While editing questions, is there any problem if I change the spelling of words in American English to British English unknowingly (as suggested by my computer)?
The long version
I am an Indian and my system language is set to Indian English.
There are lots of differences in spelling between American English and Indian English (Indians use British English).
Well, some examples are here from Oxford Dictionary
- centre <=> center
- fibre <=> fiber
- litre <=> liter
- theatre <=> theater
- colour <=> color
- flavour <=> flavor
- humour <=> humor
- labour <=> labor
- neighbour <=> neighbor
- analyse <=> analyze
- breathalyse <=> breathalyze
- paralyse <=> paralyze
While editing questions, The American English words are highlighted by a red color indicating there is a typo.
But actually it is not a typo and for some words, I know it is American English. But some words, I don't know whether it is a typo or an American English word.
If the highlight is inside a code block, I leave it as it is.
But in other places, sometimes I correct it by doing
Is there a problem in doing so? If I doubt a word whether it is a typo or is a local version of English, what should I do? Correct it or leave as it is? What is the official statement of SE about this?