[WIP - Full] Virgin's Protection Magic Translation (v 0.82 released 23/07/2017)

habisain

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Having had a look at the fonts again, I think I have to agree with the majority on Hand Textur as the best. I think I can pretty much discard most of the choices from the first batch for fairly obvious reasons (mainly plain-ness), apart from Uncial Antiqua, but given it being more Gaelic learning that's thematically inappropriate for the character. From the second batch, Barloesius Schrift and CAT Schmalfette Thannhaeuser have very short ascenders, which make them pretty hard to read. Gotische Missalschrift suffers a lot from letters which look way too similar (e.g. h/b, or t/r which are basically the same glyph). Hand Textur is not perfect, with some issues on similar looking letters (e.g. it's fairly hard to distinguish e/r/t, and perhaps y/u, but nowhere near as bad as Gotische Missalschrift), but it maintains the ancient Germanic feel which I want. Thanks for all the feedback on this.

(Also as a technical note, the horizontal width of the font isn't actually a concern for me, because I can just spread things across multiple dialogues if necessary. Typesetting takes so many issues out of translating.)

Now, progress report: Bad news is that I've only really one thing done since last time, but it's one of the big ticket items: I've gotten integration between JapeTrans + LanguageTool, and so now I have several thousand errors to check out - although mostly these should disappear once I've finished a list of regex's to identify onomatopoeias. Slow progress has been part because of work continuing to be a bit nuts, and some hand pain caused by a new mouse (solution: repair old mouse, return new one).

Going forward I hopeful I should have at least a better amount of time. Work is starting to calm down a bit, and obviously my hand should be getting better. If this forecast is true, it will be the first time in the last five months I haven't been overloaded with work and/or ill. Anyhow, onwards! Check back for the next progress report on the 3rd of June (2 weeks).

Oh and MyNameIsHawk - spoilering this due to discussing the character I've been looking for the font for:

While there is a certain thematic appropriateness in using comic sans for the beast that will destroy the world... No. Just no.
 
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Having had a look at the fonts again, I think I have to agree with the majority on Hand Textur as the best. I think I can pretty much discard most of the choices from the first batch for fairly obvious reasons (mainly plain-ness), apart from Uncial Antiqua, but given it being more Gaelic learning that's thematically inappropriate for the character. From the second batch, Barloesius Schrift and CAT Schmalfette Thannhaeuser have very short ascenders, which make them pretty hard to read. Gotische Missalschrift suffers a lot from letters which look way too similar (e.g. h/b, or t/r which are basically the same glyph). Hand Textur is not perfect, with some issues on similar looking letters (e.g. it's fairly hard to distinguish e/r/t, and perhaps y/u, but nowhere near as bad as Gotische Missalschrift), but it maintains the ancient Germanic feel which I want. Thanks for all the feedback on this.

(Also as a technical note, the horizontal width of the font isn't actually a concern for me, because I can just spread things across multiple dialogues if necessary. Typesetting takes so many issues out of translating.)

Now, progress report: Bad news is that I've only really one thing done since last time, but it's one of the big ticket items: I've gotten integration between JapeTrans + LanguageTool, and so now I have several thousand errors to check out - although mostly these should disappear once I've finished a list of regex's to identify onomatopoeias. Slow progress has been part because of work continuing to be a bit nuts, and some hand pain caused by a new mouse (solution: repair old mouse, return new one).

Going forward I hopeful I should have at least a better amount of time. Work is starting to calm down a bit, and obviously my hand should be getting better. If this forecast is true, it will be the first time in the last five months I haven't been overloaded with work and/or ill. Anyhow, onwards! Check back for the next progress report on the 3rd of June (2 weeks).

Oh and MyNameIsHawk - spoilering this due to discussing the character I've been looking for the font for:

While there is a certain thematic appropriateness in using comic sans for the beast that will destroy the world... No. Just no.
Lol, let me start with I love the spoiler! More to the real point though, thank you again for your hard work. This font selection process is exactly why I'll never complain about how long you are taking, because you aren't merely translating. You are doing everything you can to bring a game you love to a wider audience, and you're doing it with a passion and level of detail that is laudable. I agree with Hand Textur, it seems to be a wonderfully exotic font, and is easily readable.
 

habisain

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Not quite yet - it's a busy weekend for me, and compiling info for the status updates can take a bit of time sometimes.

ETA on next update is the 17th of June.
 

Stiltzkinator

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Naming dates is dangerous business habisain, but I'm looking forward to it regardless of when you get there. Your commitment to quality is appreciated.
 

habisain

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Naming dates is dangerous business habisain, but I'm looking forward to it regardless of when you get there. Your commitment to quality is appreciated.
It's only a commitment to give a progress update on the 17th - don't expect anything too impressive!
 
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Oh and MyNameIsHawk - spoilering this due to discussing the character I've been looking for the font for:

While there is a certain thematic appropriateness in using comic sans for the beast that will destroy the world... No. Just no.
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the reason i sugest you to use comic sans is because is a hated font on the internet until centain blue eyed skeleton started to give bad times to people, you can use it to trigger people for no particular reason, now that i know the font will be for a antagonist character, it can have double meaning as you sugest

in any case you have the last word on this, also if do not mind you can also add silly events or dialogues to npc at aren´t supposed to be talked, i don´t remenber what RPGM game i played that i decided to speak whit some horses on a stable, all they said NEIGH until i speaked whit the black horse and said "NEIGHT MOTHAFUCKA". Clever i say
 

habisain

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OK, progress report time.

I'm most of the way through sorting out onomatopoeia's and the like. My current guess is that I've got something like 300-400 things left to do on the patch - it is a bit of a guess though. I had hoped to a have a few screenshots to post this time around, but no such luck. I need to fix a few issues with JapeTrans not inserting things quite correctly - although I do know exactly what the issue is, so it's not much work.

Work has unfortunately kicked up again though, so I won't be getting much done until next Tuesday. We'll see how things go after then. I'm aiming for my next update to be the 1st of July.

And apologies for how underwhelming this update is. As I said, I had wanted to make some screenshots for it. But eh, these things happen.
 

habisain

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Jul 15, 2012
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Thanks for the support.

1st of July and I haven't had a chance to put together a progress post. There has been a good deal of progress though, but I don't have numbers and stuff. So I'm keeping this one short.

Expect a more substantial progress post on July 8th.

EDIT: Progress post is now postponed until July 15th; I have a deadline at work on the 11th, so I haven't been able to do anything on VPM. Apologies for the delay, but this came up at somewhat short notice.
EDIT2: I forgot my laptop charger when travelling, so now I don't have access to the laptop with all the files on it (note: these are screenshots etc which are not backed up that I don't have access to; I of course have access to the patch files). Update will now be on 18th. Unless I (or my laptop) gets physically disabled before then, this should actually be the update.
 
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Yes, well, surprising no-one I'm running a bit late on this. Update soon™ - probably sometime tomorrow when I have a bit of time to put it together.