Translate the Empires Quick-Start Guide (and Manual)

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  1. Beerdude26

    Beerdude26 OnThink(){ IsDownYet(); }

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    Inspired by Urknall's thread for a German Quick-Start Guide, it seems like a good idea to provide multiple translations of the Quick-Start Guide (at the very least) and the Manual (preferably).

    Some other languages I have in mind:
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • French

    If anyone wants to provide a translation for a language not in this list, just PM me and Trickster. We'll inform you whether a translation for the language is in progress or not. We'll also update this thread accordingly.

    For translators:
    The HTML files for both the Empires Quick-Start Guide and the Empires Manual can be found in the "manual" directory in your Empires install folder. These are simple text files that can be edited with Notepad or Notepad++.

    Translations in progress: Language - User to contact

     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2014
  2. Urknall

    Urknall Member

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    It would be nice, if the language teams use the same symbols for the Steam-Guide... I made one for Russian, French, Spanish and Polish (see attached files).
     

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  3. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    *points at the entirety of the Polish community, aka me and zoom*
     
  4. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    To my suprise, after checking the viper stats (how long were they even running? I dont have shit in there so id assume not long), there were like a dozen+ people who played.
     
  5. Grantrithor

    Grantrithor Member

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    Shit now I need to reinstall to do the Spanish translation.
     
  6. Beerdude26

    Beerdude26 OnThink(){ IsDownYet(); }

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    Yeah I thought of that last night too, wanna spearhead the translation?
     
  7. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yup, I'll have a look at it ^^
     
  8. f1r3w4rr10r

    f1r3w4rr10r Modeler

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    I'll give the German one a proof read, if you want to.
     
  9. Fooshi

    Fooshi For fuck's sake Fooshi

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    >no request for a Norwegian translation.

    ;_;
     
  10. D.D.D. Destroyer

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    You're Norwegian, you should request it.
     
  11. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    I wonder how many people actually do use translations. I mean, without knowing english you won't have a fun time in empires, where poor communication kills.
     
  12. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    we should have never built the tower of babel
     
  13. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    Fuck Norway. You know how much I hate everyone from there Fooshi.
     
  14. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I know some people who could do a Spanish translation, ill get back to you if they agree.

    I would just die if I had a competent commander but only spoke Russian.
     
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  15. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    I dont think that you can aspire to be competent at empires without any knowledge of english, seeing as it cripples the basis of the game - teamwork.
     
  16. D.D.D. Destroyer

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    Not really, the basics are covered by being attentive, no language is required - you see a hurt friend, you heal him, you see the ammo icon, you drop ammo, so forth. It's the advanced tactics that are crippled.
     
  17. Z100000M

    Z100000M Vithered Weteran

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    I do not think you can write "spawn at x" , "ninja rax at main" or "apc rush inc main" as advanced or rare occurences in empires.
     
  18. D.D.D. Destroyer

    D.D.D. Destroyer Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Unless I'm doing something terribly wrong, the file turns characters specific to Polish (ą ę ł ć ż) into different characters, making the text look fugly (if I just go for a e l c z) or somewhat hard to read (with them).

    [​IMG]

    What should I do?
     
  19. f1r3w4rr10r

    f1r3w4rr10r Modeler

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  20. McGyver

    McGyver Experimental Pedagogue

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    The meta tag should set charset to UTF-8, like this:

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/>
     

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