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[Bugs] Chinese translations

asked 2014-03-02 17:27:20 +0300

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17 When there are updates available, a message '$N 一个/多个更新可用' (corresponding to '$N updates available') appears in the event screen, with $N the number of updates. And just '一个/多个更新可用' (corresponding to 'update available') for only one update. The message should just show '$N 个更新' for any numbers of update.

17.5 Maybe related to the above (?), in the store client/my apps, the list showing available updates has the title '一个更新可用' for any number of pending updates. The title should just be '更新'.

18 In the mail application, after adding some attachments, long pressing on one of the attachments would pop up "删除所有附件" (delete all attachments), while the entry is for deleting the attachment under selection. So it should be "删除附件"

24 In the display settings, the description for temporarily disable auto rotation has the 'dynamic' option translated to '動態', while the actual entry in the menu above is '自動' // Still there in the traditional Chinese version.

30 The prompt of the 5s remorse timer is a bit misleading. E.g. When trying to delete a message, the prompt says '正在删除 还剩5秒' or when trying to activate flight mode, the prompt '所有连接将被禁用 还剩5秒' ,which would make the user believe that the whole process will take as long as 5s. It would be more suitable to say '即将删除 还剩5秒' (delete after 5s) and '即将禁用所有连接 还剩5秒' (all connections will be disabled after 5s). It means the verbs with 'ing' should be translated into '即将(do something)' for remorse timer text. Of course, the situations like 'Downloading system update' should be still translated into '正在下载系统更新' but not '即将下载系统更新'. // this might break the experience in English apps since that '还剩5秒' or '5秒后' is shown system-wide.

31 In many apps we can swipe left to "accept". Translation of "确定"(confirm) would be better than literal translation of"接受".

32 when unable to connect to 2G/3G/4G network,the phone notice"没有网络覆盖区",which is a bit misleading,because this is not a case of "no network coverage area". It should be "无网络连接"or"未连接至蜂窝网络".

33 In strangers' details pages,"Save"and"Link" in pulley menu should be translated to "保存至新联系人" and "链接至已有联系人", instead of "保存" and "链接", which are confusing.

34 In Messages,"信息" for "Messages" is better. "新信息" for "New message" would be better than "新消息"(closely means news/new notification in Chinese).

35 In Settings, "Connectivity" should be "连接功能" but not "连接性".

36 In Settings, "Security" can be translated to"安全", instead of"安全性"。

37 In Settings|Untrusted apps, "允许安装不受信任的软件" is better than"允许不受信任的软件".

38 In Settings|Shortcuts,"Lock Screen" was translated to "锁定屏幕" which literally means "lock the screen"."锁屏界面" would be better.

42 A bit suggestions for polishing Jolla utilities:

42.1 (restart android): 重启支持Android应用运行的子系统。当Android应用无法启动或不能正常运行时尝试此功能

42.2 (restart network): 当网络连接(WLAN和移动数据)出现问题时重启网络子系统。此功能运行后会显示因SIM卡移除,建议重启手机的提示,这是网络重启的副作用,请忽略此提示。

42.3 (refresh media database): 更新媒体数据库有助于解决图像或音频文件丢失的问题。……

43 The settings/location/faster position fix entry has HERE translated to ”此处“, since HERE is a trademark, it does not have to be translated. Also the quotes are not necessary.

44 In settings/apps/messages the description of delivery reports should read: 当对方收到短信时要求回执,also the description for request report of MMS should read: 您可以在对方收到或阅读了彩信时要求回执

45 When selecting an unfavourited ambience in the gallery application, the text 'push gesture' is translated to '推送手势', which should be '滑动手势' or '轻扫手势' depending on your terminology.

46 Some suggestions for the translations in CSD Tool:

46.4 Also in individual tests ,"Key" should be "按键". *Wrong translation still there on nested page.

47 "Powered by FORECA" in the new weather app, can be shown without being translated .

48 All "MMS" can be translated to "彩信".

49 Some suggestions for Sailfish Weather :

49.1 "云量" for "Cloudiness" is more accurate than "多云" in weather.

49.2 The time observatory station name is in wrong format . The right one should be "Country Province" e.g. "中国广东省" but not "广东省,中国".

50 "按回车键"is better than "摁回车键"for "press Enter key" in Browser.

51 In Notes app, when there is no item, it shows "Open pulley menu to add one". "使用下拉菜单" for "open pulley menu" is better than "打开拖放菜单".

52 In photo details , time format is wrong. "yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm" is used more widely in China .

53 In Settings|Events|Select shortcuts , "switches" is "开关".

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  1. I think the direct translation of "Home Network", i.e. the omission of GSM in front, is all together unfortunate. My immediate understanding of the term is always my wi-fi at home. Hence neither '本地网络' ('local network'), '国内网络' ('domestic network') makes sense. I think they should translate it from the term "Carrier network" (承載網路,電信網路,運營商網路) instead.

  2. open access 開放 is definitely the more correct term imo.

spacenewt ( 2014-03-02 18:21:11 +0300 )edit

Would be great to have some l18n files or something like http://www.amara.org/.

tronicum ( 2014-03-02 23:07:03 +0300 )edit

Are you located in China, @gexc ?

Topi ( 2014-03-05 04:16:54 +0300 )edit

Should I convert this thread into a community wiki so we can all contribute to the translation before the collaborate platform get online?

p.s. located in mainland China

gexc ( 2014-03-12 07:48:44 +0300 )edit

yes please! I could check the german translation for errors or ambiguous stuff

tronicum ( 2014-03-12 12:56:35 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-03-12 17:28:36 +0300

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updated 2014-03-12 20:37:11 +0300

@pvilja, Maybe we can get a list of everything that needs translating in Sailfish and set up a simple site inviting community contribution?

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answered 2014-03-04 22:49:48 +0300

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BTW, vote up this thread for collaborating translations, so we can all help out making it better: https://together.jolla.com/question/5367/collaborative-platform-to-translate-apps-os-in-other-languages/

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Yes, a collaborative platform would be a general solution.

gexc ( 2014-03-07 16:57:53 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-03-07 12:53:56 +0300

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We will check these for upcoming updates. Thanks for raising.

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The french translation for untrusted sources is messed up as well. It says "non-fiables" which means the application are of non trustworthy in the sense of having bad quality. I don't think you can get away with a word for word translation ehre, something like "Logiciels tiers", i.e third party software.

saya ( 2014-03-18 10:17:27 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-12-30 09:38:37 +0300

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There are more fixes in both Chinese versions in the latest release.

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Thanks for the work! List updated.

And happy new year ;-)

gexc ( 2014-12-31 17:48:25 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-06-27 08:47:49 +0300

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The Chinese issues have fixes in the next release. Please see if they are ok, thank you!

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glad to see the fixes coming ;-) thanks

gexc ( 2014-06-27 13:05:23 +0300 )edit

answered 2014-07-16 10:07:20 +0300

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Thanks again for your comments! We will look into these and make possible changes in the next update.

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answered 2014-08-26 09:42:08 +0300

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Hi again,

There should be more fixes coming in the next release.

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answered 2014-10-23 09:08:27 +0300

jahonen gravatar image

Thank you for your comments! We are working on these and some of the issues are valid. Those will be fixed in a future release.

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answered 2015-01-02 10:17:59 +0300

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Thanks for your feedback again! We will work on it more and do changes when applicable.

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answered 2015-03-09 08:50:54 +0300

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updated 2015-03-09 08:51:18 +0300

Hello again!

We have gone through the change suggestions with our native colleagues and this is what we have decided. Possible changes will be available shortly:

17 - 18: no changes made

24: change made in Traditional Chinese as suggested

31 - 38. no changes made

42.1: Changed to "重启支持Android应用运行的子系统。例如,当Android应用程序无法正常启动或运行时,使用此选项。"

42.2: Changed to "当网络连接(WLAN,移动数据)出现问题时,重启网络子系统。运行此选项后,因为网络需要重启,会出现SIM卡被移除而要求您重启手机的提示,请忽略此提示。"

42.3: Changed to "更新媒体数据库有助于解决图像或音频文件丢失之类的问题。该功能会关闭使用跟踪器的程序,并使跟踪器重新索引。更多信息请查阅这里。"

43: Changed to "使用设备上的其他可用信息辅助主 GPS 并通过HERE服务允许快速定位。可能会产生数据费用。"

44: Changed to "要求短信回执当对方收到短信时" has been changed into "当对方收到该短信时要求回执" and "当对方收到或阅读了该彩信时要求回执"

45: Changed to "将氛围设为收藏项,以后可以从主页屏幕通过轻扫手势访问"

46.1: Changed to "免责声明"

46.2: Changed to"连续测试"

46.3: Changed to "无线功能"

46.4: Changed to " 按键"

46.5: Changed to "听筒播放" and "听筒是否播放音乐?"

The rest 47 and 48 wil be handled later.

Thank you!

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