Other languages?

Bringing the text of SotS2 up to date for Russian and German players as well as expanding into other languages.

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While this project lives or dies by the exceptional efforts of poly-lingual fans, there is the potential for debate. The main things to remember is that bad Russian/German is better than nothing at all, so while we respect that there are various and subtle options for certain words and concepts, please keep the debate here (not in the public docs), allow Kerberos and super-user mods to make final rulings, and regardless if your suggestions are used, your input was invaluable and you helped make it happen.
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Re: Other languages?

Post by BlueTemplar » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:58 am

The main hurtle is the character set. I will add it to the wish list and we'll see what we can do.

Chinese character set isn't in UTF-8?

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Azrael Ultima » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:49 pm

I think a proper font is probably a bigger hurdle. It needs to look good and be readable in game, after all.
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Re: Other languages?

Post by Bruherd » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:28 am

Hi guys,

Im my spare time I'm translating the game in Italian (and no, i wont translate "battleriders" as i will incurr in pretty much the same problems as the german-speaking friends;)).
I don't realy know how many italian players are aout there, anyway castewarkp I suppose I can send you the string.csv file when it's at least -let's say - half done?
Lemme know if it's feasible or if i'm just wasting your (and my:P) time.

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Re: Other languages?

Post by shadow wolf » Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:54 pm

Theorde wrote:Hi, i'm from spain.
I see that we are several spanish- speakers in this forum, at least many as german speakers, and more than french speakers but we have not spanish translation in the game
I hope some day will arrive the spanish patch ( at least before spain speaks in german)

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=36296&start=285

:awesome:

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Theorde » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:06 pm

Thank you, wolf
Maybe spanishspeaker community can do something about translating the game. Any volunteer?

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Roberbond » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:04 am

Theorde wrote:Thank you, wolf
Maybe spanishspeaker community can do something about translating the game. Any volunteer?


I wouldn´t mind to start the translation to spanish. I have translated a few wordpress themes, but i don´t know the necessary tools to translate a game like this or if i only need to translate a text file.

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Eleahen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:45 am

Heya

Once set up on Google Docs it's just a text translation. Take a look:

viewtopic.php?f=65&t=40714
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=40715
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=40774

The tricky things are to keep names consistant throughout the document, keep the game opened in the other window to have an idea what part of GUI you are looking at, keep it short where possible, and to have a fellow translator to help you when you feel dizzy. :)

Hope it helps.

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Roberbond » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:33 pm

Eleahen wrote:Heya

Once set up on Google Docs it's just a text translation. Take a look:

http://www.kerberos-productions.com/for ... 65&t=40714
http://www.kerberos-productions.com/for ... 65&t=40715
http://www.kerberos-productions.com/for ... 65&t=40774

The tricky things are to keep names consistant throughout the document, keep the game opened in the other window to have an idea what part of GUI you are looking at, keep it short where possible, and to have a fellow translator to help you when you feel dizzy. :)

Hope it helps.


it looks easy. Let me know when you want me to do it.

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Eleahen » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:06 pm

No, no, no - when YOU are ready to start doing it, try contacting castewarkp. ;)

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Roberbond » Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:20 am

Eleahen wrote:No, no, no - when YOU are ready to start doing it, try contacting castewarkp. ;)

ok. i have pm him :)

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Re: Other languages?

Post by alekssandros » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:01 pm

Theorde wrote:Thank you, wolf
Maybe spanishspeaker community can do something about translating the game. Any volunteer?


U should contact with them

http://www.clandlan.net/

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Theghar » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:07 pm

Hi all,
We have translated game into Polish language :]

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Darkwing dack » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:07 pm

Theghar wrote:Hi all,
We have translated game into Polish language :]

Wow, can I see it? Maybe it will give me enough inspiration to finally finish my ukrainian translation.

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Theghar » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:37 pm

Of course:
http://merthen.com/modding/star-of-the-swords-ii/
Dowload and unpack it to Sword of the Stars II\assets\base\locale :]

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Re: Other languages?

Post by Pentastik » Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:31 am

castewarkp wrote:While this project is intended to rectify the incomplete localization of SotS2, there is no reason it cannot be used in a similar fashion to open up the game to players around the world where there is no publisher. So, if you think there is enough interest and player translators for a particular language other than Russian and German, please let us know here and we will set up the appropriate Google source docs!


I want to translate for korean

this offer still available?

simply tested on my installed STOS2

but SOTS2 font don't have korean characters


can you provide google docs link?
or I can translate installed string.csv & speech.csv then send you

next I can provide korean font for support korean characters

please answer if you can

thanks

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