Post Reply Is English UK different from English US on CR
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Posted 1/17/18 , edited 1/17/18
I was minding my own business, looking at my screen, and saw the options below for how you see the site. And it made me wonder if the two English speaking countries see everything differently on here. Are the subs slightly different, like when they are translating slang, and try to use a familiar term. Is that how it is for all the different countries? Are all the articles and such auto-translated too?

I'm a lil afraid that if I try to switch it myself, I won't be able to change it back. So I'm wondering if anyone who sees the site differently, than how it's presented in the US, can let me know.

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I accidentally somehow switched to Italian for a little while some time back. It's probably just different, fewer forums or something. That's what it was with Italian. Empty wasteland of dead, dead forums. Possibly vastly fewer shows, too.
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we spell Honour, Armour, Neighbour, and Colour Correctly
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Welcome to the world of the superior language sister. Centre. Colour.


papagolfwhiskey wrote:

we spell Honour, Armour, Neighbour, and Colour Correctly


Canadians use UK English as well? Well at least use the majority of it. I assume it has quite a few differences similarly with Australian English.
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You can switch back and forth between the different language sites without worry. For the most part you're going to see some different news items as they filter some of the US+Canada-only news items out of the UK feed, or at least used to do so in the past.

You might have different shows showing or not showing up depending on which site you use as this is the case when switching the site to say Italian or German but I'm not certain whether there's a filter in place between the English versions of the site. (This is an additional filter in addition to the IP geolocation, I think all it does is hide shows that are available in the region it detects you in but not in the language you selected.)

The English forums should be the same, independent of which (English) language you selected.

As for the subs, I'll admit to never having checked whether there's an option for English (UK) subtitles though I'd imagine them to only offer the one English version.
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Posted 1/17/18 , edited 1/17/18

Cathugud wrote:
Canadians use UK English as well? Well at least use the majority of it.


Yes, we use the Queen's English here. So American spelling baffles us too. We have a few differences and pronunciations that are different from both US and UK English though. As well as French influence in the mix.

Posted 1/17/18 , edited 1/17/18
The only difference I've ever seen is reviews. If you write a review set to English US or UK it's hidden from the other one.

Other wise: Site the exact same, Forums the exact same, Subs the exact same. So colour is color etc.

I haven't found any way to lock it even accidentally when switching via the language choices down the bottom of the page.
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There aren't any specific UK subs. There used to be a separate .co.uk site for Crunchy quite a few years in the past before it all got thrown together, so it's probably related to that somehow.

Back then, it used to be if you logged into the UK site, then clicked on a fully-qualified link to something on the US site, you wound up having to log in again; it's why I always got used to constructing forum URLs without having www.crunchyroll.com in the front (like this one: /lineup)

Also in certain devices, if you set preferred language to English UK there are some shows, like the original Naruto, which will not play, and will give an error message. This doesn't happen for all of them, but some of the encoded device files are characterized only as US. Even in the US, I was able to replicate that error if I switched to UK on my Android tablet.

And as noted above, when you have language set to UK on the web page, things written with that setting like reviews will only appear when viewing on that setting. If you switch to US, they will disappear.
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