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Lack of Interest More variations of "none"

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Luxus, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    XenForo uses the phrase "none" for multiple things and make sense because it's english. But if you want to translate "none" to other languages you can't avoid grammatical errors. For german you need to translate "none" to three different words to make up for the 3 genders requiring different translations.

    I have prepared a picture showing you where "nones" are used and what grammatical gender they have:

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  2. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    XenForo is English-centric. It would seem silly to me to just split up one phrase into 3 so you have none_neutral, none_feminine and none_masculine. You just have to work it out under the current framework.

    (I've done English to Chinese translation before and this bugs me all the time, but I can't just change the templates just to fit the code)
  3. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    There is nothing silly about it at all. XenForo already uses multiple phrases with the same name, but not for "none".
  4. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    Here is an example for multiple phrases with the same name used.
    <phrase title="open_report" addon_id="XenForo" [...] ><![CDATA[Open]]></phrase>
    <phrase title="open_thread" addon_id="XenForo" [...] ><![CDATA[Open]]></phrase>
    So really, nothing silly about this.
  5. Claudio

    Claudio Well-Known Member

    XenForo offers a language system so it's designed to work on many languages and not only english.

    This is the same as right to left text. None forum software can make an exception on this
  6. tyteen4a03

    tyteen4a03 Well-Known Member

    The design is still English-centric. The original themes are made in English so normally I would expect that as a translator, I am stuck with the phrases I have.

    That's not the same. Reports and threads are not the same thing, English or otherwise.
  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Those don't actually use the same name. Same content, yes, but not same name.
  8. Luxus

    Luxus Well-Known Member

    That's not the point. Your point was

    Phrase 1 = Open
    Phrase 2 = Open
    => silly

    So in your opinion only

    Phrase 1 = Open
    would suffice for both since their content is identical.

    By name obviously I mean the content of the phrase = Open.

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