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The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2019, 01:43
by Wuzzy
Hi!
This is a thread to make announcements about when a project is currently seeking translators for the game for a (soonish) upcoming version. Ideally, this is the case when the project declared a string freeze or made an official announcement about this. Anyone should feel free to post here, you don't need to be a developer yourself.

A common practice is using a so-called “string freeze”. This means that no more texts are allowed to be changed until next release so that translators can work without getting screwed over by further updates. Any free software project worth their salt is doing string freezes.

Best practices for posts:
  • Mention game name and the upcoming version
  • It should be up-to-date, for an upcoming version, ideally when a string freeze is in effect (or will soon be)
  • Please don't post when the game is still in the middle of development and texts are fluctuating heavily
  • Expected release date / how much time translators will have
  • Post all relevant links
  • Links to important documents that should be read
  • Whatever else you think is relevant

Example post:
ExampleGame just entered string freeze for 1.0.0!

Game/version: ExampleGame 1.0.0
Homepage: https://example.org
News post: https://example.org/news/string_freeze_declared.html
Translation guidelines: https://example.org/guidelines.html
Expected release date: Not before 12/12/2012

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 16 Feb 2019, 19:47
by GunChleoc
Battle for Wesnoth: https://wiki.wesnoth.org/WesnothTranslationsHowTo Deadline is next weekend

Widelands: https://wl.widelands.org/wiki/TranslatingWidelands/ No clear deadline, since we're still fixing some bugs.

[DONE] Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead

PostPosted: 17 Feb 2019, 18:08
by Wuzzy
Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead is very close to a string freeze. It it likely there will be an official announcement soon.

https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclys ... sues/27843

Name: Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
Upcoming version: 0.D
Homepage: https://cataclysmdda.org/
Time before release: at least 2 weeks after string freeze (which is NOT announced yet, but soon will)

Notes: This is an insane game with an insane amount of text to translate. It helps a lot if you have played the game at least superficially already. I would not recommend translating this game for complete outsiders. Of course, all translators are welcome. But if your goal is a complete translation, be aware that translating C:DDA is basically a full-time task which requires serious effort to get completed, but it will get easier the more people contribute. :)

Edit: String freeze is in effect since yesterday.

[DONE] Minetest 5.0.0

PostPosted: 19 Feb 2019, 19:58
by Wuzzy
Minetest is approaching string freeze at the moment.

Name: Minetest
Upcoming version: 5.0.0
Homepage: https://minetest.net/
Instructions: https://dev.minetest.net/Translation
Online translation: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/minetest/minetest/
Time before release: Unknown. I wouldn't wait until they officially declare string freeze, however. Just check out the Weblate site regularily.

Edit: An update has just been pushed to Weblate, it seems this will be the final update before release. So if you already translated, there are a few new strings now to translate.

EDIT: Minetest 5.0.0 released.

FreedroidRPG 1.0

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2019, 13:53
by Wuzzy
FreedroidRPG is approaching release 1.0.

Name: FreedroidRPG
Upcoming version: 1.0
Homepage: http://www.freedroid.org/
Instructions: http://www.freedroid.org/2019/03/30/release-1-0-rc1/
Time before release: Unknown.

Me and My Shadow 0.5

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2019, 13:54
by Wuzzy
Name: Me and My Shadow
Upcoming version: 0.5
Homepage: http://www.freedroid.org/
Announcement: https://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic ... 48&t=11706
Translation platform: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/me-and-my-shadow/
Time before release: Unknown.

Hedgewas 1.0.0

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2019, 13:56
by Wuzzy
Hedgewars is approaching release 1.0.0.

Name: Hedgewars
Upcoming version: 1.0.0
Homepage: https://hedgewars.org/
Announcement: https://hedgewars.org/node/8915
Translation instructions: https://hedgewars.org/kb/Translations
Time before release: Unknown.

Re: Translators wanted

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 07:18
by GunChleoc
Valyria Tear is approaching release 1.0.0.

Name: Valyria Tear
Upcoming version: 1.0.0
Homepage: https://github.com/ValyriaTear/ValyriaTear
Announcement: https://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic ... 76&t=12504
Translation: https://www.transifex.com/valyria-tear/valyria-tear/
Time before release: Unknown.

Re: Translators wanted

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 09:02
by mdtrooper
GunChleoc {l Wrote}:Valyria Tear is approaching release 1.0.0.

Name: Valyria Tear
Upcoming version: 1.0.0
Homepage: https://github.com/ValyriaTear/ValyriaTear
Announcement: https://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic ... 76&t=12504
Translation: https://www.transifex.com/valyria-tear/valyria-tear/
Time before release: Unknown.


I sent you a request (across Transifex) for Spanish translation.

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 10 Sep 2019, 22:34
by Bertram
Hey, mdtrooper, I accepted your request. Thanks in advance! :)

Minetest 5.1.0

PostPosted: 11 Oct 2019, 00:44
by Wuzzy
Minetest is approaching version 5.1.0. Also, Minetest Game (the default game for Minetest) can be translated now.

Name: Minetest
Upcoming version: 5.1.0
Homepage: https://minetest.net/
News: https://forum.minetest.net/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23386
Instructions: https://dev.minetest.net/Translation
Online translation for Minetest: https://hosted.weblate.org/projects/minetest/minetest/ (this site is not updated yet; you might need to check it regularily)
Time before release: Unknown.

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2019, 18:27
by Alexandre
Open Surge is approaching version 0.5.0.3.

Game: Open Surge - a fun 2D retro platformer inspired by Sonic games
Download: https://opensurge2d.org
Release: December 2019
Upcoming version: 0.5.0.3
Translation guidelines: here

We're accepting translations for the upcoming release that will take place in a few days.

Forum thread: https://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic ... 22&t=12716

SuperTux

PostPosted: 27 Nov 2019, 20:51
by Wuzzy
SuperTux version 0.6.1 is approaching.

Announcement: https://forum.freegamedev.net/viewtopic ... 67&t=12751
The translations are somewhere on Transifex.com (warning: proprietary JavaScript!)

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 03 Dec 2019, 10:21
by GunChleoc
Pepper & Carrot web comic

A bit off-topic because it's not a game, but it's a free cultural work built 100% using free/libre software and I enjoyed reading it very much.

Webcomic: Pepper & Carrot
Homepage: https://www.peppercarrot.com/
Release: Ca. every 1.5 months
Upcoming version: Episode 31 (not quite ready for translation yet)
Translation guidelines: here

You will need Inkscape for translating. I composed my strings in LibreOffice so that I would have a spell checker.

Inkscape also has the annoying habit of adding absolute image links into the SVG. You can remove those with a plain-text editor - look for sodipodi:absref and delete the tag. We have reported a bug to Inkscape about this.

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 04 Dec 2019, 20:17
by O01eg
FreeOrion is approaching release 0.4.9

Game: FreeOrion - Turn-Based 4X Sci-fi Strategy.
Upcoming version: 0.4.9
Homepage: https://freeorion.org/index.php/Main_Page
Download: https://freeorion.org/index.php/Download
Translation guidelines: https://freeorion.org/index.php/Languages
Announcement: https://freeorion.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=11302
Time before release: Unknown.

Re: The “Translators wanted!” thread

PostPosted: 14 Apr 2020, 13:24
by Wuzzy
Endgame: Singularity is approaching version 1.0

Game/version: Endgame: Singularity 1.0
Announcement and discussion: https://github.com/singularity/singularity/issues/251
Homepage: http://www.emhsoft.com/singularity/
Time until release: Unknown (they are waiting for translators to say “Hello” in <https://github.com/singularity/singularity/issues/251>)

Librerama

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2020, 14:30
by Wuzzy
Game: Librerama:
Repository: https://codeberg.org/Yeldham/librerama
Translation files (Gettext): https://codeberg.org/Yeldham/librerama/ ... anslations
Time to release: unknown
(Note: Game is still very very in WIP, a lot of things are expected to be added in future.)

Naev

PostPosted: 16 Jun 2020, 14:30
by Wuzzy
Naev

Game/version: Naev 0.8.0
Translations (Gettext): https://github.com/naev/naev/tree/master/po
(NOTE: German is already being worked on, no help needed there.)
Homepage: https://naev.org/
Time until release: “a few weeks”

Minetest

PostPosted: 26 Jun 2020, 16:47
by Wuzzy

Re: Naev

PostPosted: 28 Jun 2020, 07:26
by GunChleoc
Widelands

Game/version: Widelands Build 21
Instructions: https://www.widelands.org/wiki/TranslatingWidelands/
Deadline: Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 21:00 CEST