Polish translation

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Hiran
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Re: Polish translation

Post by Hiran » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:48 am

But if we successfully translate Act 1 everything will be ok right? Because it's not written anywhere that we cant translate Act 1 (or at least didnt found it) and after that being granted the privilege to translate whole Katawa Shoujo. Can someone from 4LS make things clear?

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demonix
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Re: Polish translation

Post by demonix » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:03 pm

Hiran wrote:But if we successfully translate Act 1 everything will be ok right?
Wrong.

The way I read it from the translation guide is that you had to have been a part of a team that successfully translated act 1 (as in past tense meaning those teams worked on the translation of act 1 after it was released), and since there was no Polish translation team then you won't be able to get official sanction now with the only chance being if the games full script is made available which isn't guaranteed.

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Greycat
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Re: Polish translation

Post by Greycat » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:24 am

So, technically, the only way that would happen is if fans would made a mod/hack with the translation? Which would be illegal anyway I suppose.
I don't really understand why such restrictions were made. I am talking here about the "first translation group" rule. The translation would only help the project to spread in popularity, so I don't really understand why not just make it easier for the fans? Or at least make it possible to maybe contact the translating group, and force a translated text onto them :D.

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neio
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Re: Polish translation

Post by neio » Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:42 pm

I think it's about quality control. Maybe just control in general; the dev team also doesn't want you making derivative works or modifying the game in any way. They've enabled Renpy's script "protection" and been very clear about using elements of the game in other works or selling KS merchandise.
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