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morticinus

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Long phrases (backstories)
« on: April 18, 2019, 05:49:30 PM »

Hi,
some phrases <titleFemale> (or <title>) in backstories do not fit in the game UI. Could you move the "Skills" (Dovednosti) table more to the right?

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  <GlitterworldSurgeon15>
    <!-- EN: glitterworld surgeon -->
    <title>chirurg ze třpytosvěta</title>
    <titleFemale>chirurgyně ze třpytosvěta</titleFemale>
    ...

Thank you.

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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2019, 01:01:58 PM »

The layout of that screen is being improved but there will always be a limit to text length, and I think that backstory is beyond it. Try to find a shorter way to express a similar idea.
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2019, 10:56:32 AM »

Hi,
sometimes it is impossible to find shorter ways by using synonyms or another expressions. Now, I checked all the translated titles (male and female) in the game by using mod Prepare carefully and found a problem with about 50 titles. I managed to fix about 20 titles, the remaining expressions is impossible to fix. Only three extra letters would be great. Thank you.
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2019, 04:56:57 AM »

Actual in title you can write 21 characters
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2019, 09:41:18 PM »

Abbreviations?
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2019, 11:21:37 AM »

sometimes it is impossible to find shorter ways by using synonyms or another expressions

It doesn't need to be a 1:1 translation of each word individually. That isn't how translating works, and can often not even make sense if you do that. You can obviously just convey the same/similar thing in the allotted space.
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 01:53:55 PM »

I agree, but Czech is a very, very complex language. I try to make the best possible translation. Shortening does not solve anything, it only decreases the quality of translation.
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Re: Long phrases (backstories)
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 03:00:59 PM »

Also possibly make up words?  "glittersurgeon?"  Feel free, do the best you can, I guess :/

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