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Is the Chinese interface in Mandarin?
  • Vote Up0Vote Down Daniel JamesDaniel James
    Posts: 844Member, Sourcefabric Team
    Hello Campsite devs,

    The flossmanual for Campsite mentions a Chinese translation for the admin interface, but doesn't say explicitly if this is in Mandarin. There are about 13 different major languages spoken in China, of which Mandarin has the most speakers, so it would be good to be precise. Does anyone know if the translation is definitely in Mandarin?

    Cheers!

    Daniel
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  • Vote Up0Vote Down Sava TatićSava Tatić
    Posts: 113Member, Administrator, Sourcefabric Team
    Hi Daniel,

    Good question. We have two Chinese character sets: Chinese Traditional and
    Chinese Simplified (both localizations need to be completed, however).

    Will try to find out more and try to get in touch with the author of the
    Traditional localization (the more recent one -- Adam was communicating with
    him a couple of months ago).

    All the best,

    Sava

    On Tue, Oct 26, 2010 at 12:07 PM, Daniel James <
    campsite-dev@lists.sourcefabric.org> wrote:

    > Hello Campsite devs,
    >
    > The flossmanual for Campsite mentions a Chinese translation for the admin
    > interface, but doesn't say explicitly if this is in Mandarin. There are
    > about 13 different major languages spoken in China, of which Mandarin has
    > the most speakers, so it would be good to be precise. Does anyone know if
    > the translation is definitely in Mandarin?
    >
    > Cheers!
    >
    > Daniel
    >

  • Vote Up0Vote Down Daniel JamesDaniel James
    Posts: 844Member, Sourcefabric Team

    Hi Sava,

    > We have two Chinese character sets: Chinese Traditional and
    > Chinese Simplified

    Thanks, I updated the flossmanual's feature list to show this. I found
    out that Simplified is used on the mainland and Singapore, while
    Traditional is used in Taiwan, Hong Hong and Macau.

    I don't understand how these character sets interact with the different
    spoken languages, but I read that there are a lot of dialects, even
    within Mandarin. Official Mandarin is based on Beijing dialect, but our
    target users might not be from that part of the country. So the
    Localizer tool may be very useful indeed.

    I was told by a Chinese woman that this is the reason why Chinese
    restaurant menus have a number for each dish. If the waiter comes from a
    different region of China to the cook, they can't understand each other
    at all :-)

    Cheers!

    Daniel