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Why deleted my Chinese post?

Post by dujiang » July 26th, 2006, 8:38 pm

Why deleted my Chinese post?
nobody understand Chinese?!

oh ye~~

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Re: Why deleted my Chinese post?

Post by scott » July 26th, 2006, 8:40 pm

dujiang wrote:Why deleted my Chinese post?
nobody understand Chinese?!

oh ye~~
Do you mean this post? http://www.wesnoth.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12230
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Post by Sapient » July 26th, 2006, 8:40 pm

It was not deleted. The subject was translated. Sorry the forum code does not support special characters in the title.
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/User:Sapient... "Looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."

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Post by dujiang » July 26th, 2006, 8:54 pm

ha~ha~
hi~hi~
xi~xi~ :lol: :lol:

You all are the good person! :lol:


This game has the chinese edition?
I english no good!

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Post by scott » July 26th, 2006, 9:35 pm

Sapient, do you understand Chinese?
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Post by dujiang » July 26th, 2006, 10:28 pm

scott wrote:Sapient, do you understand Chinese?
i'm a chinese,

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Post by torangan » July 26th, 2006, 11:22 pm

Wesnoth could use a chinese translator or two... :wink:
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Post by Kestenvarn » July 26th, 2006, 11:41 pm

But you need complete proficiency in two languages to translate something properly...

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Post by scott » July 27th, 2006, 12:20 am

dujiang wrote: i'm a chinese,
Yes, I guessed that.
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Post by appleide » July 27th, 2006, 3:14 am

I can read traditional chinese. (and a little simplified) I cannot, however, type it proficiently. And even if I manage to do it, simplified chinese readers will have trouble read what I had typed.
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Post by Tux2B » July 27th, 2006, 9:28 am

Maybe you can help me... Do you know how I could type in Chinese using linux?
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Post by Viliam » July 27th, 2006, 10:04 am

Kestenvarn wrote:But you need complete proficiency in two languages to translate something properly...
The proficiency in target language is IMHO more important, because what one does not understand in English, can sometimes be understood from context... or just replaced by something else which makes sense. ;-)

It is not necessary to translate Wesnoth from English. Languages with 100% core packages are also: Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French (99.9%), German, Italian, Polish, Brazilian Portuguese, Slovak, Swedish. So a translator could use any of there languages as a source. (Of course, double translation is double incorrect; but still better than nothing.) Here is a script which inserts another translation as comments into PO file.

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Post by Sapient » July 27th, 2006, 5:18 pm

Dujiang says he also speaks Kazak. I don't speak Chinese well enough to translate anything, sorry.
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/User:Sapient... "Looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."

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Post by Ken_Oh » July 28th, 2006, 3:35 pm

Viliam wrote:
Kestenvarn wrote:But you need complete proficiency in two languages to translate something properly...
The proficiency in target language is IMHO more important, because what one does not understand in English, can sometimes be understood from context... or just replaced by something else which makes sense. ;-)
Yeah, exactly. While I consider myself more or less fluent in French from living in Africa for 2 years (English being my mother tongue), I wouldn't dare try to translate a campaign from English to French, even though I did do a lot of on-the-fly translations of spoken English to French. I just know, not matter how grammatically correct I could get it, the translation would always have a foreign feel to it. I think I could do better than "All Your Base," but it certainly wouldn't be very poetic.

However, I wouldn't hesitate translating from French to English. Too bad that's hardly needed here. We'll have to see how good I get with Chinese after I'm there for a year or two...

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Post by PrinceRepulsive » July 29th, 2006, 12:25 am

I speak fluent chinese :D and most of you don't!
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