SharePoint 2013: Center or Centre? Search knows the US/UK spelling variations!


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Center or Centre? Organization or Organisation? Harbor or Harbour?

SharePoint 2013 search, both On Prem and Office 365, appears to have a US/UK synonym list built-in. I can't find documentation for it anywhere, but it seems to work as expected. Below a few of the words I tested. Search for one and you will find documents with the other.

  • center/centre
  • neighbor/neighbour
  • organization/organisation
  • color/colour
  • flavor/flabour
  • honor/honour
  • caliber/calibre
  • practice/practise
  • license/licence
  • defense/defence
  • connection/connexion
  • realize/realise
  • spelled/spelt
  • analyze/analyse

My editor's spell checker marks all but one of the second terms as misspelled! It seems to like "spelt".

To see a list of these common spelling variations see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_and_British_English_spelling_differences



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