Official Localization Thread

Discussion in 'Backers Lounge (Read-only)' started by garat, January 28, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. felipec

    felipec Active Member

    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    193
    Yeah! The same for Portuguese (Brazil)
  2. ilastsamuraii

    ilastsamuraii New Member

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you still need input for the german translation? I would be glad to help.
  3. th33x1l3

    th33x1l3 New Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have done some work in Portuguese(portugal). Just need confimation from some other users
  4. Grimseff

    Grimseff Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    If it is still relevant, I shall help out with the Spanish translation. As you will see in my profile, I'm from Puerto Rico, so it's not the traditional European Spanish. It could be considered Latin American Spanish. I still haven't visited the translation site yet, but I plan to do so as soon as I can; but as a result, I have a question...

    Is there a Latin American Spanish version of the game? Or will it have to be shoehorned into European Spanish? :?

    EDIT: Okay, I see that there is indeed a Latin America/Caribbean Spanish section. That's great... I shall now see what we have here... :cool:
  5. freemangl

    freemangl Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try transifex.com instead of getlocalization.com, transifex.com is more powerful and more friendly to use. And most importantly, it's free and no limitation for a public translation program.

    https://www.transifex.com/
  6. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    5,376
    Thanks for the pointer to Transifex. I'll check it out and see how it works. If it can work in JSON, no reason we couldn't switch to it fairly easily if it really is superior.
  7. miturian

    miturian Member

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    32
    had a look through the Danish translations. some of them had slightly English grammar, but most were just fine. how many people need to have been over them before they are finalized?
  8. freemangl

    freemangl Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yes, transifex supports JSON. You can simply upload the source strings and translated strings to it. Transifex will automatically match the strings.

    And for management consideration, it also more convenient than getlocalization. ;)
  9. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    5,376
    I have a test project setup in there, and I've imported most of the existing translations. It's honestly not much different, but there are a few specific customizations that I like, such as more obvious ways to get to the context data for a string, and just a snappier website in general. Once I have a little more time messing around with it, I'll share the link here to see what people think.
  10. Grimseff

    Grimseff Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Roger that, Grimseff One on standby... :cool:
  11. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    5,376
    And if the more intrepid soul who already found it and requested Russian is on here, please hold your horses. :) Not ready for outside input yet!
  12. dbiton

    dbiton Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hebrew

    Will you prefer me to translate "planetary Annihilation" as like, the sounds it makes like p-פ la-
    לה, or will you prefer a transliton of what it means, "השמדה כוכבית"?
  13. fellowplanet

    fellowplanet New Member

    Messages:
    110
    Likes Received:
    0
    This is a funny question for the most people who don't understand the language :mrgreen:

    I think the name of the game shouldn't be translated? :?
  14. dbiton

    dbiton Member

    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    1
    if you are fammiler with a second languge, per say spanish, you may had a time when you wanted to translate a name of a prodact, like red alert lets say, or ta, well do you translate the name of the product in the meaning wich is plants exploding, or by the sounds you do by moving your tongue, like trying to get as much as close to how you say it in english. not that it matter dure to the fact i finishd translate all the stringsd.
  15. iampetard

    iampetard Active Member

    Messages:
    560
    Likes Received:
    38
    Started translating croatian, I have a finnish friend that will help out with obviously finnish. I also have some dutch friends, could get them to help out with that as well.
  16. syox

    syox Member

    Messages:
    859
    Likes Received:
    3
    Well how is the general consensus with foreign words in your country?
    I know: in Japanese all foreign words(as in names etc) are usually translated phonetically by using katakana letters. While in french the common is to make everything as french as possible.
  17. freemangl

    freemangl Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    any news about using transifex?
  18. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    5,376
    It looks nice, but it's not free at all - 14 day trial, and while I don't object to paying for something, I'd rather know it's actually gonna work the way I expect first. :)

    It's on my list, and based on how we're building all our loc strings, would be easy to move to if and when it makes sense.

    In other news, we almost have loc support on our website. It's been slowly worked on, but we're finally almost at the point where we'll have a partially translated version of store.uberent.com in a number of languages. Once the engineer working on this checks his stuff in, I'll update all the strings on the current site, and we'll be able to finish the full run through the system.

    This is effectively the exact same localization process we plan to use for the game itself, so if this proves itself out, there's a good chance we'll have translations in the game itself within a build or two of the alpha being live. Which would be SWEET.

    As for getloc vs transifex. I'll continue to weigh options and adjust my thinking, but not until I have to. For the moment, it's under the ain't broke, won't fix. But that will probably change. :)
  19. freemangl

    freemangl Member

    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's free and no words limit for non-private project, manage your project Details and do not click "Private" and choose "Other open-source" License type. Everything is gonna be okay. :)
  20. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

    Messages:
    3,344
    Likes Received:
    5,376
    I'll have to read the terms of the license before hand then. Once I read through it, I'll see what I can do with it. Thanks for the clarification!
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page