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Post by Kenzu on Sun Dec 12, 2010 4:52 pm

The game will be translated into multiple languages and people will be able to change the language conveniently by clicking the corresponding flag at the top of the page.

First the game will be expanded to German language. Other languages will follow afterwards.

The other languages include but are not limited to: Russian, Chinese, Slovak, Romanian, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish...


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Post by Nomad on Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:05 pm

how will that effect messaging?
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Post by Kenzu on Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:39 pm

Language settings themselves don't affect messages at all. Obviously people who don't speak english won't be able to communicate with people who don't speak their language.

This problem will be partially solved by allowing players to display what languages they speak. If someone for example speaks German and you happen to speak German as well, then you can communicate German.

It will show in the profile what languages a player speak.
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Post by Salaam_Alaykum on Sun Dec 12, 2010 10:52 pm

ماذا حول لغة [أربيك]?

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Post by Nomad on Mon Dec 13, 2010 5:43 am

how do you intend to police messaging or posting on forums ?

unless you speak every language?

just asking.
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Post by Manleva on Mon Dec 13, 2010 9:16 am

Nomad wrote:how do you intend to police messaging or posting on forums ?

unless you speak every language?

just asking.

I did not see anything in the posts about making the forum multi language.

Also I cannot see anything that currently would prevent anyone using any language in their PM's.

I do however share Nomads concerns as it will make policing ingame message very hard.
I am not against making the game multi language but you need to realize that it is not as easy as you may think. To make it truly multi language then every screen within the game would need to be available in every supported language as well as the wiki and to do this fully requires either a fluency of each language supported or the assistance of people with this fluency.

It is possible to use translation sites to do the translation but byand large you will get a very literal translation and many times it will not be grammatically accurate. Try translating Salaam's post and see if it makes complete sense in english.
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Post by Salaam_Alaykum on Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:53 pm

What about the language Arabic?
Is what I asked. And yes I did it to throw yous off, lol

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Post by Admin on Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:55 pm

Salaam_Alaykum wrote:What about the language Arabic?
Is what I asked. And yes I did it to throw yous off, lol
if you can be bothered to make one. you'd be provided with the english template

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Post by Salaam_Alaykum on Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:08 pm

Sorry but don't even know what a template is let alone how to do it.
I speak many languages so all the ones you had picked out are fine by me.

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Post by Kenzu on Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:23 pm

I can translate only to languages which I can speak, however i welcome volunteers who will translate AW to their mother tongues.
I believe translating the game into a language should also come with a big reward.

Translating is however extremly time consuming.
I translated the whole base page with tooltips into German, and I must admit it was quite a lot of work, especially because not words are to be translated, but meanings.

The best thing would be if there was at least one volunteer for each language that is a players mothertongue.
My wife translated the base page into Chinese and she loves it!
Pretty sure everyone will like the game more if they display it in their respective mothertongue even if they speak English fluently

Salaam_Alaykum wrote: ماذا حول لغة [أربيك]?

ويمكن أيضا أن تستخدم اللغة العربية

هل يمكن ان يرجى ترجمة اللعبة إلى اللغة العربية؟

Nomad wrote:how do you intend to police messaging or posting on forums ?

unless you speak every language?

just asking.

Insults can be easily recognised, and I don't even need to speak a language to recognise them. Simple online translating tools can solve most problems.
Of course some offensive things might not work with online translators, but I believe we will be able to find a solution once it arises.
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Post by Salaam_Alaykum on Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:45 am

[quote="Kenzu"]I can translate only to languages which I can speak, however i welcome volunteers who will translate AW to their mother tongues.
I believe translating the game into a language should also come with a big reward.

Translating is however extremly time consuming.
I translated the whole base page with tooltips into German, and I must admit it was quite a lot of work, especially because not words are to be translated, but meanings.

The best thing would be if there was at least one volunteer for each language that is a players mothertongue.
My wife translated the base page into Chinese and she loves it!
Pretty sure everyone will like the game more if they display it in their respective mothertongue even if they speak English fluently

Salaam_Alaykum wrote: ماذا حول لغة [أربيك]?

ويمكن أيضا أن تستخدم اللغة العربية

هل يمكن ان يرجى ترجمة اللعبة إلى اللغة العربية؟

I probally can help but it will have to be when I have more time, I just got back into the country and I have alot to catch up on, In r/l, But when I get caught up with your help I'm sure we can do it if you really wanted too.

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Post by Kenzu on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:12 pm

Sure I want

After all Arabic is one of the 6 world languages, so it would be great to have it too.

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Most likely the new languages might get released in multiple steps. To release it earlier, it will not be released once all is translated, but already after some pages are translated.
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