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Postby Scaryfun » Thu Jun 17, 2004 9:26 pm

Hi, everyone! We need the help of someone who understands both written German and English in order to translate existing German game descriptions and reviews into English.

Right now there is a mixture of the two on site but we think that having the site in English will attract more visitors and contributors. We still appreciate our German friends who have contributed so much to the site in the past and hope they will stay with us but in English it will be more universal to foreign visitors and hopefully will help to keep the site alive.

The translation doesn't have to be perfect as I can clean up the grammar later, but it does have to be understandable.

Any contribution is appreciated, it can be done obviously as time permits as there is no deadline and the more volunteers we have, the less each person has to do.

To get the html, just copy the link on the menu buttons, for example -
http://meineseite.i-one.at/ua19046/3dsh ... 5frame.htm
http://meineseite.i-one.at/ua19046/3dsh ... 6frame.htm

go there on Internet Explorer and use "source" option on each page as they are one big htm code.


Please help us and thanks in advance!!
Scaryfun.

Signed up so far -
Pages:____________ Translator:
1991-1993__________ loki1985______DONE!
1994______________ Lovely__________DONE!
1995______________ Lovely__________DONE!
1996______________ Lovely__________DONE!
1997______________ Scaryfun________DONE!
1998______________ Scaryfun________DONE!
1999______________ Scaryfun________DONE!
2000______________ Scaryfun________DONE!
2001______________ TheLifeForce_____DONE!
2002______________ Scaryfun______DONE!
2003______________ Scaryfun______DONE!
FAQ_______________ Lovely________DONE!
Links______________ Lovely________DONE!
Mod/Addon________ Scaryfun_______DONE!

All pages are now translated as of September 30, 2005! :woot:
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Postby Scaryfun » Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:31 pm

I haven't heard from DarkNova or Puma since we moved forums so I don't know if they are still working on these pages as they haven't registered here yet.
I pm'd them on the old forum but if you guys are still around here please re-register here and let us know. :unsure:

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Postby Scaryfun » Sat Sep 25, 2004 9:25 pm

Thanks to Lovely who has done the 1994 page and is working on the 95 and 96 ones now. :up:

I myself am slowly making my way through the 2003 page which has the largest number of games of any year.

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Postby SpineSplitter » Sun Oct 03, 2004 3:53 am

Finally i can put my translation software to some use.
I've finish what wasn't done in 96 97.
I just copied & pasted word for word into my software & saved it as year96.doc & year97.doc
It only took 30min. or so.
Now someone will have to read thru & change a few words.But its done.
Where can i upload the documents too?There only a few kb's
I'll do 98 99 next.
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Postby Scaryfun » Sun Oct 03, 2004 6:09 pm

Thanks for that! :)

Lovely was already signed up for 1996 but I can compare what you did and see how well it works. Do the sentences make sense after you've translated all the words? I use a web translator which is probably not as good and some translated sentences I can't make any sense out of.

I'll pm you with a place to up the files. :up:

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Postby Scaryfun » Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:49 pm

Just bumping this up. I never got anything from SpineSplitter. :cry:

If anyone can help with the translation tasks please do so. It's your chance to help the site even if you can't up a game. :)

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Postby loki1985 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:01 pm

chances are i got a few hours next week, so i will start 1999+ if possible....
can't guarantee anything, thou
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Postby Scaryfun » Sun Nov 14, 2004 8:18 am

Thanks for the offer loki, :)
hope you're able to get around to it eventually.

I know from personal experience it's not the most fun work but we're slowly getting there....just finished the Mod-Addon translation.

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Postby DustyRose » Fri Nov 19, 2004 2:45 pm

hi there:
just thought you might like some translation software...
i have a couple of different ones..
if interested, let me know & we can arrange a way to get them to you..
keep up the good work..

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* am attempting my first upload for the members, hope to have it done very soon as time permits & i hope i don't screw it up to bad*
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Postby dead-meat » Fri Nov 19, 2004 3:22 pm

Hmm.. I think translation software can't do it as good as "real" Germans, right?
I tried such apps/services myself and I don't think they're very good for translating whole texts/descriptions.

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Postby Scaryfun » Fri Nov 19, 2004 9:18 pm

DustyRose wrote:hi there:
just thought you might like some translation software...
i have a couple of different ones..
if interested, let me know & we can arrange a way to get them to you..
keep up the good work..

DustyRose

* am attempting my first upload for the members, hope to have it done very soon as time permits & i hope i don't screw it up to bad*


Hi! Hope your upload goes well! :D

Thanks for the offer of the translation software as well. I use this free website -
http://translation.paralink.com/translation.asp

Can you try you software on one lengthy game description and compare the translation to what this site gives? If it is indeed better then I would gladly thank you for it. 8)
Right now some sentences are totally unreadable from the translation and I have to scrap them....others I can gather the intent of the sentence and try to write something similar in English (hopefully it is).

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Postby satani » Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:17 am

i just got my diploma (Mark: B) as foreign language correspendant in english from the ICC (international chamber of commerce). if you'll tell me which page i should translate, i would be grateful to do this (mostly at the weekends).

and in german.

ich hab grad meine prüfung zum "Fremdsprachenkorrespondent - Englisch" (Note: 2) vor der IHK abgelegt und kann euch beim Übersezten behilflich sein. sagt mir nur, welche site/frame, und ich fang über die Wochenenden damit an.

Ohmyf*ckingGod !!! u use Translation-shit-software ?? please on't blame yourself. everybody knows, that translation-software (and even dictionaries of "Langensheidt") are the most crappy thing for people which are trying to translate something. (i, personally, use the "Oxford dictionary - Unilingue. an Dictionary in English only!)
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Postby Scaryfun » Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:39 pm

Thanks, satani! :)
You can start on the 2001 page.

Regarding your comments on using a dictionary instead.....well, even finding which meaning of a word fits into the sentence and the meanings of entire phrases can be lost in translation too....especially for people with no real knowledge of German, like me. :roll:

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Postby Scaryfun » Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:04 pm

Lovely said the 2001 page was done, but I never received it. Are you still around? :? If not, we can get someone else to do it.

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Postby Deireath » Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:11 pm

Well, if ya need Polish-English translator (dunno what for) :D I`m at your disposal. When it comes to translating I`m good at it. :)
You laugh at me because I`m different
I laugh at you because you`re all the same

for all those who understand Polish language:
http://www.drachtales.prv.pl/
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