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Spelling mistakes in German translation

asked 2015-02-20 17:01:14 +0300

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updated 2015-03-11 11:12:35 +0300

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I've noticed a few spelling and grammatical mistakes in the German translation. As far as I have seen, they only affect strings that have been added in Yliaavanlampi.

Weather app

weather pulley

  • “Infromationen” -> “Informationen”. I don't know how this typo went unnoticed.
  • “Öffne app” - “Öffne App”. “App” is a substantive and should be spelled with a capital A.
  • However, you should rather use “App öffnen”for the sake of consistency (“Aktualisieren” is infinitive, “Öffne App” is imperative; also, infinitive is used everywhere else in SailfishOS).

weather place

  • “Keinen” -> “Keiner”. Nominative is used whenever nothing else is indicated.

weather main

  • “Wetter Standort” -> “Wetterstandort”. Those words are never separated by a space. If this word is too long to be displayed, try using a soft hyphen (U+00AD).

Messages app settings

message settings

  • “Gross”, “Extra gross” -> “Groß”, “Extra groß”. All German speaking regions except Switzerland and Liechtenstein use the sharp s.
  • “Beachte dass, dein Netzbetreiber…” -> “Beachte, dass dein Netzbetreiber oder der des Empfängers die Nachrichtengröße einschränken könnte”. This is so wrong that it hurts. Did you use Google Translate for that?
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If you suspect that these regressions/mistakes appeared with Yliaavanlampi, could you mention this question in: https://together.jolla.com/question/82037/release-notes-upgrade-112-yliaavanlampi-early-access/ ?

Unless you already did so, of course. :)

cjp ( 2015-02-20 17:18:03 +0300 )edit
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Also, "Extra groß" is not commonly used in German, I'd suggest to use "Sehr groß" instead.

tokaru ( 2015-02-23 11:17:25 +0300 )edit

Or "Riesig". Although that sounds kind of funny in this context.

Venty ( 2015-02-23 14:32:04 +0300 )edit
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@Venty still be better than Outlook's "Groß" < "Sehr groß" < "Riesengroß" < "Enorm groß" ;-)

tokaru ( 2015-02-23 14:46:25 +0300 )edit
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Comma in: Bericht anfordern, wenn...

lakutalo ( 2015-02-23 23:14:53 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-02-23 09:41:40 +0300

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Thank you for your comments! We will look into these and make the needed corrections.

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answered 2015-02-23 23:18:21 +0300

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updated 2015-03-10 23:29:53 +0300

It would be great if translations could be edited in a wiki-like tool by community soon. I am still finding little mistakes and I would really like to contribute fixing them easily.

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Yes, true!

M.Bln. ( 2015-03-11 00:54:15 +0300 )edit

Indeed, translation / i18n is the default usecase for FLOSS projects and there are good services and techniques out there. I would recommend pootle before Translatewiki and instead of transifex.

dulog ( 2015-11-03 20:00:16 +0300 )edit
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answered 2015-11-03 10:25:23 +0300

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Settings for Android apps in 1.1.9.28:

English version:

  • Allow application background services to start on bootup (When this is off, you don't get app notifications)

Current German version:

  • Starten von Hintergrund-Diensten beim Einschalten erlauben (Diese Option deaktiviert auch Benachrichtigungen von Apps)

As the current German version is somewhat missleading, I propose the following translation:

  • Starten von Hintergrund-Diensten beim Einschalten erlauben (Deaktivierung dieser Option deaktiviert auch Benachrichtigungen von Apps)

But the suggestion from lakutalo is very good. Put the translations to an open platform, where signed-in users can contribute to it.

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Maybe this is a little bit clearer or better:

Starten von Hintergrund-Diensten beim Einschalten erlauben (Wenn diese Option nicht aktiviert ist, wird auch die Benachrichtigung von Apps ausgeschaltet.)

peter-berlin ( 2015-11-03 11:46:55 +0300 )edit
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