Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#7840 new enhancement

Add on-the-fly translation support for games

Reported by: SF/ildar Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: --Other--
Keywords: Cc: ildar.mulyukov@…


I propose adding a simple text translation. I.e. a game text passes a text substitution filter (which gets native language text from separate files) then it is put on the screen in user's native language.

Technically best solution would be (IMHO) gettext, as there're dozens of tools for translating/merging etc.

That would hopefully thrust fans to translate games because they don't need to hack data files anymore.

Ticket imported from: #3488078. Ticket imported from: feature-requests/656.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by lordhoto

Summary: [KILLER FEATURE] add l10n on-the-flyAdd on-the-fly translation support for games

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by SF/ildar

Appears to be not as simple. The text is dynamically generated (mostly) hence pure gettext is inappropriate. A lot of work is required, as I was told.

comment:3 Changed 5 years ago by wjp

Component: Engine: SCUMM

comment:4 Changed 2 years ago by ildar

Cc: ildar.mulyukov@… added

comment:5 Changed 5 months ago by digitall

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