De-Ker wrote:Just switched to Dutch..
I think it's good to have as much languages available as possible. it Is always the been the strong part of the site. And it's good to get the forum in as much languages as possible. The people who don't understand English don't have to use the English topics anyway so no harm if the global announcements and stuff stay in English. If they are really important they are placed on the site itself and can be translated.
I always thought there is a relation between the amount of English speakers in a country and the amount users on the forums.
You hardly see any southern europe users here on the forums (the international forums that is) Especially if you compare it with North-Europe users. Of course this is also because of the amount of users in general but i think it's also because of the "step" to an english based forum because lot's of south-euro's don't speak english (that good)
Making the step to this forum a little smaller by adding their mother tongue is only a good thing.
If this is the official Dutch version PHP offers they seriously need to kick the translator good. Because it's just plain crap. I'm sorry to say it rude but it's full of slang and wrong sentence constructions. A few post above me you can read that I did a translation once for Limburgish (a Dutch/Belgian/German Dialect) and i know it's sometimes tricky with the placement of words but still doable when you pay attention and when you know your language...
When I just read the page (reaction page) I see a sentence like "Geef je bericht hier, het mag niet meer bevatten dan 600000 tekens." and a button with the non existing word "bevestig" (should be bevestigen in every case) i almost start to cry. I switch back to English..
I know you guys can't help this but i just want to say it.
Somewhat related to this.. I find it annoying how Finnish (language) is always listed with a capital letter.
"Suomi" means "Finland".
"suomi" means "Finnish (language)".
Of course in the beginning of the sentence the S should always be capital.
But the text "Keskustelua tästä sivustosta ja eurojen seuraamisesta (Suomi)" annoys, because it means "Conversation about this site and following euros (Finland)", while all the other languages say the language name instead of the country name. ("Español", "Deutsch", etc.).
Also the language list in the forum settings page is listing Finnish as "Finland" instead of "Finnish".
I would want to stress, though, that this is not a feature request. I indeed do find this thing annoying, because I indeed do like nitpicking about languages. I don't really think I have a "right" to be annoyed about this and it's completely okay if nothing happens about it. Just like I don't like grey cars but I still don't go shouting to their owners that they should paint their cars
I just felt like writing the above stuff because I thought someone might find it curious