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Offline jk271

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Swapped buttons "sell/retire" and "remove" in convoi dialogue.
« on: December 31, 2012, 02:55:43 PM »
There are swapped button text in convoi details.

Button 1 has text "Verkauf" and tooltip "Remove vehicle from map. Use with care".

Button 2 has text "withdraw" and tooltip "Coinvoi is sold when all wagons are empty"

Buttons does not do, what is written on it and it is misleading for users and translators.
Tooltip is OK as functionality corresponds to tooltip. But the texts on the buttons are bad.

Some translations (At least english translation) have workaround on it.

Offline prissi

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Re: Swapped buttons "sell/retire" and "remove" in convoi dialogue.
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2012, 04:54:34 PM »
The button does exactly do what they are intended to do, as you can see from the tooptips. Verkaufen is immediate sell (or removal with refund), and ausmustern is withdrawal. In what way is this wrong?

The text for translations must be never derived from the text of the buttons. That is the source of many bad translations. Also many things have more than one meaning. Thus the right meaning is best taken from its function in the game. As such a "raw translation string" is never right or wrong (there are even strings la 1WORLD_CHOOSE for texts in the game.)

Offline jk271

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Re: Swapped buttons "sell/retire" and "remove" in convoi dialogue.
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2012, 10:56:53 PM »
I was making tranlation when I was made confused by outdated English translation having "sell" button on the left button. Thank you for response. It was mine mistake.