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Post by MrApathyCream » Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:02 am

BZFlag is in the process of being internationalized. As a first step we will be able to support the basic single byte languages, such as German, French, Spanish, Italian, etc, etc.

I am looking for foreign language speaching translators that would be willing to provide reasonable translations for the words that show up in BZFlag. I have a file that contains the strings that need translating.

Currently I have a done a localization for l33t, (the only 'foreign' language I know). You can see it work in the current cvs by running bzflag like

bzflag -locale us_EN_l33t

There is a particial one for german that can be seen with

bzflag -locale de


If you would be willing to help, I'd appreciate it. I would just send you a file, and you'd fill in the blanks.

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Post by michaelh20 » Mon Jan 06, 2003 3:51 am

joinpa
agingsetpa
poptionsa --> guigpa poptionsa



This is going to be annoying, does this mean you have to reference some funky number or something when you want to use a string somewhere?

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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:09 am

Nice idea. You can send me one, I'll translate into Dutch 8)

My wife's Chinese so maybe she could do the Mandarin once you have support for 2-byte characters.
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Post by michaelh20 » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:26 am

ohh, I looked at the code, I guess that isn't as painful as I was thinking it might be. I was thinking I guess of some microsquash code

GetString(IDS_BZFLAG_OPTIONS);
GetString(IDS_BZFLAG_JOIN);


compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile compile
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Post by michaelh20 » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:27 am

You know we simply must have a pig latin version.

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Post by MrApathyCream » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:30 am

michaelh20 wrote:joinpa
agingsetpa
poptionsa --> guigpa poptionsa



This is going to be annoying, does this mean you have to reference some funky number or something when you want to use a string somewhere?
No, the original english is still in the source code.

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Post by MrApathyCream » Mon Jan 06, 2003 4:55 am

Dutchrai wrote:Nice idea. You can send me one, I'll translate into Dutch 8)

My wife's Chinese so maybe she could do the Mandarin once you have support for 2-byte characters.
Thanks!

Dutch dictionary file in your mailbox.

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Post by Terminator » Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:07 am

michaelh20 wrote:You know we simply must have a pig latin version.
my mum can speak pig latin but to me it just sounds like "balh, mumble, blah, mumble".

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Post by Dervish » Mon Jan 06, 2003 12:06 pm

If the developers are so gung-ho on this International kick, then how about the following languages...
  • Official StarTrek speak (Klingon, Vulcan, Romulan, etc...)
  • Latin
  • Egyptian Hieroglyphs
  • African Bushmen (Swahili, Zulu, etc..)
  • Eubonics
Of course I'm just kiding. ;)
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Post by CobraA1 » Mon Jan 06, 2003 1:32 pm

Dervish DuKot wrote:If the developers are so gung-ho on this International kick, then how about the following languages...
  • Official StarTrek speak (Klingon, Vulcan, Romulan, etc...)
Klingon! They've actually made an entire language (there's dictionaries and everything!) out of it!

http://www.kli.org/
http://www.jumpstation.ca/recroom/trek/klingon.html
http://malun1.mala.bc.ca:8080/~wesselsd/kling.html
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Post by Terminator » Mon Jan 06, 2003 2:53 pm

hey there are even search engines in clingon. big ones like google.

http://www.google.com/intl/xx-klingon/
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Post by Dervish » Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:09 pm

Terminator, now that's a scary thought. A search engine in Klingon. :lol
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Translate to Spanish

Post by MortimeR » Mon Jan 06, 2003 10:26 pm

I can translate it to Spanish. My mail is eismann at wanadoo dot es

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Re: Translate to Spanish

Post by MrApathyCream » Mon Jan 06, 2003 11:36 pm

MortimeR wrote:I can translate it to Spanish.

Thanks very much! A language dictionary file has been mailed to you.

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Re: [french] Language Translators Wanted

Post by Valoche » Tue Jan 07, 2003 1:54 pm

I can translate into french, and into french slang :wink:

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Re: [french] Language Translators Wanted

Post by MrApathyCream » Tue Jan 07, 2003 2:46 pm

Valoche wrote:I can translate into french, and into french slang :wink:
Nice avatar!

I sent the language dictionary file to your sf account.

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Re: [french] Language Translators Wanted

Post by MrApathyCream » Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:06 pm

Valoche wrote:I can translate into french, and into french slang :wink:
Thanks! Nice avatar btw

I sent a blank language file to your sf account

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French Available

Post by MrApathyCream » Wed Jan 08, 2003 5:55 pm

Thanks Valoche,

Here's some links to view

http://www.chesco.com/~dbrosius/BZFlag/fr1.jpg
http://www.chesco.com/~dbrosius/BZFlag/fr2.jpg

Unfortunately at this time, BZFlag can't handle accents, so while they remain in the dictionary file you sent, they are removed in BZFlag. Hopefully we can fix this soon.

Thanks again.

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Re: French Available

Post by Valoche » Thu Jan 09, 2003 12:17 pm

MrApathyCream wrote:Unfortunately at this time, BZFlag can't handle accents, so while they remain in the dictionary file you sent, they are removed in BZFlag. Hopefully we can fix this soon.
Nice shots, they look good to me :wink:

I saw 2 things :
Author should be Auteur
Maintainer should be Mainteneur

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Post by michaelh20 » Fri Jan 10, 2003 3:29 am

so is klingon 1 byte or 2 byte?

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Post by CobraA1 » Fri Jan 10, 2003 4:06 am

The proposal to put klingon into Unicode is her, but it was rejected. The KLI has some information.
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Re: Translate to Spanish

Post by MrApathyCream » Fri Jan 10, 2003 11:59 pm

MortimeR wrote:I can translate it to Spanish. My mail is eismann at wanadoo dot es
Thanks alot!! Spanish is now available:

See

http://www.chesco.com/~dbrosius/BZFlag/es1.jpg
http://www.chesco.com/~dbrosius/BZFlag/es2.jpg

for samples

Any one else have languages to send? :)

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Post by [dmp] » Sat Jan 11, 2003 7:35 pm

MrApathyCream wrote:If you would be willing to help, I'd appreciate it. I would just send you a file, and you'd fill in the blanks.

If you want danish too, feel free to mail me the file at:
dennis at moellegaard dot dk

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Post by MrApathyCream » Sun Jan 12, 2003 1:17 am

[dmp] wrote:
If you want danish too, feel free to mail me the file

Thanks very much!!!

File has been sent

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Post by Terminator » Sun Jan 12, 2003 8:49 pm

hey i could do it in slang if ya wanted me too
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