# What is our standard for spelling?

I have edited many questions and answers to change spelling. Do we have a standard about how words are to be spelled, that are differently in different parts of the world?

Example: Color and Colour (and many more I can't think of now.)

I ask because if we allow multiple spellings of a word, then there will be some answers lost in a search.

This is completely optional, even for tags, whichever comes first, we usually just go with that. However, I find that more people opt for the American spelling, color over the British colour and modeling over modelling etc. If we were to try and uphold a standard, I'd say the former (which is what I see around here anyway based on our demographic).

Also, see Micro Editing, does everything need to be perfect?, these are rather trivial and you shouldn't edit a post just for the difference in spelling.

• I would not edit a post just to change colour, but when already editing a post I should change colour to be color. Is that right? – David Oct 16 '14 at 15:24
• @David Rather trivial IMO but should be fine. Again, see the post I linked to, everything doesn't need to be perfect, just understandable. – iKlsR Oct 16 '14 at 17:53
• the blender code standard is to use American spelling. – Greg Zaal Oct 16 '14 at 18:45