South Slavic Languages (.ba, .bg, .hr, .me, .mk, .rs, .si)

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South Slavic Languages (.ba, .bg, .hr, .me, .mk, .rs, .si)

Post by Borut » 31 Oct 2012 12:34

Welcome! Herzlich Willkommen! Dobrodošli! Добродошли! Добредојдовте! Добре дошли!

This thread aims to make the life of translators for South Slavic languages easier.

According to RFC5646 (Tags for Identifying Languages) and the following links:
http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/rfc5646/?include_text=1
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3191 ... hort-codes
one can define the following uncomplete list of relevant South Slavic language codes:

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bg-BG       Bulgarian  (only Cyrillic alphabet)
bs-Cyrl-BA  Bosnian    (Cyrillic alphabet)
bs-Latn-BA  Bosnian    (Latin alphabet)
hr-HR       Croatian   (only Latin alphabet)
mk-MK       Macedonian (only Cyrillic alphabet)
sl-SI       Slovene    (only Latin alphabet)
sr-Cyrl-RS  Serbian    (Cyrillic alphabet) 
sr-Latn-RS  Serbian    (Latin alphabet)
(Note: As of this writing, Microsoft offers no special TBX documents and language styles for Montenegrin language.)

Microsoft Terminology Collections (in a TBX format) and its Licence Agreement can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US ... ology.aspx
http://www.microsoft.com/language/LicenseAgreement.aspx

Microsoft Style Guides (mostly in a PDF format) can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/Language/en-US ... uides.aspx

There are two zip files attached to this message. Both contain language dictionaries - Unicode UTF-8 encoded text files - for the upper languages, based on MS Terminology Collections, but reformated (thanks to FluxTorpedoe's script, see http://www.xyplorer.com/xyfc/viewtopic. ... 868#p78983) and hence made suitable for a direct use with XYplorer's Interface Translation Tool (ITT). Dictionary entries have additionally been sorted in alphabetic order.

MicrosoftTerminologyCollection_XY_SortedStrings (bs, hr, sr).zip contains dictionaries for Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (in both Latin and Cyrillic script, where applicable).
MicrosoftTerminologyCollection_XY_SortedStrings (bg, mk, sl).zip contains dictionaries for Bulgarian, Macedonian and Slovene.

XYplorer's documentation for translators explains how to use dictionary files of this kind in ITT.

If translators show up, this thread could serve as a platform for posting questions; showing examples; creating a kind of a knowledge base about IT terms, additional dictionaries, translation sources, etc.
I actually think that most of the XYplorer users coming from the South Slavic Languages speaking area would prefer to use the original English version of XYplorer. However, I might be wrong. Let's see...
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Dictionaries for Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian (in both Latin and Cyrillic script, where applicable).
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Any users from .ba, .bg, .hr, .me, .mk, .rs, .si?

Post by Borut » 25 Dec 2012 17:48

@Don
Do you have any insight in the number of paying users from this area (or perhaps by country)? Were there any wishes for translation (I can not remember of any)?

@Users
Anyone interested in using a translated XYplorer?
Is anyone perhaps waiting on my Croatian translation to use it as a starting point for some other similar language?

(As is the case with Italian, I am increasingly unsure if the effort is worth it (although I am at 45% of Croatian translation - mostly shorter strings being translated, however)).
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Re: Any users from .ba, .bg, .hr, .me, .mk, .rs, .si?

Post by admin » 25 Dec 2012 18:44

Borut wrote:@Don
Do you have any insight in the number of paying users from this area (or perhaps by country)? Were there any wishes for translation (I can not remember of any)?
Very few paying users, no wishes for translation. But these are small languages, and it would take a lot of optimism to wish for a translation when there isn't even a translation in German, a rather big language and the author's mother tongue.

Still it would be a pity if you gave up at almost 50%.

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