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Feedback: MangaHelpers localization project!

+ posted by Nimloth in Site News on Feb 18, 2009 20:43



Greetings everyone,

Today, we have a small piece of very exciting news to share with you:

We can happily say that we have developed a system to localize the MangaHelpers website and all its menus and information (not editorial and forum posts) into any given language through our MangaHelpers Translation project.

It is in this regard that we are curious as to if any translators would be willing to provide a translation of terms for their language. Could even co-op. Be warned though, it is an extensive list!

We want everyone to feel at home and familiar on the website, and since our brilliant coder Osso decided to implement this during his "break", well - we figured we'd give it a shout and see what you thought.

Leave a comment or thoughts below :)

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Comments
#1. by Akainu (Magma♥)
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
nice idea! *thumbsup*
where can I sign in? ^^
#2. by radicalbyte (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Sweet. I can help with the translation into dutch, if needed..
#3. by chvis002 (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
Sounds like a brilliant idea!, sounds like an ass-amount of work thought...

Good luck with it! You have my support, heck I might even be willing to translate to swedish if needed.

#4. by dei_kun (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I think is a great idea. You count with me!
#5. by Se3D03 (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Cool idea guys, i can help in Filipino!!!! count me in!
#6. by Shrimp (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Love the idea. I'd be more than happy to help if you need a french translator ^^
#7. by juUnior (Intl Translator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
First of all: Awesome idea!

If there's a need for PL trans - You can count me in - I would do that with some other pl translator for proofreading thingy ^^
#8. by Bleda (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Great. I can help with translation to Turkish, if it is needed.
#9. by WarriorKK (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Even not more Vietnamese groups or guests, but if you need, I can help that language.
#10. by Ju-da-su (Intl Translator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I know that not very Thai people are around, but . . . you have my support . . . I'm willing to help you with the translation into Thai . . . ;)
#11. by nxlouco (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Great Idea!

I'd be glad to help xD even if there are already some Brazilian Portuguese Volunteers....
#12. by Bucek (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Can help juUnior in translating it to polish. ;)
#13. by unok-kun (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I can translate it to Spanish. Where do I sign up?
#14. by DNX (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I'd be glad to help you on this. Count on me!
#15. by Absolutio (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Very nice idea. Won't mind helping out with Hebrew translation as well..
#16. by Kitsame (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Nice thought-i can help in Serbian
#17. by Ichiki (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
Nice! I can help with italian translation ;)
#18. by unok-kun (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
One thing: the translation should be neutral? I mean, for example (my case xD), Spanish is a language spoken in Spain and in Latin America. Some words used in Spain aren't used in Latin America and viceversa; and even one word commonly used in Spain is a profane word in some parts of Latin America.

And I don't only mean that: also neutral in the meaning of not informal, but neither too formal (not a "-sama" nor a "-kun", more like a "-san"; if you understand it better like this), and that stuff.
#19. by mirai (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
I can trans to Polish.
#20. by Mamo (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
This sounds great!
I'd love to help with translating from English to Japanese; it seems like no one covered that language yet.
#21. by Belisar (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
can help with russian. nice idea guys. *thumbs up*
pm me and i do what i can.
#22. by anteater (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
I'd be happy to help you. Count me in for the Romanian version. :)
#23. by JSnow (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
I'd be glad to help with the Portuguese translation. o/
#24. by Nimloth (よろず屋 / Yorozuya)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Quote:
One thing: the translation should be neutral? I mean, for example (my case xD), Spanish is a language spoken in Spain and in Latin America. Some words used in Spain aren't used in Latin America and viceversa; and even one word commonly used in Spain is a profane word in some parts of Latin America.

And I don't only mean that: also neutral in the meaning of not informal, but neither too formal (not a "-sama" nor a "-kun", more like a "-san"; if you understand it better like this), and that stuff.


Well, for reference we're talking about translating terms such as "My Forums", "Manga Database", "latest News Headlines", "Latest Site Releases" etc. As such the translations should be as close to the representing term as possible for all languages, including capitalization.

Hope that clarifies some :)
#25. by yal (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
bullshit idea.
#26. by Zelos (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Nice idea, I'd really like to help translating the site into German. :)
#27. by marco (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
It's a good idea, if you need an italian translator/checker i'm available
#28. by Axass (Intl Translator)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
I can help with italian as well.
#29. by Tassen (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
Good idea, i think i shoud be able to do the Norwegian part or at least help with it if needed.
#30. by philippe1403 (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
you are doing a great work !
thx a lot for all the effort
I can do some french
#31. by Firebird (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
I can help with Russian translation too :)
#32. by fujitofu (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 21, 2009
I can do Chinese if needed >.<!!
#33. by Shurou (Translator)
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I can help with Japanese or Korean (although atm, I am only available to supplement someone else already doing it since I don't have too much time to pour into this)
#34. by Arvael (Scanlator)
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
Sounds great!
I'd be glad to help with Hungarian if you think :)
#35. by Laurentius (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 22, 2009
I can translate into italian, but I've got a lot to study lately so I can't say how many hours per week I can spare to translate. I'm willing to help you though.
#36. by Uchihа_Sasuke (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I can help with russian localization
#37. by kaya (Translator)
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
I can provide translation to Japanese or Chinese if needed. :)
#38. by vattu- (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 24, 2009
If I can manage to open up some time, I could probably translate it to finnish :)
#39. by rafazildo (Registered User)
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
Good Idea!

I can translate to portuguese xD
#40. by polaris (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 4, 2009
If needed, I may help with translation to Turkish; can't promise though :(
#41. by gakujin (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 5, 2009
I don't post much, but I can help with Spanish. ^^
#42. by DarkOni (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 5, 2009
I would help Zelos with the german translation^^
#43. by justice_4_you (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 5, 2009
i can help with italian translation too!!!
#44. by andyprue (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 6, 2009
If it's needed, I can help with Vietnamese ^_^ This awesome site is too badly known in the Vietnamese community, unfortunately.
#45. by eyesotope (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 6, 2009
great and very ambitious idea!
is there a list of the terms and expressions that require translation?
#46. by Sasori (Intl Translator)
Posted on Mar 8, 2009
Great idea, I can help to translate in Italian ;)
#47. by Akainu (Magma♥)
Posted on Mar 9, 2009
so, ummm - might sound a little impatient, but since the downtime wasn't done, does it still need to be for the upgrades, that lead to the localization? or in short: when will we start ^^'
#48. by Naihonn (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
This is really, really good idea. And I have so much free time. So, if you want, I can work on Czech translation. This could be really helpful, because I know about so many people who use our national not high-quality sources, just because they understand them better.
#49. by gao_dargon (Intl Translator)
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
i would like to help ^^
#50. by gamerkiste (Registered User)
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
I would like to help with the translation into german and join zelos^^

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