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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 05-06-2011, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Liter vs Litre

I think both are correct but which one do you prefer? I think litre is funny looking but for some reason I've used it most of my life until recently.

As some of you may know I'm working on a ferts calculator for the iphone at night on my free time. It's coming a long, 60%-70% there.

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Sweet on the app. I like to use Litre. Metre (metric).
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One of the many spelling differences between American English (-ter) and British English (-tre). Which is correct usually boils down to the intended audience.

Which are you using for the fert app?
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I always spell it liter. From my understanding, litre is the way the British spell it. When I see litre online, I expect it to be a European site, not an American one.
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Ah, right. It is the British spelling. Why was I using it all this time? dunno. Must've been my schools.

The Apple app store is global so Any English speakers with a planted tank are target audiences. I think I have some ferts you don't find in the States in the list too.

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-re is the British form. It's the system used by Canadians as well.


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Liter is phonetic like most American words, (say it like it's spelt) li(le)ter, we use litre here in NZ, it's like colour (color), despatch (dispatch) and many other words we stole from other languages, it can be said either way and still mean the same thing.
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theres also the whole thing with favourite vs favorite and colour vs color as far as british vs american thing is concerned
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Kinda off-topic kinda, I was born in the USA, but I've always spelt "Gray" with an 'E'... Grey.
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I made an alert box appear in my app if you added too much dry ferts into a volume of water. Different ferts have different solubility. I thought it was so cool

Oh, and fert units are converted dynamically too. Say you want to see in grams or milligrams 1 teaspoon of a certain fert, it's as simple as changing the unit of measurement.

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-re is the British form. It's the system used by Canadians as well.
Australians aswell
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Litre. It seems I prefer the British spelling for a lot of words.

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So why isn't it "Butchre, Bakre, & Candlestick Makre"?

Or "Iambic pentametre"?

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So why isn't it "Butchre, Bakre, & Candlestick Makre"?

Or "Iambic pentametre"?
litre, metre and other metric units are actually french, I believe.


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Yes, the metric system has french origins. The -tre vs -ter difference is only for latin-based words, I believe. Butcher, baker and maker don't end in 'ter' so it doesn't apply, and I don't think those are latin words anyways
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