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#1 Postby euro6208 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:16 pm

I know over a year ago, there was a another member from Guam that usually posted but since disappeared. I think he was just a U.S military stationed on Guam and deployed so no longer posting.

Usually the active posters over here are from the U.S military but they have moved. We have a few locals posting majority from the philippines but am thinking what if STORM2k had different translation in Chinese, Japanese, Tagalog, Korean and other languages where citizens can't speak or read english?

I think it is a great way for other members of society to join in. I think it'll be a huge plus for storm2k if this were to happen.

English isn't everyone's first language...

This will greatly increase our WPAC discussions...
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#2 Postby Hurricane_Luis » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:17 pm

Nice idea.

But, Am I right in guessing that the local server translates websites automatically.

I think this because I recently went on holiday to Iceland and I visited this site the JTWC and the NHC and they where in Icelandic.
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#3 Postby vbhoutex » Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:47 pm

I like the suggestion but I don't know how translation could be automatically added to each post which is what we would need to make it work I think.
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#4 Postby somethingfunny » Wed Aug 20, 2014 11:25 pm

A Google Translate plugin might be able to produce rough translations, but we might also be able to add separate forums for non-English users. I know that several members of our moderation team are fluent in Spanish... if they're willing to, they or other members could certainly work on a Spanish-language subforum.

We have Spanish speakers in the Philippines and all across the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, even a large portion of people in Florida, Texas, and other parts of the US are primarily Spanish speakers.
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#5 Postby euro6208 » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:11 am

somethingfunny wrote:A Google Translate plugin might be able to produce rough translations, but we might also be able to add separate forums for non-English users. I know that several members of our moderation team are fluent in Spanish... if they're willing to, they or other members could certainly work on a Spanish-language subforum.

We have Spanish speakers in the Philippines and all across the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, even a large portion of people in Florida, Texas, and other parts of the US are primarily Spanish speakers.


Great Idea. Why not have a separate forum for non-english speakers and readers? Japanese, Chinese, Korean etc...
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#6 Postby xtyphooncyclonex » Fri Oct 31, 2014 6:43 am

I suggest Filipino-language forums too... We have a number of Filipino users here, although I am not too fluent in Tagalog/Filipino. :lol:
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