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Postby mariek » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:16 am

<br />There's a little section near the bottom of Profile editing called "Language Pack You Wish to Use". Does anyone know what it means? Is there any difference viewing this website when you choose Dutch, German or Finish? Why aren't other languages offered as options?<br /><br />
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:21 am

I have no clue...I wondered about this as well. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:31 am

Guten tag! <br /><br />Okay, I think I've figured it out; I got really brave and changed my language pack to German. (Simply because I knew even less Dutch and Finnish than German. ;D) <br /><br />On my screen, it has now changed everything that wasn't typed in to German. For example, your post still shows up in English. However, the "post" button, for example, shows up as "Eintrag" rather than "Post" (it's a good thing I've posted often enough to know what that button is for! ;D) The date shows up as "Datum/Zeit: Heute um 10:21:57pm", etc. I noticed, however, that only the important things changed...the necessary things. Now...I hope I can find my way back to change this back to English! <br /><br />If you've ever walked around in a room in the dark, especially a room you're familiar with, you'll know exactly how I feel right now-everything is familiar, but nothing is visible. ::) Okay, let's see if I can get back...<br /><br />
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:33 am

Whew! I'm back...I never loved English so much! ;D<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 11, 2003 3:28 am

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=432;start=0#3422 date=1060569081]<br />On my screen, it has now changed everything that wasn't typed in to German. [/quote]<br /><br />Thanks for being so brave. I'm glad I didn't do that, I would never find my way back to changing it back to English! <br /><br />OK, now I wonder... why isn't this offered in French? Italian? Spanish? It would be really cool in French, I could go for that language. ;D<br />
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Ptolemaios » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:53 am

Why Dutch? Are there so many native speakers around?<br /><br />Ptolemaios
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby benissimus » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:18 am

There should be an option for Latin and Greek! >:(
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby mariek » Mon Aug 11, 2003 8:43 am

[quote author=benissimus link=board=6;threadid=432;start=0#3468 date=1060589901]<br />There should be an option for Latin and Greek! >:(<br />[/quote]<br />Now that's a wonderful idea! <br /><br />Speaking of language packs... anyone have Latin or Greek language packs installed for the Microsoft Office Suite? Does such an animal exist?
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby benissimus » Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:22 am

I have Latin skins for WinAmp, but I can't figure out how to install them :-\
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:09 am

About the closest I can come to changing my computer's language is changing the spell-check on Microsoft Word, and I don't think they offer either Latin or Ancient Greek. I can also play Civilization II in French, which is really neat. (It became even neater after I learned enough French to figure out what I was telling the game to do! ;D) I understand that there is a place in my computer (my mom's computer, actually! ;D) where I can change it so that everything in Windows is French, but I again, I don't think Bill Gates does Latin or Ancient Greek. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Raya » Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:43 am

You can get modern Greek though not ancient - but, then again, it's not as though ancient Greek has computer technical terms!<br /><br />Mind you... a friend of a friend works in the Vatican's translation department, and it seems that, there, they speak Latin because it's the only language all the translators have in common! I'd rather like to know how they say things like 'fax machine' and 'sellotape'...
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:11 pm

Maybe they make up terms as they go! <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby ingrid70 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:39 pm

They've recently published a new version of their modern day latin dictionary (lexicon latinitatis recentis or something like that???). Bit expensive though. I'll see if I can dig up the website later today.<br /><br />Ingrid
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Moerus » Fri Aug 15, 2003 6:56 pm

@Ptolemaeos, Yes, I am a native Dutch speaker, why?
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby klewlis » Fri Aug 15, 2003 8:06 pm

Google does both latin and greek.
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby ASim » Sat Aug 16, 2003 2:10 pm

[quote author=Moerus link=board=6;threadid=432;start=0#3996 date=1060973765]<br />@Ptolemaeos, Yes, I am a native Dutch speaker, why? <br />[/quote]<br /><br />I switched to Dutch, it's rather lovely and can be interpolated from German and English. I also added a picture (hope it works), which doesn't represent me in the least, but a Swiss guy, Adolf Kaegi, former professor of Comparative Linguistics (with a focus on Greek) in Zurich. It's a somewhat funny feature, since apparently no one seems to use his or her own.
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Bert » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:12 pm

Just for fun I changed mine to Dutch.<br />I noticed that in the "change profile" section, in the first line, it should read -behalve- instead of -zonder-. (Jeff ??)<br />Zonder means without, behalve means except.<br />(Unless these words are interchangable in some parts of the country, [Holland has many different local language uses] but I don't think so).
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Sat Aug 16, 2003 11:17 pm

[quote author=ASim link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4099 date=1061043008]<br /> I also added a picture (hope it works), which doesn't represent me in the least, but a Swiss guy, Adolf Kaegi, former professor of Comparative Linguistics (with a focus on Greek) in Zurich. It's a somewhat funny feature, since apparently no one seems to use his or her own.<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Perhaps we enjoy the idea of being represented by someone who looks nothing like ourselves. I wouldn't know how to put a picture of myself on, anyway...I can't even figure out how to put on a picture of someone else! :P<br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Bert » Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:06 am

[quote author=ASim link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4099 date=1061043008]<br /> It's a somewhat funny feature, since apparently no one seems to use his or her own.<br />[/quote]<br />Klewlis comes close. I think they are her feet.
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Keesa » Sun Aug 17, 2003 11:44 am

They're nice feet. <br /><br />How would you go about putting a picture up? I know you're supposed to type in a web address, but how exactly does that work? Hmm...I may have to experiment with this. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby ingrid70 » Sun Aug 17, 2003 3:53 pm

[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4127 date=1061075570]<br />Just for fun I changed mine to Dutch.<br />I noticed that in the "change profile" section, in the first line, it should read -behalve- instead of -zonder-. (Jeff ??)<br />Zonder means without, behalve means except.<br />(Unless these words are interchangable in some parts of the country, [Holland has many different local language uses] but I don't think so).<br />[/quote]<br /><br />Hmm, I tried the Dutch Language pack, but I had to switch back to the English version to understand what was meant :). 'zonder de nodige onderdelen' should be changed to 'm.u.v de verplichte onderdelen'. It's really gibberish as it stands now. (m.u.v. = met uitzondering van = excepting)<br /><br />Ingrid, Dutch native speaker
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby klewlis » Sun Aug 17, 2003 9:29 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4193 date=1061120677]<br />They're nice feet. <br /><br />How would you go about putting a picture up? I know you're supposed to type in a web address, but how exactly does that work? Hmm...I may have to experiment with this. <br /><br />Keesa<br />[/quote]<br /><br />thanks! yes, those are my own feet. <br />You have to have the picture posted online somewhere... and then link directly to the address. If you don't have your own website then you can get free storage space from a number of sites and do it that way... um... i believe 20m.com is the last decent place i saw for that.
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Re:Profile Language Pack

Postby Bert » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:22 am

[quote author=ingrid70 link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4218 date=1061135630]<br />[quote author=Bert de Haan link=board=6;threadid=432;start=15#4127 date=1061075570]<br />Just for fun I changed mine to Dutch.<br />I noticed that in the "change profile" section, in the first line, it should read -behalve- instead of -zonder-. (Jeff ??)<br />Zonder means without, behalve means except.<br />(Unless these words are interchangable in some parts of the country, [Holland has many different local language uses] but I don't think so).<br />[/quote]<br /><br />(Ingrid)<br />Hmm, I tried the Dutch Language pack, but I had to switch back to the English version to understand what was meant :). 'zonder de nodige onderdelen' should be changed to 'm.u.v de verplichte onderdelen'. It's really gibberish as it stands now. (m.u.v. = met uitzondering van = excepting)<br /><br />Ingrid, Dutch native speaker<br />[/quote]<br />Your right! Nodige should be changed to verplichte. (But not in short form I'd have to look at the English version to see what is meant . ;))<br />
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