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[3.0.0.8] Finnish translation issues [subjective]

asked 2019-01-04 20:38:24 +0300

Direc gravatar image

I finally purchased the second Xperia X license, and I flashed the device with Sailfish_OS-Jolla-3.0.0.8-f5121-0.2.1.11.zip. After that I ran the initial setup, and discovered the following translation issues during the very first boot (after picking up the Finnish language, of course) (written in Finnish for less awkwardness):

  • Käyttöoikeussopimus: Pyyhkäisy oikealle valitsee toiminnon "Hyväksyn", mutta verbin pitäisi olla perusmuodossa "Hyväksy"
  • Jolla-tiliä lisättäessä ja WLAN-verkkoja etsittäessä dialogissa lukee "Valitse internet-yhteys" mutta sanan Internet pitäisi olla kirjoitettu isolla alkukirjaimella
  • Jolla-tiliä lisättäessä ruudun alareunassa lukee "Ohita internetyhteyden määritys [...]" kun oikea sanamuoto on "Ohita Internet-yhteyden määritys [...]"
  • (subjektiivinen) Android-tukea lisättäessä kuvausteksissä sanotaan "...ja kauppoja löydät tulemalla Kauppaan myöhemmin Kauppa-sovelluksella." kun saman voi ilmaista ilman toistoa ja selkeämmin "...ja Android™-sovelluskauppoja löydät myöhemmin Kauppa-sovelluksella."

I do believe that these are the first Finnish translation issues I've ever faced (which means the quality of it is awesome!) Thank You and keep up the great work!

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answered 2019-01-05 00:39:54 +0300

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updated 2019-01-05 00:44:07 +0300

What is the issue with the first one? In my opinion it is a matter of perspective; it is really you who choose to agree. There might be some hints in the style guide, but not directly concerning this. https://sailfishos.org/wiki/Language_Style_-_Finnish

The second could be wrong. It should be "internetyhteys"; unless it is actually hyphenated because of a line break. The third one is correct. It is an alternative (and actually more native) spelling that I think is becoming more common. See https://www.kotus.fi/ohjeet/suomen_kielen_lautakunnan_suosituksia/suositukset/internet_tai_internet

Your last suggestion sounds like a small improvement, because the style guide prefers shorter sentences, whenever possible. But you only save a couple of characters.

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Apparently the book I relied on has outdated information. I stand corrected, the text is all correct.

Direc ( 2019-01-06 02:33:04 +0300 )edit

Hi,

Thank you for your valuable feedback! When it comes to Internet connection in Finnish we had both with and without a hyphen. Now they are all hyphenated -> internet-yhteys (it's a bit easier to read with a hyphen).

Regards,

Jarkko

jahonen ( 2019-01-07 08:24:42 +0300 )edit

I still use the way I learned in school; "Internet" is always capitalized. Today, it's not the only correct answer anymore.

Thank you for noting my question anyway! :)

Direc ( 2019-01-07 12:14:18 +0300 )edit

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