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Re: [liquidwar-user] German translation again

From: Jan Gretschuskin
Subject: Re: [liquidwar-user] German translation again
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2002 10:28:03 +0200

I think I'm going to translate those sites, as soon as I can.
At the moment I'm thinking of an article over Liquid Wars for, so 
I think I 
could include these German pagetranslation into it ;)

The Optionen-Grafik thing is something I think you could call "Optionen", too.

On 17 Oct 2002 at 8:26, Christian Mauduit wrote:

> Hi,
> OK, I have made the few changes I needed to do, this includes:
> - add the German translation of the GPL to langde.c
> - edit the "Copyright" entry
> - replace accents/special chars by their equivalent (ae, ue, oe, ss)
> Additionnaly, I made minor changes to the translation, more precisely:
> - "license" has been replaced by "Lizenz" in the "Informationen" screen.
> There are still some minor problems in the translation, but I do not
> think they are really worth paying too much attention. The only one I
> can think off is a "too long" menu item in the "Optionen -> Grafik ->
> erw. Optionen" menu, in the upper right part. Nobody seriously uses that
> menu anyway 8-)
> I have prepared a Windows and Linux binaries for German speaking people
> to be able to try out the new translations. These are only work in
> progress releases, the "official" 5.5.8 release will be published when
> I'm sure everything's ready.
> The binaries can be found here:
> Normally, under a German flavor of Windows, German language should be
> activated automatically. If not, tell me ;-) Under Linux, the program
> checks the environment var "LANG" for values like "de_??".
> So the point is to toy with this release, and point out any ugly bug
> that would stick in them -<;P
> I join to this mail zipped versions of:
> - langde.c  (the file will all the menu contents)
> - (the German README file)
> The README file is not completely translated. If you could have a look
> at it Jan, it would be great. Basically, the important thing to
> translate is the first paragraph, describing the game. It's important to
> have a short description of the game for packages systems like RPM for
> instance, or to provide informations to game sites - which are not
> always in English 8-P The README file can IMHO have characters with
> accents. It already has some BTW.
> Additionnaly, I think I'll add a short couple of web pages in locations
> like or
> These would be small partial translations of the web site with basic
> informations such as:
> - what's the game about
> - how to toggle French/German menus
> - quick links to downloadble files
> - usefull things such as the mailing list address or the list of
>   servers.
> I currently have done these pages in French. Should you want to
> translate them into German, I'd need to translate them in English first.
> However, this last step is not done yet... Note that there's no problem
> at all if you think this is too much work (about 40 lines of translation
> I'd say). And BTW, my view of how should the German pages be is just a
> suggestion. You might as well create your own content. Just let me know
> if you:
> - wish to translate the French web pages (I would of course make an
>   English translation first)
> - do not really have enough time nor motivation to do it -> I'm pretty
>   much aware that Free Software projects *need* to be somewhat fun 8-)
> - think you've got inspiration and it's better if you write pages from
>   scratch. In this case, keep in mind that I only pubish "simple"
>   content on my web site, that's to say no fancy HTML but plain readable
>   text with minor enhancements such as bullet lists or titles.
> I can obviously release German support within the game without
> having a German section on my web site. The point in having a German -
> even partial - translation of the site in German is that it's a lot
> nicer to read when you come from a German speaking site. But as I just
> said, it's absolutely not mandatory.
> That's it for now.
> Have a nice day.
> Christian.
> PS: 5 new maps in the cvs20021017 release, thanks Jan 8-)
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