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jasonzha

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Newcomer seeking for advices
« on: April 27, 2012, 05:33:45 AM »
Hi,
Good day to all of you.
I am studying free open source, and I found this is a great game.
I really want do something for this great work.
First I can translate into traditional chinese and simplied chinese,
also I can do something on document orginzation.
I am not sure what can i do now.
Can anyone do me a favor give me some suggestion how to start.
Can i get the mailist for this great work?
If you find a moment to help me I will be extremly grateful-thank you for your time.
Regards

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2012, 09:20:45 AM »
Hello - welcome to the forums! It is always excellent to have people to help with translations.

Translation is done in Simutrans using a web interface called Simutranslator. You will need to register an account there: instructions are provided on the login page.

As for the organisation of documentation, I suspect that others might be able to help you more than I, although I have no doubt that up to date Chinese translations of help/text files would be very much appreciated.
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jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2012, 06:55:56 AM »
Thank you for your suggestion before, I have already registered in the simutrans tanslator for two weeks.
However, when I do the translation in chinese, I found I can not change the font size for the title.
I am not sure how to set it.
Would you like do me a favor?
If you find a moment to help me I will be extremly grateful-thank you for your time.
Regards
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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2012, 07:16:46 AM »
However, when I do the translation in chinese, I found I can not change the font size for the title.
It is not possible/implemented to change font-size of texts in simutrans.
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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 08:17:41 AM »
In principle it scales with the fonts size since a few revisions, but only working are 10-12 pt size range.

Full freetype support (including larger fonts and buttons) may come in some future. However, this requires that all dialoges are scalable, which is currently only true for few of them.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 08:36:00 AM »
Thank you for your reply.However, I find at least in English they can set title font bigger.
so i confused.

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 12:09:38 PM »
Ah, you mean more bold. The BDF font can be customized. There are startchar commands inside the wen....bdf font. The number 33 to 126 needs to be replaced with the content from the english (latin1) bdf font in the same folder. I think I should do this and rename the font a little to reflect this.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2012, 04:21:35 AM »
However,how can i use startchar commands now?
Thank you.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 05:08:59 PM »
I also have a problem where can I find the list of all the version of this game.
it is critical for me
Thank you very much

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »
The wenquanyi_9pt.bdf contains lots of commands for each letter like:
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STARTCHAR exclam
ENCODING 33
SWIDTH 500 0
DWIDTH 6 0
BBX 6 8 2 0
BITMAP
80
80
80
80
80
00
80
80
ENDCHAR

You have to replace the commands from 33 to 126 by the ones form latin1.bdf.

I also have a problem where can I find the list of all the version of this game.

Sorry, I do not understand what you mean by this.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 03:43:54 AM »
I want to get the milestones and releases of this game
Thank you very much

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 06:06:22 AM »
history.txt is a list of all releases of simutrans and the features added in each.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2012, 06:08:54 AM »
Thank you for your reply.
Would you like give me a link to get the history.txt
Thank you!

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2012, 07:49:16 AM »
It should be in the folder you run simutrans from.

jasonzha

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2012, 03:15:52 PM »
Thank you very much ,I got it.
one more question where can i find the bug tracking for this game
i just want to know how may bugs still open and check whether can i do for this game.
Thank you!

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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2012, 04:04:43 PM »
There is no bug tracker, this forum is used for reporting bugs:

http://forum.simutrans.com/index.php?board=8.0
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Re: Newcomer seeking for advices
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2012, 08:17:11 PM »
Thank you so much for your help.
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