Language "slots" for descriptions

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Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:20 pm

Okay, firts of all, I know that slot is not the proper word, but I don't find the right one so... that is it:

I have some chars who travel and/or live in multi-cultural areas or have foreing visitors and all that. So, as a non-English speaker, I use to add to my char's description a tranlation in English or another language, losing, this way, half of the valued characters of the description.

My suggestion is:
To have the possibility to have like differents slots to insert the char's description, two or three would be enough, so you can insert there the description of each language you want.
Then, in the char's page, you can see only one but a button to change between them, a "Show [Insert here the name of the language] description" so you can see the other one.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby SekoETC » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:35 pm

As long as anybody was allowed to view all of the different language options (to make sure there are no glaring conflicts between them) this would be a good idea. People could be shown the one in their own language by default, but they should be able to view the other translations if they find it necessary.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:39 pm

Yes, that's what I mean. To have the possibility to have a full description in all language you want so people can choose the language they want to see.
As I visualize it is one seen and the buttons to show the other languages. As you are not going to write your description in aaaaaall the languages of cantr, maybe the languages name can be filled too.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Snickie » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:51 pm

I like this suggestion. While most of my characters live in areas with just their native tongue, when others are visiting or I'm visiting them, I do sometimes add descriptions in that language. For my characters with really long descriptions anyway, this is a problem.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby EchoMan » Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:26 am

I have a few travelers that has encountered 5+ languages, and added descriptions for several. This would be useful for sure.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby KAOS » Wed Jul 04, 2012 5:03 pm

I like it!

Btw, I recently had the problem that I wanted to have a description in 3 languages, and it turned out that over all they were too long, so I could use only two. :?
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby the_antisocial_hermit » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:21 pm

Love this suggestion.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Greek » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:53 pm

Very good suggestion.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:36 pm

So... Do we want it accepted? :twisted:
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby the_antisocial_hermit » Fri Aug 10, 2012 6:53 pm

I do!
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Sun Aug 12, 2012 1:48 pm

Now, I assume the question is...

Is it possible to do or is it a loooot of horrible work for those who must program it?
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Sat Oct 20, 2012 9:10 pm

Oh oh oh oh...

Can I make this suggestion extensive to rooms descriptions too?
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Andu » Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:03 pm

Yes please.
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Re: Language "slots" for descriptions

Postby Vega » Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:32 pm

Erwin wrote:I'm already struggling with the character limit on the description box with some characters as is. (Especially those in multi-language area's)


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