Old translator thread
I did a German translation of the Xonotic menu.
(note: the display bug in the upper right is fixed now)
Before we go to translating CSQC and the campaign descriptions too, I think we should first translate the menu to some more languages. Who can volunteer to do translations to other languages?
We currently have 530 strings to translate, and I did the German one (although not perfect yet) in about half a day. Who can volunteer to do translations to other languages?
We expect you to be a native speaker of said language. Unless the language is Latin or Klingon, of course...
No programming skills needed, but a bit helpful; however, all you will do is edit a text file. If major changes happen, you will be provided a new version of the translation file by us which contains untranslated strings for you to work on.
If you post here that you will take over a translation, you will be provided with the empty translation template file (unless you are familiar with gettext, in which case you can generate your own).
I will keep this topic open and updated with who is working on which language.
German (de): divVerent (but if anyone wants to take over, they can)
01-17-2011, 05:18 AM (This post was last modified: 01-17-2011, 05:37 AM by divVerent.)
No, that won't work. Google's translation quality is WAY too low for this.
However, Google translations CAN be used as a base. Will look like this:
However, the translations will sure contain a lot of translation errors, so it's not clear whether this actually helps, or makes you waste more time. So I still insist that the translator be a native speaker, and that they actually look over the translation file. HOW they make the file, is up to them.
And sure, go ahead with Portuguese if you want. The more languages, the better. Worst that can happen (if the code changes) is that some elements will stay untranslated - this is where your contact info comes in, as we will notify you when changes are needed.
Well i'm not a native Spanish speaker however I could probably translate the menu into Spanish.... But actually I do know someone who IS a native Spanish speaker, i'll see if I can get him to do it for us.