[freeciv-data] Re: Translation of Freeciv motto
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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".