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Translated Server Rules and Common Phrases

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 15:32
by rubenwardy
Hi, as a server owner one issue I have is communicating with players that don't speak English. I have a few very helpful multilingual moderators, but they're not online most of the time so I tend to have to resort to Google translate.

It would be great to have a resource for common rules translated into different languages. I'm not sure how best to do this, but ideally it should be machine parsable so mods can show the language to the right user, but it should be possible for a server admin to just read it without a mod.

Maybe a repository and weblate would be best, as most translators are there anyway.

This resource could be used for server rules or for moderator communication (ie: telling a player to stop something)

I'd like suggestions for phrases to include, comments on how to do it, and existing translations if your server has them

+ Phrases I can think of

Re: Translated Server Rules and Common Phrases

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 16:00
by srifqi
I prefer to use Weblate. As you have said, there are already quite a lot of translator on Weblate.

The only problem I can think is how server owners will use those translation.

+ Phrases (with Indonesian language (ID) translation)

Re: Translated Server Rules and Common Phrases

PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 23:44
by KCoombes
Is there a reason intllib can't do this? Most servers use the same rules, so it makes sense to secure translations for the common rules and display them via a formspec to new players (like on a sign at spawn, or as a sfinv/Unified Inventory tab/page, or in a book....etc,etc)

Re: Translated Server Rules and Common Phrases

PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 06:51
by ANAND
rubenwardy - as KCoombes mentioned, intllib (by kaeza) would definitely be of help.

I've had this problem as a fellow-player too, half the players don't understand English. There's no point in warning players before kicking / banning them either. Also, the random_messages mod is of no use to those who don't know English at all. I hope intllib solves these issues...