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Title: Python Turtle Colour
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: Demos and Tools Versions: Python 3.10
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Foreign language support in turtle module
View: 24990
Assigned To: Nosy List: Johnson.S, gregorlingl, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, veky, willingc
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2021-02-12 11:28 by Johnson.S, last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (4)
msg386858 - (view) Author: Mr Johnson (Johnson.S) Date: 2021-02-12 11:28
An incredibly small annoyance, but as a teacher in the UK, using the Turtle library to teach students how to code, I spend more time explaining that they should use "color" instead of "colour" then actually teaching them coding!

Would it be possible to add a duplicated function to each "color" function in the python turtle that uses the UK spelling, "colour"? They would behave exactly the same, you could have the "colour" functions just call the "color" function, it would just save a lot of hassle in class!
msg386874 - (view) Author: Vedran Čačić (veky) * Date: 2021-02-12 19:49
It is just a matter of a different (though not very different) language. As such, it is a duplicate of
msg386912 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-13 05:52
Python consistently uses American (USA) vocabulary and spellings for its English.  Anyone over, say, 14, should learn them to the extent used in Python.  Kids under 10 are different.

Issue 24990 was rejected because it proposed to hardcode translation.  A software solution would be a different matter.  I have some ideas, but the details would depend on how Python is setup for kids to use.

Vedran, #24990, issue24990, and  issue 24990 all link to the bpo url *and* indicate whether the issue is open or closed.  (24990 is closed as rejected.)
msg386925 - (view) Author: Serhiy Storchaka (serhiy.storchaka) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-02-13 14:39
If issue24990 is closed, this issue should be closed as well, as it is just a particular case of issue24990.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:41adminsetgithub: 87371
2021-02-13 14:39:32serhiy.storchakasetstatus: open -> closed

superseder: Foreign language support in turtle module

nosy: + serhiy.storchaka
messages: + msg386925
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2021-02-13 05:52:12terry.reedysetnosy: + terry.reedy
messages: + msg386912
2021-02-12 19:49:05vekysetnosy: + veky
messages: + msg386874
2021-02-12 12:24:21ronaldoussorensetnosy: + gregorlingl, willingc
2021-02-12 11:28:24Johnson.Screate