Zoo by Radarsoft in english

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By gdx

Enlighted (4717)

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27-01-2017, 08:55

TheKid,
Tell me if you are thinking of updating the texts taking into account Rderooy's texts before I continue the rest.

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VOOR WAT HOORT WAT. - GIVE A LITTLE, TAKE A LITTLE. <-- TIPICAL DUTCH SAYING, SUGGESTIONS ?? -->

This text is too long. What do you think of : "QUID PRO QUO."?

PS: I understood the utility of bit 7! It's for uppercase letters.

By TheKid

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27-01-2017, 08:51

thanks for the suggestion guys, I will take a look at them later.
@rderooy: Like gdx mentioned earlier, textlengths are very imported, so although I know the translation I made looks a bit of here and there, that's because of the length restriction.

For instance : HIER LIGT NIETS MEER. - THERE'S NOTHING HERE.
THERE'S NOTHING ELSE HERE.
Your translation is indeed closer to the dutch meaning, but it's to long and so I had too shorten it.

By Hrothgar

Champion (479)

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27-01-2017, 09:04

"Nothing's left here."

By JohnHassink

Ambassador (5587)

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27-01-2017, 12:24

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ÄE MAN ACHTER DE KASSA KIJKT U NORS AAN.

THE CLERK GLARES AT YOU GRUMPILY.

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ÅEN HEK TEGEN BEZOEKERS ZONDER KAARTJE.

A FENCE TO WARD OFF PEOPLE WITHOUT A TICKET.

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+ÄE GARAGE IS TE VIES OM ZO AAN TE PAKKEN...

THE GARAGE IS TOO FILTHY TO TOUCH JUST LIKE THAT

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ÁLLEMAAL LEGALE PLANTEN, GEEN REDEN OM NARCOTICA IN TE SCHAKELEN.

ALL LEGAL PLANTS, NO REASON TO CALL THE NARCS.

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0ÄE BEWAKER VERTELD: "ÄE LAATSTE TIJD STERVEN ER 4STEEDS DIEREN. ×E ZIJN HOPELOOS! ÈET ZOU NATUURLIJK 2RAMPZALIG ZIJN VOOR ONZE REPUTATIE ALS DIT BEKEND 1WERD. ÖANDAAR DAT WE IN HET GEHEIM NIEUWE DIEREN KOPEN."

THE GUARD SAYS: "MORE AND MORE ANIMALS HAVE BEEN DYING LATELY. THEY ARE HOPELESS! IT WOULD OFCOURSE BE DISASTROUS TO OUR REPUTATION IF THIS WERE TO COME OUT. THAT IS WHY WE SECRETLY BUY REPLACEMENT ANIMALS."

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4ÅEN ZWAKKE SCHAKEL IN DE CONSTRUCTIE BEGEEFT HET EN 2HET GIGANTISCHE MODEL BEGINT TE VALLEN. Õ SPRINGT 0OPZIJ OM DE ROMP VAN HET DIER TE ONTWIJKEN MAAR 'WORDT DODELIJK GETROFFEN DOOR DE KOP...

A WEAK LINK IN THE CONSTRUCTION FAILS AND THE HUGE MODEL STARTS TO FALL APART. YOU LEAP ASIDE TO DODGE THE TORSO BUT GET MORTALLY STRUCK BY ITS HEAD...

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Õ HEEFT HET ÉCONÖENTURE OPGELOST! 7ÄE 45 JARIGE Ê.Ç. WORDT IN VERZEKERDE BEWARING GESTELD 4EN IS NU BLIJ DE TRALIES EENS VAN DE ANDERE KANT TE 5KUNNEN BEKIJKEN. ÇELUKKIG HOEFT DIT NIET 25 JAAR, DE 4RECHTER DIE HET VONNIS VELT BLIJKT NAMELIJK IN ZIJN 0JEUGD DOOR EEN HOND GEBETEN TE ZIJN WAT ZICH NU MANIFESTEERD IN EEN LEVENSGROTE DIERENHAAT. ÌEUK VOOR ÊACK, :WANT DIE WORDT NU VEROORDEELD TOT 1 MAAND GEVANGENISSTRAF 9EN HET VERPLICHT SPELEN VAN 3 ÉCONÖENTURES VAN ÒADARSOFT.

YOU HAVE SOLVED THE MYSTERY! 45 YEAR OLD Ê.Ç. IS SENT INTO CUSTODY AND IS PROBABLY GLAD TO LOOK AT THOSE BARS FROM THE OTHER SIDE FOR A CHANGE. FORTUNATELY, IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE FOR 25 YEARS, SINCE THE JUDGE APPEARS TO HAVE SUFFERED A DOG BITE IN HIS YOUTH, WHICH MANIFESTED IN A SEVERE HATRED FOR ANIMALS IN GENERAL. WHICH IS GOOD ON ÊACK, BECAUSE HE IS SENTENCED TO 1 MONTH IMPRISONMENT AND MANDATORILY PLAYING RADARSOFT GAMES.

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By JohnHassink

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27-01-2017, 11:38

More suggestions to follow.

By rderooy

Paladin (686)

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27-01-2017, 12:01

TheKid wrote:

thanks for the suggestion guys, I will take a look at them later.
@rderooy: Like gdx mentioned earlier, textlengths are very imported, so although I know the translation I made looks a bit of here and there, that's because of the length restriction.

For instance : HIER LIGT NIETS MEER. - THERE'S NOTHING HERE.
THERE'S NOTHING ELSE HERE.
Your translation is indeed closer to the dutch meaning, but it's to long and so I had too shorten it.

Sure, but the majority of my suggestions fit the length. Second of all I think you should start with a proper translation and then start to look for solutions by either shorting it or changing the code to allow for a longer sentence.
Also you had a few typos in your text, such as TYRANNOSAURUS

By gdx

Enlighted (4717)

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27-01-2017, 13:08

Tomorrow I will upload a text file that shows exactly the limits of all texts.

By ren

Paragon (1877)

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27-01-2017, 13:36

Updated the sheet a bit (WIP), more to follow (if you'd like).
There's a lot of room for improvement in the initial translation anyway, hope my input/contrib is of use. (Though perhaps we're working a bit in silos, and making duplicate efforts? :P)

edit: @gdx Do those limits differ from what I'm already doing in my spreadsheet?

By Grauw

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27-01-2017, 14:35

Some further remarks based on rderooy’s edits:

IN EEN VAN DEZE LADES MOET TOCH HET ARRESTATIEBEVEL LIGGEN!
IN ONE OF THESE DRAWERS THERE MUST BE AN ARREST WARRANT!
> THERE MUST BE AN ARREST WARRANT IN ONE OF THESE DRAWERS!

IK VIND DAT U ER ONBETROUWBAAR UITZIET, MAAR DE CHEQUE WORDT TOCH GEACCEPTEERD, ALSTUBLIEFT TIEN GULDEN.
I FIND YOU APPEAR UNRELIABLE, BUT YOU CHEQUE WILL BE ACCEPTED, HERE IS 10 EUROS
> I THINK YOU
> BUT YOUR CHEQUE
> HERE'S

DE MAN ACHTER DE KASSA KIJKT U NORS AAN.
THE MAN BEHIND THE CASH REGISTER LOOKS SOUR AT YOU.
> LOOKS AT YOU SOURLY

IN DEZE BOEKENKAST ZIT VAST IETS VERSTOPT!
THERE IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING HIDDEN IN THIS BOOKCASE!
> SURELY SOMETHING'S HIDDEN IN THE BOOKCASE! (fits)

DE TEKSTEN ZIJN DOOR DE ZON VERBLEEKT.
THE TEXTS HAVE BEEN BLEACHED BY THE SUN.
> THE TEXT IS BLEACHED (fits)

DE BEWAKER VERTELD: "DE LAATSTE TIJD STERVEN ER STEEDS DIEREN. ZE ZIJN HOPELOOS!
THE GUARD STATES: "LATELY ANIMALS ARE DYING INCREASINGLY. THEY ARE HOPELESS!
> MORE AND MORE ANIMALS ARE DYING LATELY. THEY'RE HOPELESS!

DAT AL HET PERSONEEL IN VERBAND MET BEZUINIGINGEN EEN LOONSVERLAGING TE WACHTEN STAAT.
DUE TO CUT BACKS ALL PERSONNEL WILL RECEIVE REDUCTIONS ON THEIR SALARIES.
> CUTBACKS
> SALARY REDUCTIONS

HIJ HET VOER DAT ELKE OCHTEND STIPT TE LAAT GEGEVEN WORDT NIET MEER VERTROUWT.
HE DOES NOT TRUST THE FOOD GIVEN TO HIM EVERY MORNING ROUTINELY LATE.
> DOESN'T
> GIVEN TO HIM ROUTINELY LATE EVERY MORNING

U KIJKT OP UW GEMAK DE KOOI ROND EN VINDT EEN ZEER BELANGRIJK BEWIJSSTUK!
YOU LOOK AROUND THE CAGE AT YOUR EASE AND FIND A VERY IMPORTANT PIECE OF EVIDENCE.
> AT EASE
> AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF EVIDENCE! (fits)

EEN GROEPJE LEVENDE OVERSTEEKPLAATSEN EN EEN DRONKAARD.
A SMALL GROUP OF LIVING CROSSINGS AND A DRUNKEN SOT.
> A DRUNKARD

DE DRONKAARD KIJKT U WAT PIPS AAN EN ZEGT "HEB JE WAT TE DRINKEN, ZE HEBBEN DIE BAR DEFINITIEF GESLOTEN...
THE DRUNKEN SOT LOOKS AT YOU PALELY AND SAYS DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO DRINK,THEY CLOSED THAT BAR PERMANENTLY...
> THE DRUNKARD
> PALELY, AND SAYS "
> THAT BAR WAS CLOSED... (fits)

DE ZEBRA NEEMT HET U HOOGST KWALIJK DAT HIJ TIJDENS ZIJN GRAS-DESSERT GESTOORD WORDT EN GEEFT EEN FERME TRAP MET LINKS-ACHTER.
THE ZEBRA BLAMES YOU FOR INTERRUPT HIM DURING HIS GRASS DESSERT AND GIVES YOU A STURDY KICK WITH HIS LEFT BEHIND.
> INTERRUPTING
> LEFT BACK LEG

EN IS NU BLIJ DE TRALIES EENS VAN DE ANDERE KANT TE KUNNEN BEKIJKEN. GELUKKIG HOEFT DIT NIET 25 JAAR, DE RECHTER DIE HET VONNIS VELT BLIJKT NAMELIJK IN ZIJN JEUGD DOOR EEN HOND GEBETEN TE ZIJN WAT ZICH NU MANIFESTEERD IN EEN LEVENSGROTE DIERENHAAT. LEUK VOOR JACK, WANT DIE WORDT NU VEROORDEELD TOT 1 MAAND GEVANGENISSTRAF EN HET VERPLICHT SPELEN VAN ICONVENTURES VAN RADARSOFT.
AND IS GLAD TOO SEE THE OTHER SIDE OF THE BARS. LUCKILY IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE 25 YEARS SINCE THE JUDGE THAT GIVES THE JUDGMENT APPEARS TO HAVE BEEN BITTEN BY A DOG IN HIS YOUTH WHICH MANIFESTED IN A LARGE ANIMAL HATE. NICE FOR JACK, BECAUSE HE IS SENTENCED TO 1 MONTH IMPRISONMENT AND COMPULSORY PLAYING OF ICONVENTURES FROM RADARSOFT.
> 25 YEARS, SINCE
> IN HIS YOUTH, WHICH
> MANIFESTED IN A STRONG HATRED OF ANIMALS

UIT VERTROUWELIJKE BRONNEN IS VERNOMEN DAT DE PLAATSELIJKE ZOO IN HET GEHEIM GROTE HOEVEELHEDEN DIEREN AANKOOPT.
FROM CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE LOCAL ZOO IS PURCHASING IN SECRET LARGE QUANTITIES OF ANIMALS.
> IT WAS LEARNED FROM CONFIDENTIAL SOURCES THAT THE LOCAL ZOO IS PURCHASING LARGE QUANTITIES OF ANIMALS IN SECRET.

U KUNT DINGEN OPENEN OF BEWEGEN DOOR HET JUISTE VOORWERP OP TE PAKKEN EN HIERMEE EEN BEPAALD IETS OP HET PLAATJE AAN TE WIJZEN.
YOU CAN OPEN OR MOVE OBJECTS BY PICKING UP THE RIGHT OBJECT AND POINTING WITH IT AT THE PICTURE.
> POINTING IT AT SOMETHING
> ON THE SCREEN / IMAGE / PICTURE.

By rderooy

Paladin (686)

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27-01-2017, 13:56

I think you should also be consistent with currency. Perhaps better to use DOLLARS or POUNDS and not EURO (which did not even exist at the time) if you need to use the currency symbol. My suggestion would be to use DOLLARS if you choose US-English and POUNDS for UK-English to keep things consistent.

The only issue is that the POUND symbol is present in the MSX International Character set, but not in the others. While the DOLLAR symbol is present in all.

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