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[Translation] Translation template and list of translations

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 6:25 pm
by SlashLife
I prepared a translation template which includes the translation aliases in the text to help translators understanding the context of the text they translate.

Until an official repository is created, I also plan on gathering the finished (or ongoing) translations (if given permission) and assemble them on http://trashbin.slashlife.org/prison-architect/
(At Introversion staff: This directory is not publicly linked; however, if you don't like translation files floating around "outside", just delete this post and give me a notice and I will take it down.)

If you would like to see your translation in this list, send me a PM or mail me: simon@stienen.name
(Please accept that I may not be able to check my mail right away or even once per day; I will upload it ASAP and reply to you with the URL)

Of course you could also upload your translation elsewhere and just reply to this thread with a link. :p

Translations so far: FR NO

(More translations may be found at http://devwiki.introversion.co.uk/pa/index.php/Mods#Translations)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:39 pm
by reedy
reedy wrote:
Chad wrote:It was fun to translate the file, but when new versions appears someone has to translate (and check) the changes. Too much efford for so little text in the game. :(


Using an application for translation management might be a lot nicer.

Seeing as MediaWiki is being used for the Wiki, Translate [1] might be a good option

Get nice side effects that if you modify the English, you can have the translations marked as needing update

As well as getting a list of untranslated strings ;)


lighthaze wrote:In my experience, community-wide translation don't really work out that good. I have led translations teams before and the skill level of different translators is just too different. In the end there really needs to be one person who makes the decisions and keeps the translations consistent. Still, this certainly is a nice idea and thumbs up for the effort.


Works great if you do it correctly. And peer review translations too. [2]




[1] https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Translate
[2] https://translatewiki.net/wiki/Main_Page



Double posting, I know..

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:42 pm
by a__gun
Just get people to upload translations to the wiki: http://devwiki.introversion.co.uk/pa/index.php/Mods#Translations

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:47 pm
by SlashLife
a__gun wrote:upload translations to the wiki


You can't upload translation files to the wiki.
The wiki is harder to access than the forum.
And you can't upload translation files to the forum, either.

So either you'll force people to write endless posts, pasting the entirety of their translation file - or you give them the chance to upload it somewhere else - preferrably making an easily accessible list of them.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:45 pm
by reedy
SlashLife wrote:
a__gun wrote:upload translations to the wiki


You can't upload translation files to the wiki.
The wiki is harder to access than the forum.
And you can't upload translation files to the forum, either.

So either you'll force people to write endless posts, pasting the entirety of their translation file - or you give them the chance to upload it somewhere else - preferrably making an easily accessible list of them.


http://devwiki.introversion.co.uk/pa/in ... ial:Upload

Just get the Introversion guys to enable upload of .txt files (hell, they've already enabled exe, zip and prison), and you can. But that's still crappy "version control"

But like I say, the Translate extension was designed for this


Hell, using a public github account would probably make more sense.

Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:48 pm
by nameghino
I'm trying to translate into Spanish, but can't get (any) language files to work on PA in my Mac.
I've searched the forums but couldn't find any instructions on how to use translation files on the Mac, any chance it would involve .lproj files? (I think not!)

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:04 pm
by Maklane
nameghino wrote:I'm trying to translate into Spanish, but can't get (any) language files to work on PA in my Mac.
I've searched the forums but couldn't find any instructions on how to use translation files on the Mac, any chance it would involve .lproj files? (I think not!)


UPS :S

No había visto tu post, lo siento pero acabo de terminarla y subirla...

http://forums.introversion.co.uk/prisonarchitect/viewtopic.php?t=501

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:28 pm
by alexdsteak
Willing to do the italian translation (native speaker) if someone gets a definitive method for translations working :)

A.

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:44 am
by mizipzor
SlashLife wrote:
a__gun wrote:upload translations to the wiki


You can't upload translation files to the wiki.
The wiki is harder to access than the forum.
And you can't upload translation files to the forum, either.

So either you'll force people to write endless posts, pasting the entirety of their translation file - or you give them the chance to upload it somewhere else - preferrably making an easily accessible list of them.


A proper bug tracker is on its way. I would assume that translation tickets are created in it with files attached.

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:38 pm
by Rayzond
Hello, i would like to translate the game to my national language which is Hebrew, the problem is the language is a Right-to-Left language,
You think you can support RTL languages?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:39 pm
by Kontorstol

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:53 pm
by hkben
I'm come from Hong Kong!
I can translate it to Chinese!
But ISO 8859-1..... :cry: :cry:

And i know it is difficult (almost impossible) to put Chinese words in to normal text field

Posted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:57 pm
by jelco
Since this is basically all on the wiki I'm destickying this topic. Keeps the stickies a bit organized. :)

Jelco

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:09 pm
by Fabioguar
alexdsteak wrote:Willing to do the italian translation (native speaker) if someone gets a definitive method for translations working :)

A.


Stavo per iniziare anche io la traduzione. Hai già fatto qualcosa oppure hai abbandonato l'idea?

Not translated at all

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 1:24 pm
by Fabioguar
Translating english.txt the game is not translated completly.
A lot of game terms remain in english.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/gonr3h2jdat4mzg/Prison.JPG
For example all the prisoner's needs remain in english.

Is there another file to translate?

How can I translate the CEO letter?