Translation Issues - Acronyms

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Translation Issues - Acronyms

Post by caga » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:30 pm

You are right, they sound better. I thought I read "Benommenheit" as translation for "stunned" somewhere, but can't find it again :?

Another topic to discuss:
According to this thread there are people having trouble with abbreviations as they usually consist of the first letters of the name of an item/skill. This can be a problem as the translation does not lead to the same abbreviations. Imho this is not a really big problem, but a problem nonetheless.
My suggestion is to include the original abbreviation in brackets behind the translation.

cheers, caga
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Re: Translation in German

Post by nyktos » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:55 pm

caga wrote:My suggestion is to include the original abbreviation in brackets behind the translation.

cheers, caga
+1

very good idea!

------------EDIT--------------

~Skills~
WA - Weapon Accuracy | HH - Hard Hit | BS - Bark Skin
MC - More Criticals | BC - Better Criticals | CS - Combat Speed
TH - Treasure Hunter | QL - Quick Learner | CE - Corpse Eater
IF - Increased Fortitude | FM - Failure Mastery | MF - Magic Finder
SM - Strong Mind | EB - Enduring Body | PB - Pure Blood

~Items~
ElyR - Elytharan Redeemer | RoL - Raiper of Lifesteal | RoLS - Ring of Lesser Shadow
ShaF - Shadowfang | GoLF - Gloves of Life Force | ChaR - Chaosreaper

[taken from: http://andorstrail.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1403 ]
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Re: Translation in German

Post by lady black » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:28 pm

Do we have "official" abbreviations for Cleave, Evasion and Regeneration?
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Re: Translation in German

Post by nyktos » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:40 pm

i dunno, i tend to use ''Regen'' in lieu of the full ''Regeneration''...
but if its one word i usually just spell it out.

i also left out merchant, dodge & evasion (for the same reason).
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Re: Translation Issues - Acronyms

Post by Samuel » Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:11 am

caga wrote:Another topic to discuss:
According to this thread there are people having trouble with abbreviations as they usually consist of the first letters of the name of an item/skill. This can be a problem as the translation does not lead to the same abbreviations. Imho this is not a really big problem, but a problem nonetheless.
My suggestion is to include the original abbreviation in brackets behind the translation.
I strongly disagree on that one. It would be very annoying and confusing for most of the players. (me included :|)
Most of the skills do not have memorizeable abbreviations. So I fear they will not be used in the forum so often.

IMO we should investigate if it would be possible to change the language on the fly. This would really solve the issue. For now someone could create a topic with full names in the different languages and English abbreviations of the most important items, of all skills and of all stats.
Level: 101, XP: 18780586, Gold: 358739
HP: 398, AC: 303%, AD: 84-95, AP: 4, ECC: 12, CM: -, BC: 13%, DR: 0
RoLS: 2, ElyR: 1, RoL: 1, ChaR: 1, GoLF: 1, ShaF: 1, SRoV: 2, VSH: 1, WMC: 0, GoW: 0

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