PA: The Official Localization Thread

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by garat, March 17, 2014.

  1. j4cko

    j4cko Member

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    Well that was fast..
  2. FXelix

    FXelix Active Member

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    Okay, will work hardly to translate everything in german :D
    Cant mod anything so i could help with something like this, finally ^^
  3. misiok

    misiok New Member

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    Polish translation done, needs some polishing (heh heh) though.
  4. Paappa

    Paappa Member

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    Finnish translation done by Shalkka and me. We all need an easy way to get translations in game so we can check the context and polish.
    Last edited: March 18, 2014
  5. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    I've updated the first post with status. Also, I've added Klingon as an official language. ;-) I was a little shocked when I realized Klingon was an officially ISO recognized language (Code TLH)
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  6. thelordofthenoobs

    thelordofthenoobs Well-Known Member

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    I am tempted to translate all instances of "uber". As a German that's dreadful to look at :p
  7. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    LOL!!
  8. FXelix

    FXelix Active Member

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    German is now nearly finshed..
    German translation is done.
    Last edited: March 18, 2014
  9. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    what do we have to do to validate?
  10. hostileparadox

    hostileparadox Well-Known Member

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    Someone else has to go through the translated lines and approve them or add a replacement of their own.
  11. misiok

    misiok New Member

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    Read and vote if they're good, I guess, though the proper real validating will be done by devs and probably hired real translators, I think.


    Also, aw yiss, Polish best quality wise :D
  12. garat

    garat Cat Herder Uber Alumni

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    Per my initial post, validation means reading through the translations, voting on them, providing alternates if you disagree that it's the best translation, etc. This is as critical, if not more so, than actually writing the translations. :)
  13. chargrove

    chargrove Uber Alumni

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    You should be able to check your translations in-game by running the executable with --locale=?? at the command-line, where ?? is the locale folder you want (eg. --locale=de, --locale=fr, etc.).

    For testing purposes (such as helping to identify which UI elements aren't currently marked up for localization), we have a couple "pseudo-loc" translations in the build (the fake/autogenerated "xx" and "xx-pad" locales), that you can correlate with, if it helps.

    --locale=xx : use regular pseudo-loc locale "xx", which uses the original English but replaces characters with other Unicode characters that almost, but not quite, look like the original characters. It's usually legible, in a pinch. :)

    --locale=xx-pad : same as --locale=xx, but the strings are padded with an additional padding character (omega) to extend the length by roughly half, to help find UI elements that aren't friendly to languages with many longer words (eg. German).

    If any of that stuff doesn't work, let us know! :)
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  14. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    arrg I feel ashamed but... how do you open the console?
  15. thelordofthenoobs

    thelordofthenoobs Well-Known Member

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    Windows: Windowskey + R -> cmd
    Linux: Ctrl+Alt+T
  16. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    I thought it was the ingame one.

    at first I understood Cmd and that "--locale" was an argument, so I was like, heck, i'll just add it to the shortcut, in "target" but that did nothing.

    I'm a Cmd illiterate, I learned all my commands in ubuntu, how do i run PA with the --locale. give me the whole thing otherwise you can assume I've failed.
  17. Paappa

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    I managed to get it work by adding necessary commands to shortcut target line.

    Like so

    "D:\Games\Planetary Annihilation\PA\PA.exe" --locale=xx-pad

    Now we only need a way to download files from localization site. Or edit local files.
  18. tatsujb

    tatsujb Post Master General

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    what? that's what i did ! is the fr locale not implemented yet? I tried fr and fr-pad
  19. Paappa

    Paappa Member

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    It only loads local files in you computer. There is no localized files yet.

    In my case folder is.

    D:\Games\Planetary Annihilation\PA\media\ui\alpha\_i18n\locales\xx-pad
  20. thelordofthenoobs

    thelordofthenoobs Well-Known Member

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    You can only run the game using the xx locale to test whether it works. There was no update since localization work began.

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