Yes, it's correct that no leader names are currently marked for translation.
If we want to go down this path and internationalize leader names, I can see at least one major technical and one major practical obstacle: First, we must make sure all server commands that interact with leaders/players are able to handle multi-byte characters. You must f.e. be able to '/take' a player regardless of server locale. Secondly, there's the practical matter of actually translating all these strings. In trunk we've just about hit the 200 mark for nations, with perhaps a mean of 8 leaders per nation. That makes for 1600 strings to translate, which is a hefty number IMO. That said, I agree that such a measure would certainly improve the quality of many localizations. Feel free to raise a bug at gna.org and we can take it from there. Daniel On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 12:47 PM, Yoav Luft <yoav.l...@gmail.com> wrote: > It's really noticeable in Arabic and Hebrew, where writing order it > right to left. Having a left to right name in a middle of a > right-to-left sentence makes things a bit difficult to read, so it > seems like a good idea to me. > > On Mon, Feb 8, 2010 at 11:31 AM, Sini Ruohomaa > <sini.ruoho...@cs.helsinki.fi> wrote: >> Hi, >> >> It appears that there might be a point in making default ruler names >> translateable, since their spelling actually differs from one language >> to the other. I haven't glimpsed at an up-to-date po file in quite a few >> months so I assume they haven't become translateable just now. O:) >> >> For example: Atawallpa is Atahualpa and Mary Stuart is Maria Stuart in >> Finnish. Greek philosophers are also typical causes for mismatches, I >> seem to recall from English class. ;) I expect that languages with >> Kyrillic, Greek and Arabic lettering and Japanese currently get the >> names as standard ascii English versions too? >> >> Please keep the i18n list in cc for any translator-relevant replies. :) >> (Dunno if the message gets to -dev past spam protection even, since I'm >> not on the list.) >> >> --Sini >> >> PS. Thanks to Juhani Heino for pointing this out. >> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Freeciv-i18n mailing list >> freeciv-i...@gna.org >> https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-i18n >> > > _______________________________________________ > Freeciv-dev mailing list > Freecivemail@example.com > https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev > _______________________________________________ Freeciv-dev mailing list Freecivfirstname.lastname@example.org https://mail.gna.org/listinfo/freeciv-dev