondering if you do no longer have, with Win 10, the several choices of English variants available to users of Win 7. They are available to me, at least (as I still use this unsupported system occasionally) by pulling down a menu (called something like “Options”) in any Office application, or some others that are also MS Win7 native and are used to create primarily text files, or input text in files (e.g. headers, text boxes and captions) Once in this “Options” menu, clicking on the “Language” entry gets you a clickable list to select a different variant of several major languages, English included. When you choose a different variant from the one you are current using, the change remains in place until you change back to the original, or to some other version.

          Again, apologies if you already knew this, but I suspect not everyone who might be  reading this is necessarily aware of this feature for choosing variants of a language, as many people shall very rarely have an issue that requires this knowledge. That does not mean that they’ll never need to know this.

          He’s already fixed it.

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