The Russian Translation

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Dorei
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The Russian Translation

Post Tue May 08, 2018 4:39 pm

Dear authors of the game!

I have begun the Russian translation (Part 1 — the first version has been done, Part 2 — the most part of text has been translated, except the description of the siege weapons and tables, some small parts of Part 3 and Part 4 text has been also translated). All the translated material are naturally completely unpublished (through some of my friends have seen it for the quality check — it seems the results are positive).

I sent the e-mail with the ask of the translation permission some weeks ago, but have not received any answer, so I decided to ask the permission here. May I translate your game into Russian? Naturally, every commecial use of the translation product is going to be done only with authors' permission and, of course, I do not want to violate the OGL conditions.

Naturally, I can send all the translated parts here or to an e-mail. Also I have translated the Gnome supplement for the quick estimation of the translation quality. If you want, I can place it here or send to an e-mail.

Sincerely yours,
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Wed May 09, 2018 6:49 pm

Dorei, I'm sorry, but I did not receive your request. Did you send it to:

solomoriah@basicfantasy.org

Regardless, I see no problem with you translating the game into Russian. I do need you to send me your work-in-progress, for archival purposes; many times, translators begin the project and then disappear (as if by magic) before it is done. Even with the best of intentions, sometimes real life gets in the way. If you send me your partially-completed work, and subsequently something happens to prevent you from finishing, another can take the project over at some time in the future.

You are welcome to upload the as-yet-unfinished work to this thread, or email it to me, or if it works better for you I can set up a shared Dropbox folder for you to put it in. Just let me know.
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Thu May 10, 2018 2:43 am

It seems the address was correct. At least, the GMail detect the addressee of that letter as Chris Gonnerman.

The board and e-mail write that the wp version of the core rules is too large so I've uploaded it here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nVZYon ... sp=sharing

(It can be relocated if necessary.)

Also, I have added the odt Russian version of the Gnomes supplement (rus file) and the version for the quality check (both Russian and English texts -- comp file).
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Thu May 10, 2018 8:33 am

Looks good so far! I think with continued work Solo could give you a Showcase account, and then you could upload the ODT and the generated PDF there.

I recommend using the Courier Prime Cyrillic font; it's one of my favorite fonts (the English version), and it is available under the SIL Open Font License.
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Thu May 10, 2018 10:14 am

Dorei, you now have Showcase access. Feel free to upload your work there.

One note, on versioning of your files. The standard format for a translated manuscript which we use is to take the English name and tack on the language and translation revision number, like this:

Basic-Fantasy-RPG-Rules-r107-rus1.odt

Each time you upload a revised version of your translation, you should bump the revision number (so -rus2, -rus3, and so on). This ensures that no two copies of the file exist with the same name and different contents... for that way lies madness.
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Thu May 10, 2018 8:26 pm

The current version of Core Rules is translated very incomplete. Also the big part of the translated part is a work in progress materials before a quality check ;-/. Is it appropriate for the Showcase?
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Sat May 12, 2018 10:24 am

Normally yes the Showcase is for fairly-complete items. However due to the size of the files and the amount of work you've already done we deemed it OK to grant you access.

Since you've started and "in the thick of things", we know your local file is going to change/update pretty often, perhaps even daily. I recommend uploading an initial ODT and PDF to the Showcase soon, so that we can have its link on here. Then, as you work on the translation you can update the Showcase entry every few days or so, depending on how much work you get done.
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Re: The Russian Translation

Post Thu May 17, 2018 1:55 pm

I recommend using the Courier Prime Cyrillic font; it's one of my favorite fonts (the English version), and it is available under the SIL Open Font License.
Sincerely saying, I am not very like such type of fonts.

I am not a font expert. If you want an example of realy good Cyrillic grotesque, you can look at the Soviet Rubl'onaja standard (described the Soviet versions of the Royal-Grotesk, Akzidenz-Grotesk and the Dubovaja (Oak) garniture). http://www.internet-law.ru/gosts/gost/43991/
I don't know is there a good free version of Royal-Grotesk and Akzidenz-Grotesk.

For the school and children's books, a special font exists, Škol'naja (School). There is also a standard.
http://www.internet-law.ru/gosts/gost/17844/
It is a late Soviet design and I don't know if the creation of a free version is possible.

If you want I can consult a real expert, but it takes some time.
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