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Title: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Alex Chouls on November 16, 2012, 06:27:22 PM
In 1.5.0 we've started translating the Playmaker editor into other languages.

I think we'll get the best translations from Playmaker users who actually use the software, so we're using an online service that lets users pitch in and offer translations.

Progress so far:

Chinese Simplified: 100%
Chinese Traditional: 100%
Japanese: 100%
French: 100%
Portuguese Brazilian: 80%
Dutch: 43%
German: 100%
Spanish: 100%
Swedish: 39%

And a bunch of languages at 0%

If you're a bilingual Playmaker user, who can help translate Playmaker into another language, we want to hear from you! Please contact us at info@hutonggames.com

Thanks!
Alex
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on November 18, 2012, 10:10:51 PM
Hi,

Just to point out that I am currently translating French, but I could do with a hand on corrections and suggestions as I am the first to admit I am really bad at grammar and spelling... :)

 also, I am having some dilema as to how to translate ( or not actually) typical keywords such as:

-- GameObject
-- FSM
-- Gizmo
-- Float
-- Int
-- Vector3 Vector2
-- Child

etc. There are more of course, but your opinion would be appreciated here.

bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Alex Chouls on February 14, 2013, 05:30:05 PM
I think types that appear in the Unity API should not be translated.

I'll mark those in the project...
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Appood on May 25, 2013, 01:17:31 AM
any chance with some Indian Languages
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: anim86 on May 25, 2013, 03:24:39 AM
Russian?  :)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: dxpsite on September 18, 2013, 11:19:14 PM
Russian?  :)
Sure.. but only tooltips, NOT expressions or functions, operators etc..
(Конечно, но только описание..Но НЕ переводить выражения, функции, операторы и т.д.)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: muppetpuppet on December 14, 2013, 01:55:09 PM
hi, i'm Dutch, no problem testing a dutch version if you want.  But lemme tell you , the dutch people are practically bilingual. Especially young poeple and anybody in in any digital profession.  I have yet to meet an artis,coder or heck anyone in the dutch game industry  that prefers dutch language versions.

Dutch versions tend to confuse, as we're just basically all used to english software.. Heck I make sure to order english versions of Windows,cuz people just feel dutch windows is for dummies..

So unless there's another dutchie that disagrees, I wouldn't put to many resources on a dutch version..   ;)    It's a cultural thing..  (there is no voice dubbing of anything in holland, its all english/original versions on tv/film/web anything basically).. 

cheers
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on December 15, 2013, 03:32:35 AM
Hi,

 Yes, it's incredible how you are all truly bilingual, the same goes with Denmark, where I went there for the first time few weeks ago, and it's very much is the same.  Kudos :)

bye,
 
Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Jane on March 31, 2014, 11:33:32 PM
Hi, i don't sure  that you need it but i can help you with Russian  :)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Alex Chouls on April 01, 2014, 02:17:22 AM
Hi, i don't sure  that you need it but i can help you with Russian  :)

Thanks! I'll PM you an invite :)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Mikael1987 on April 03, 2014, 03:47:17 PM
I'm a Spaniard from Madrid and would gladly help you with the Spanish translation if you still need help with that. :)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: cmonroy on May 12, 2014, 05:32:45 AM
Jean: it is always a good idea to translate technical term and use them along the original one. The reason for this is that some concepts are more understandable: FSM are known in spanish as Máquinas de Estado Finito and as such it is easier to grasp the whole meaning and implications of this concept. After that, is is simple to use the abbreviation of Finite State Machines (FSM).
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on May 13, 2014, 04:43:42 AM
Hi,

 Yeah. Tricky all these translation and how it will be perceived.

Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: BGM on May 16, 2014, 03:40:51 AM
Hi JeanFabre,
translating into french is not easy for this type of software...
As far as I now, Unity is not translated into french (but I must admit I never checked...) So I think there are some terms that should remain in english in ordrer to ensure global coherence...

I would suggest :
-- GameObject --> GameObject. I would not translate this term... If I had to, I would use "Brique Objet" (as a reference for object-oriented design)
-- FSM --> In french I think we say "MEF" for "Machine à états finis" (a literal translation from english, when a more accurate translation would be "Machine avec un nombre d'états fini"...)
-- Gizmo --> Gizmo! I don't think there is a french word for this... Maybe "vignette" (but I think the literal translation would be "Gadget"...)??
-- Float --> (nombre) Décimal
-- Int --> (nombre) Entier
-- Vector3 Vector2 --> Vecteur3 Vecteur2 or Vecteur3D Vecteur2D... Not very important I think : the term is explicit...
-- Child --> Child. I would not translate... ("Enfant" or "Fils/Fille" would look strange to me)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on May 20, 2014, 06:32:49 AM
Hi,

 you seem a lot more legitimate to give a new pass on the french translation than me :) do you want to have access to the translation system so you can have an input?

bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: BGM on September 30, 2014, 03:38:07 AM
Jeanfabre : if I could help, off course!
(sorry for the loooong delay of answer, have been away for a while...)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: MatiasHarder on April 21, 2017, 04:37:46 PM
Hello! I speak Spanish and I would like to collaborate to translate the official documentation of the playmaker (manual), if you are interested please contact me at my email.

email: matt.zweaz@gmail.com
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on April 23, 2017, 11:10:53 PM
Hi,

 Cool, email sent :)

 bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: drown on April 26, 2017, 06:28:21 AM
I am German and would help with the german translation if needed.

I mainly replied to this thread to throw in some thoughts :

Float/Int/GameObject/FSM...basically all variables and technical terms from the documentation should not be translated. All the resources concerning programming concepts (tutorials,books,papers etc) are using those terms unified and these should stay as they are - to make support and cross language support simpler and more effective.

I use Adobe software alot when it comes to filmmaking - they made the horrible mistake to translate everything into the localized language - all tutorials and help forums are basically useless for me.

F.E a "Float" - it is a technical term that nearly all software has agreed on - it is like "Keyframe" in video - it does not make sense to translate it. Unity has no native localization for the editor - this is what makes Unitys resources so powerful - they are international and can be understood due to agreements that were made beforehand.

Things to translate :

Tooltips, Actions like "Wait" (non technical, general actions) or "Activate GameObject" to "Aktiviere GameObject" <-- Keep the technical term for     consistency and translate the part that might be easier to understand in the mother tongue.

Alex
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on May 03, 2017, 10:47:51 PM
Hi,

can you pm me with your email, I'll forward it so that you can get access to the translation system to make these mods if you want. We would appreciate that greatly!

 Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: krmko on May 05, 2017, 04:25:18 AM
Hi Jean,

i translated a lot of IT stuff via transifex (one of the bigger feats was about 5000 string for Alfresco CRM), i don't know if you've got many customers from Serbia, but i can do it in a jiffy.
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on May 05, 2017, 07:31:35 AM
Hi,

 Cool, simply get back to me in a pm with your email, and I'll forward it so you can get access to our system.

 Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: MatiasHarder on October 17, 2017, 08:14:13 AM
Hi, why does Spanish have 30%? still do not confirm the rest of the translated words or are they wrong?
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: jeanfabre on October 18, 2017, 03:49:45 AM
Hi,

 I am not sure, I'll enquire with Alex,

 Bye,

 Jean
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Alex Chouls on October 18, 2017, 07:57:05 AM
Hmmm, just checked on Crowdin and Spanish is 100% Approved. It might not have made it into an update yet, but I'll make sure it gets into the next one...

Thanks for your work on this!
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Gustav on October 18, 2017, 10:14:50 AM
How about German? 59%?

Would be happy to help translating. :)
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: Alex Chouls on October 18, 2017, 11:37:26 AM
Ahhh, I just realized you’re looking at the summary in the first post. I need to update that with the current data from CrowdIn. Not sure where German stands, but would love the help! We will be updating the text strings with new strings added in the last few updates, so it's an ongoing effort! Thanks everyone!
Title: Re: Localizing Playmaker - we need your help!
Post by: djaydino on October 18, 2017, 02:38:25 PM
Hi,
I can help for German and Dutch as well when needed.