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[freeciv-data] Re: Translation of Freeciv motto

[freeciv-data] Re: Translation of Freeciv motto

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Subject: [freeciv-data] Re: Translation of Freeciv motto
From: Jeff Mallatt <jjm@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 17:01:13 -0400
Reply-to: freeciv-data@xxxxxxxxxxx

At 2000/07/15 14:55 , Mathias Hasselmann wrote:
>The motto of Freeciv "'Cause civilization(s) should be free!"
>contains a little trick which only works in the English
>language: Civilization *and* civilizations should be free!

"'Cause civilization(s) should be free!" is *not* the standard motto.  The
standard motto is "'Cause civilization should be free!" -- without the
"(s)".  So, there is no "English language trick".

>Since the motto translated badly into the different languages
>(some emphasize the label Civilization others translate the word
>civilizations and some keep the motto untouched ¹) and the
>realtime rendered text looks ugly I wonder if the motto should
>not be part of the intro pixmap.

Given no "trick", it boils down to "localizable" -vs- "(subjectively) pretty".


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