This thread is for asking about any bizarre strings you don’t know how to translate.
So if you come across anything weird or confusing while translating, post here, and hopefully someone will be able to clarify.
Previous WTF-thread was last posted over 3 years ago, so I suggest to start new one.
in Transifex master-cataclysm-dda I see similar names for batteries, e.g.:
“light battery” and “light battery cell”. And the description for them seems to be the same, the text has folowing DEVELOPER NOTES: “~ Description for light battery ~ Description for light battery cell”.
Are they two different entities, or maybe one of items is obsolete? Do I need to translate both?
in master-cataclysm-dda (Transifex) I see 2 similar strings:
“You have no butchering tool.” #32276
“You don’t have a butchering tool.” #23398
Can we combine them somehow into one entity? Or let’s add a comment/note for translators if these two are different, to make them able to distinguish between meanings?
There are multiple similar strings for gorwing pots, e.g.
“garden pots (growing oats)” #7586
“garden pots (growing buckwheat)” #7576
And so on. Is there a way to split and unify those strings? Something like that -
“garden pots (%1)”,
and then just insert oats, buckwheat and carrot in code? It could reduce number of strings and simplify translation
+1 to this. There are also numerous basecamp strings like “northeast tent, northwest bed, we should build northwest tent, we should build southwest shack from metal, we should build southwest room from wood”. It it possible to reform them in the same way?
%1 %2 (where %1 is a location, %2 is a building) from %3 (%3 is a material).
I’ve noticed that now zombie type names now have plurals (e.g. acidic zombie, acidic zombies etc.), while in previous “0.D-cataclysm-dda” pack there were only singular names (“acidic zombie”, and that’s all for this type).
Please confirm that this is expected change and everything is OK
Maybe these two items should have different names if they are not the same? Like “ancient gold crown” and/or “makeshift gold crown”?
Or at least we need some notes for translators, to make it clear that there are two different items.
Current “rock” string in transifex (#9122) is used for both throwing stones and music genre:
~ Item name
~ Snippet in category “<musicgenre_noun>”
We need to separate them, since in other languages it has separate translations.
I want to be able to set 2 different translations in Ukrainian: “камінь” for those a character can throw and “рок” (рок-музика) for a music genre that a character can listen in mp3-player.