ScummVM jetzt auf Deutsch! /ScummVM german translation!

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ScummVM jetzt auf Deutsch! /ScummVM german translation!

Post by Lothar93 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 2:50 pm

German:
Hallo zusammen, gestern habe ich nach insgesamt 4 Wochen Arbeit eine deutsche Übersetzung von ScummVM 1.1.0 fertig gestellt. Es handelt sich dabei um die Version für Windows, eine Linux/MacOS-Portierung folgt!
Das englische Original wurde unverändert übersetzt, sonst gab es keine Veränderungen im Programmcode!

http://www.windowsbase.de/?p=104
(Downloadlink)

Viele Grüße
Lothar

English:
Hello guys, yesterday, I finished my german translation of ScummVM 1.1.0. It's the version for Windows, I'll port it on Linux/MacOS later.
The only things that are modified in the original english Source-Code is the language, the rest is unmodified!

http://www.windowsbase.de/?p=104
(Downloadlink)

Best regards,
Lothar
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Post by DrMcCoy » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:20 pm

1) First of all, the official language of this forum is English. We have many people here not understanding a peep of German. Please respect that and don't write posts in German only. Thanks.

2) We do have an ongoing discussion of a true localization approach in our patch tracker: link. Help is always welcome, of course.

3) Your approach is...complicated at best. For each new version, you'll have to try to merge your changes back into the source and then deal with new strings. Not really the best way.

4) Because you did change the code, you are obligated by the GPL to release the source code changes. I don't see it there on your homepage.

5) You putting your name there prominently on the launcher, while legal, is, in my opinion at least, morally rather shifty. I for one think it's quite bold, to be frank.
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Post by Red_Breast » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:22 pm

Edit - no post. The Dr. beat me to it.

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Sorry....

Post by Lothar93 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 4:27 pm

I see I have much to learn ;)

At first, I will follow the Dr's tip and remove my name from the launcher. At the moment I cannot upload the source code, because I have much too less webspace and traffic, so I have to find a solution first.

I hope my idea is not too bad...

Edit: "Copyright"-Hint removed.

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Post by SimSaw » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:06 pm

Lothar93: You're not the first one to offer the first translation as you say on your website. There was a time when I offered German and French translations of ScummVM at the times 0.8.0. Because of lacking interest and because it takes so much time to translate the same strings over and over again (even with some means of automation) I abandoned everything.

Meanwhile I hope for the ScummVM team to include the possibility to translate the programme professionally.

If you have troubles with webspace for the source code: Register at www.bplaced.net - there you will have more than enough for it.

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Post by Lothar93 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:08 pm

SimSaw wrote:Lothar93: You're not the first one to offer the first translation as you say on your website. There was a time when I offered German and French translations of ScummVM at the times 0.8.0. Because of lacking interest and because it takes so much time to translate the same strings over and over again (even with some means of automation) I abandoned everything.

Meanwhile I hope for the ScummVM team to include the possibility to translate the programme professionally.

If you have troubles with webspace for the source code: Register at www.bplaced.net - there you will have more than enough for it.
Oh I'm sorry, I looked at Google and I thought to have the first translation.
I removed this sentence from my website.
Sorry again.

Thank you for the bplaced.net-Link, this is exactly what I seached for.

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Post by Lothar93 » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:42 pm

I uploaded the sourcecode, so my "project" should fit the GPL License now.

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Post by Lothar93 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:25 pm

Is anybody interested in a portable edition of ScummVM german/deutsch? If there are enough requests, I will made one.

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Post by Lothar93 » Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:12 pm

Lothar93 wrote:Is anybody interested in a portable edition of ScummVM german/deutsch? If there are enough requests, I will made one.
But first, I will concentrate on a Linux-version of ScummVM german edition.

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Post by garrythefish » Fri Apr 30, 2010 10:03 am

Its cool having the German Edition and all, and I'm pretty sure there were many such attempts throught the years, even in a number of other languages.

Don't want to ungreatful or anything, but couldn't all this effort, which is periodically invested and repeated, be concentrated in bring a universal ScummVM formal translation system?

This system could be updated regularly, ease up the process and support, and open the doors for many, many new language. In other words, ScummVM translation projects UNITED, which would really be a great contribution and benefiting everyone.

Just an opinion. So what can you guys say on the matter?

Cheers :)

Edit: typo
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Post by Lothar93 » Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:19 pm

garrythefish wrote:Its cool having the German Edition and all, and I'm pretty sure there were many such attempts throught the years, even in a number of other languages.

Don't want to ungreatful or anything, but couldn't all this effort, which is peridically invested and repeated, be concentrated in bring a universal ScummVM formal traslation system?

This system could be updated regularly, ease up the process and support, and open the doors for many, many new language. In other words, ScummVM translation projects UNITED, which would really be great contribution and benefiting everyone.

Just an opinion. So what can you guys say on the matter?

Cheers :)

Edit: typo
Hello, I think there is a translation module on the Roadmap since 2007, but at the moment, I think there happens not very much in this direction. But one translation module or plugin would be very cool!

Greetz ;))

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Post by Nikioko » Sat May 01, 2010 5:06 pm

As much as I appreciate your efford, I don't quite get the sense. The games run in the specific language you chose, and if you use the Gandimann patches, even the title screens will be translated to German. The only thing is that the ScummVM GUI itself is not German, but I think that that is not a problem at all since you only use it to start the game.
I think it would be a lot better to write a German manual or FAQ on ScummVM rather than translating the in-program text.

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Post by Lothar93 » Thu May 06, 2010 2:28 pm

Nikioko wrote:As much as I appreciate your efford, I don't quite get the sense. The games run in the specific language you chose, and if you use the Gandimann patches, even the title screens will be translated to German. The only thing is that the ScummVM GUI itself is not German, but I think that that is not a problem at all since you only use it to start the game.
I think it would be a lot better to write a German manual or FAQ on ScummVM rather than translating the in-program text.
The sense is that some people asked me how to configure ScummVM, so I decided to translate the GUI. But it's a good idea to translate the manual too ;)

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Server upgrade

Post by Lothar93 » Thu May 13, 2010 8:32 pm

Hey guys, I moved my website to a new server, so the performance should be much better now. I also started the translation of Version 1.1.2.

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