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Can You Help with Translations?

I’m localizing one of my games to understand (and eventually write about here) the process involved and whether it impacts downloads from various markets.  I selected Piano Tap for this experiment, mainly because it has a lot of download momentum at the moment from around the world, and there’s only 24 33 strings total that needed to be translated.

What I’m asking: If you are a fluent speaker (and hopefully, also writer) of a language other than US English, then please help to provide a translation for that language.

What is involved: Download a text file (resources.resjson), edit with a text editor (i.e., Notepad), change the English text on the right-hand side to your language’s translation, save, and email it to jason@jasonfollas.com. Please also let me know the language that you used, in case it’s not obvious to me.  Smile  Total time that I estimate is under 15 minutes.

What can I offer you in return: I will include your name in the game to give credit for the language (when the user’s culture uses your translations). At the bottom of the file is this line:

"TranslationBy"             : "{English} translations courtesy of {Your Name}"

Simply change “{English}” to your language name and “{Your Name}” to your name.

How do you start: You can download the resources.resjson file here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-4nO3eLggf9Wm8td1ZETXEtd2s/edit?usp=sharing

Update: Per a comment from one of the translators, I have added comments to the file to better describe the context of the text to be translated.

Languages already translated:

  • Dansk
  • Française
  • русский
  • Nederlandse
  • Portuguese (pt-PT) NOT pt-BR
  • Español

 

It’s fascinating for me to see something that I wrote be presented in a different language!

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