french or russian ingame info

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ingame info should be in english

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no
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french or russian ingame info

Post by dibbl » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:19 pm

the only languages i speak are english and dutch :(

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Post by Holger » Sun Jun 01, 2008 5:42 pm

I agree here -- all in-game information should be in English (or at least *also* in English -- there is one level set with envelope info in both German and English, I think).

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Post by RTADash » Sun Jun 01, 2008 6:44 pm

I think english also; because there's more bilingual people with english as a second language than there are bilingual people with english as a first language, if you catch my drift (it's a bit cryptic) :wink:
[size=0]In other words: there's a lot more people in europe and asia that can also to speak english, while lots of primarily english speaking people don't know a second language...[/size]
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Post by dibbl » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:11 pm

i think that when you make levels with the intention to submit them so the whole world can download them you at least could think that the world is a large place and not every one speaks every language

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Post by Zomis » Mon Jun 02, 2008 12:48 pm

I agree that the info should be in english, but I don't think it's necessary to prevent levels with other languages. It's better to have some level in a foreign language than no levelset at all. The Rocks'n'Diamonds game itself is the same whatever language you speak.

But of course, envelopes or other in-game info doesn't give much information if you don't understand it... :roll:

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Post by dibbl » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:09 pm

Zomis wrote: But of course, envelopes or other in-game info doesn't give much information if you don't understand it... :roll:
so.....

ingame info should be in english :D (or at least a translation included)

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Post by Zomis » Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:51 pm

dibbl wrote:
Zomis wrote: But of course, envelopes or other in-game info doesn't give much information if you don't understand it... :roll:
so.....

ingame info should be in english :D (or at least a translation included)
Yes, but then again - No one can do anything to force players to write in english in their levelsets :(

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Post by RTADash » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:39 am

Zomis wrote:Yes, but then again - No one can do anything to force players to write in english in their levelsets :(
Maybe someone could translate the envelopes/level text before the sets are released. That is unless the creator writes in gibberish or some other far-out language that no one can figure out...
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Post by Alan » Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:42 pm

Anybody who doesn't speak English wouldn't be able to read this poll, so I'm not sure who it's aimed at. :-)

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Post by Holger » Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:09 pm

> Anybody who doesn't speak English wouldn't be able to read this poll,
> so I'm not sure who it's aimed at.

Maybe to those who *can* speak (read, write...) English, but don't *want* to. ;-)

(No, I haven't said anything about the French anywhere!!! ;-) ;-) ;-) )

Besides that, somebody who managed to download the game, play it, created his own level set with envelopes or other written text would most probably also be able to write those texts in English if they are important to play or solve his/her levels, I assume...

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Post by Alan » Wed Jun 04, 2008 2:16 pm

Maybe to those who *can* speak (read, write...) English, but don't *want* to. ;-)
At least that's better than only knowing one language and not bothering to learn any other, simply because ours its the "universal one" (which always makes me feel a bit guilty!)

Anyway, I hardly know English......never mind any others! ;-)

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Post by RTADash » Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:07 pm

Alan wrote:Anyway, I hardly know English......never mind any others! ;-)
I know some spanish, but not enough to be of any real use... :(
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Post by Davacardo » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:45 am

I know about 10 words of French from a mandatory year 7 language class over 6 years ago. Does that count?

I have a friend at university who can speak fluent Japanese. It's pretty cool.

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Post by Alan » Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:03 pm

I know about 10 words of French from a mandatory year 7 language class over 6 years ago. Does that count?
Let me guess.......uno, dos, tres? ;-)

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Post by RTADash » Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:01 pm

Alan wrote:Let me guess.......uno, dos, tres? ;-)
I don't think he knows those - that's spanish. :lol:
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