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July 2, 2022 1:21pm #28671
A topic for people who are working on translating the site into other languages to hang out and ask questions. :)
If you are a skilled speaker of Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, Japanese, French or Spanish and interested in helping us to improve our translations, your help is very much welcome! You can join our translation project here: https://poeditor.com/join/project/q6EUGx3wTF
Unfortunately POeditor doesn't have a great system for just chatting, so I thought this would be a good spot. :)July 2, 2022 2:39pm #28672
So for the Dutch error messages, I'm running into the problem where 'the' is gendered when translated, and it depends on what the noun is which of the following are used:
de, het, een
It doesn't appear consistent across the board and it can be tricky to figure out the noun in these instances. I think the ideal workaround may be to simply leave out 'the' entirely in the translation? Otherwise it's going to read super awkward when translated with the incorrect articles.July 2, 2022 2:43pm #28673
Actually, in looking at a lot of the error messages, I think we could remove "The" from the english version as well. It would make it more grammatically correct in most situations. So that sounds perfect.July 2, 2022 2:57pm #28674
Okay, I updated the English version to reflect that decision. It's amazing how the translation process has been steadily improving the original version of the site too.July 2, 2022 4:05pm #28675
I also ran into the fact that 'reply' and 'react' can both be the same word in Dutch as 'reactie'. I opted to translate 'reply' as a version of 'answer', and to keep 'react' as 'reaction'.
So reply = antwoord
And react = reactie
Having both the reply and the react be the same word could potentially be confusing, so I feel this is a worthwhile distinction!July 2, 2022 4:08pm #28676
AND, 'Delete topic reply?' doesn't translate smoothly into Dutch. 'Verwijder onderwerp antwoord?' doesn't roll off the tongue and is just weirdly phrased, so I simplified it to 'Delete message?' = 'Verwijder bericht?' -- it's not the most accurate one-on-one translation, but it gets the intention across accurately!July 2, 2022 4:14pm #28677
The intention/ability to understand what is going to happen is usually more important than "exact" translation, definitely.July 2, 2022 5:06pm #28678
I've answered this a couple times for people via messages, so I thought I'd drop here: In languages that have a formal and informal, we are using informal. We are trying to sound friendly and approachable most of the time, as if speaking student to student.July 6, 2022 1:11pm #28692
DUTCH IS LIVE! :D :D :D 🎉July 8, 2022 6:05am #28698
I'M SO HAPPY!!
I bet I'll be finding small errors here and there as I wander over the Dutch version, I'll be sure to send you any fixes I stumble on Kim!July 10, 2022 2:17pm #28700July 14, 2022 5:41pm #28706
Will there be a portuguese version? Because I would volunteer to translate as a brazilian portuguese native speaker.July 14, 2022 6:36pm #28707
Potentially! I can only have so many languages open at one time in poeditor, but once another wraps up perhaps I can take it off of poeditor and replace with Portuguese :)July 15, 2022 6:14am #28708
Will there be a Greek version, too? If anyone or someone who is a native Greek speaker who knows what to do.July 16, 2022 3:14pm #28710
Right now I don't have specific plans for languages beyond these initial 8, but we could potentially add a Greek version (or Russian, or Basque, or Hindi, or Italian, or any other language) in future. If there appears to be enough interest and people who are able to help with the translation.