Arbiter languages, translators needed

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Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by thefinerminer » Fri Apr 12, 2013 8:21 pm

There has been lots of talk this month about translating Arbiter into other languages, and you are needed!

Arbiter has a .LNG file which can be opened in any text program. It has instructions how to translate and make comments in the file. Rename the file to mylanguage.lng and please upload here.

Hopefully Cryslon or another Arbiter expert can add comments to the English file to help others translate it, because some parts of the file (some stats and disabled features) are difficult to understand unless you know your minesweeper history well :)

Completed versions:

1. english.lng (Dmitriy S.) - included in Arbiter
2. japanese.lng (Yuuki N.) - included in Arbiter (Note: on my english computer the characters do not display correct, is the file damaged?)

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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by Yunano » Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:48 am

I have confirmed the characters in the menu bar and so on get garbled on my English Windows 7 when the japanese.lng is applied.
However these corruptions do not happen on my Japanese Windows 7.

By the way, the japanese.lng is incomplete since some items translated to Japanese in the file cause corruptions even on Japanese Windows.
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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by gacord » Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:05 am

I have arranged the lng file of Chinese.
Several players are using this file now and it seems works fine on Chinese system(XP & Win7).
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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by Tommy » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:19 pm

The problem is that arbiter uses ANSI, meaning that language files will only work on a system that uses that language. So, what Yunano observed is to be expected, and not a sign of a broken language file.

Cryslon, is it realistic to tell Arbiter to use UTF-8 instead?

I just had a really intense week - but now that it is over, the german file will be done soon!
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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by babz » Sat Apr 13, 2013 9:53 pm

There are text i an't figure out where they are displayed...
Some buttosn are not readable even in the english version.

The translation need to to translate more than the .lng file.
In preferences, we can setup the automation record and counter, the explanations are written in the _autosave_template.txt and _counter_template.txt .

The problem is that arbiter uses one file, and won't check the language to use. We need to all right in the same file, or change arbiter to chose files with the right language
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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by Cryslon » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:56 am

Tommy wrote:Cryslon, is it realistic to tell Arbiter to use UTF-8 instead
The compiler for Arbiter isn't UTF-friendly. I tried to switch to UTF-8 with a third-party library when i made 0.47, but it seemed to cause noticeable lags.

About problems on Japanese machines Yunano mentioned: Arbiter uses some third-party GUI components apparently unable to display any characters but Latin. Massive GUI changes are needed to fix that. I've neither time, nor desire to do that.
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Re: Arbiter languages, translators needed

Post by joni » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:18 pm

I hear your call for translations and am working on translating Arbiter in Albanian (just for fun mostly, I don't think the impact on the community would be that huge :D).

Cheers!
Joni

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