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(Game Boy) Misspellings (Italian)

Posted: September 23rd, 2017, 12:37 pm
by David
I'm not sure if this is important, but...

When I was writing the Game Boy format documentation about texts, I noticed that some words in the Italian texts contain "SPC":
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(These screenshots are from the European GB version of PoP, but the GBC version has the same texts.)

Now, I know that some Italian words begin with three consonants, such as "sgraffito", but Wiktionary says that these words are written with "SP", not "SPC":
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sposa#Italian vs. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spcosa#Italian
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/speranze#Italian vs. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spceranze#Italian
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dispetto#Italian vs. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dispcetto#Italian
https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sperando#Italian vs. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/spcerando#Italian

It looks as if someone blindly replaced "SP" with "SPC" everywhere.
I wonder why...

EDIT: Added Wiktionary links to the misspelled variants as well.

EDIT: Disclaimer: I don't speak Italian.