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Multilanguage support?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 16:55
by szemi
I want to ask whether if it's possible to have multilanguage support for Commander Genius.

My ideas: English, Deutsch, Hungarian, French, Spanish, Greek, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese.


Of course, it depends on what nationality persons are here.


As translations in my opinion it would be like this for example:

Hungarian: Me (the most active hungarian one)
Nisaba, Tulip, gerstrong: Deutsch
English: basic
Greek: ?
French: ?
Italian: ?
Russian: ?
Japenese: There is somebody, who tried translating Keen to Japenese (?).
Spanish: ?
Chinese: Lingyan203

It should be worth, but I don't know if any of you can help. Myself I'm sure I would translate it to Hungarian.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 18:14
by DoomJedi
Google translate does a good job.

Russian could be my thing, just too much afraid of the task...and busy with other stuff

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 18:19
by szemi
Well, gerstrong must see it as this is an idea. So if it's possible, you can get into the Russian if you have spared time.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 23:56
by nanomekia
szemi wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 16:55
Japenese: There is somebody, who tried translating Keen to Japenese (?).
That'd be me. I could still do it provided it doesn't involve altering bitmaps.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 15:39
by szemi
Alright, then yours is the Japenese translation.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 19:16
by DoomJedi
Do we have all the required text as some doc file or something?
I could use google translate as a base and then fix it being native russian speaker...could translate it to hebrew as well.

But what will it be good for? Do you really have feedback of people having language barrier to play Keen?

P.S. Should "Commander Keen" be translated including the Keen word?

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 19:38
by szemi
Well, nanomekia would do the translation to Japenese, you would do the Hebrew and Russian, I would do the Hungarian.

Question: Enthusiasm?

And as for your question, it'll be good for those people, who wants to play the game(s) in their native language (if they don't speak one). You know, more option.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 21:08
by nanomekia
DoomJedi wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 19:16
Do we have all the required text as some doc file or something?
^ this, this is precisely what I would need.
DoomJedi wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 19:16
P.S. Should "Commander Keen" be translated including the Keen word?
"Keen" would stay - that's his name - but "Commander" would likely be translated, I'd think.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22
by gerstrong
Not really convinced of the idea, because it was never meant to be in other languages. Still though, if you have tranlastions I might see what can be done.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:18
by szemi
gerstrong wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22
Not really convinced of the idea, because it was never meant to be in other languages.
It would be for your own good.

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 18:11
by gerstrong
Well, we can do that but some other fonts are needed and support of Unicode and some translation tables...

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:56
by gerstrong
szemi wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:18
gerstrong wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22
Not really convinced of the idea, because it was never meant to be in other languages.
It would be for your own good.
How about you argue more the assumption of yours...

Re: Multilanguage support?

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 13:22
by szemi
Sorry for suggesting something... >.>