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Topic: Use of the same punctuation in the translation?

Venatrix
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Posted at: 2015-02-16, 22:17

Hi, short question: Shall we keep the same punctuation in the translation as in the original?

The reason I ask are two strings in the Dummy Scenario:
„Not yet implemented“
„Sorry, this map is not yet implemented.“

In German both of them got an exclamation mark, not sure why. I wouldn’t mind changing it more to the original (I feel it fits better), but they’re already marked as reviewed, so i’m a bit hesitant about changing those strings…


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Posted at: 2015-02-16, 22:30

I do not know who marked them as reviewed. I do not like the exclamation mark there (I do not like being yelled at face-wink.png )


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Posted at: 2015-02-16, 23:06

I have given you reviewer power, so you can change reviewed strings.

We will need to do some organizing in Transifex and assign more reviewers in general and find language coordinators.


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Posted at: 2015-02-16, 23:16

Reviewing would be nice, but the question that is still unsolved is: How do translators inform reviewers that they have suggested a better string? I have not yet found a way how I can filter for these cases.


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Posted at: 2015-02-17, 07:47

You cannot inform them really. You might open an issue, but I haven't found a way to list all issues so that you can click on them either. Transifex assumes that if a string is reviewed that people won't really want to change it anymore, although a reviewer can still edit it or bump it back to unreviewed. So, if you wish to use a review process, I think this is the best way to go about it: only mark strings as reviewed when you have double-checked them carefully, and if you come across a reviewed string that you think needs further discussion, unreview it. Of course, translators without reviewer powers won't be able to unreview a string, so they will need to use a different means of catching reviewers' attention.

How about a thread in this forum called "German translation issues" where everybody posts strings to look at? You could also link this thread on the Wiki. For discussing a particular string, you can link to individual entries on Transifex - just get it in the editor and then copy it fro the browser's address bar, like this: https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/widelands/translate/#de/scenario_emp01/40698817?q=barbarian


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Posted at: 2015-02-18, 10:27

GunChleoc wrote:

I have given you reviewer power, so you can change reviewed strings.

Thanks, though I had hoped to not have this kind of responsibility. face-wink.png


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Posted at: 2015-02-18, 19:15

Nobody is forcing you to set anything on reviewed, but if you spot a mistake in an already reviewed string, you can do something about it face-smile.png

Unlike on Launchpad, if you're a reviewer, this doesn't mean that all your translations are automatically considered reviewed.


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