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Thomas123

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Add-on Language
« on: November 23, 2004, 04:31:13 AM »
I have been using Avast since V.4 and it has been great to protect my

computers from virus.  :(However, why are there only two Asian

laungages, Japanese and Korean, provided for Avast. Has Avast ever

considered to add Simplified and Traditional Chinese language support

for Avast?

It would be great to add Chinese language because many Chinese also

think Avast provides one of the best virus protection in the market :P,

but they suck in English and sometimes feel confused with the

configuration, even the registration for Home Edition. I hope that Avast

can add Chinese support in the future. Many Chinese are waiting for

Avast's help!

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2004, 09:55:38 AM »
Thomas123

Igor handles these things to my knowlege, please contact him, you could translate avast registration page and program into Chinese language if your willing  :).

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2004, 10:13:31 AM »
The language versions of avast! have been created by avast! users who offered their help and time to do the translation. We will be happy to add any language - but so far, nobody created the Chinese version.
Actually, somebody started the translation to Chinese long time ago - but I haven't heard from him since (even though I tried). I guess I'll have to drop this project and look for some other offers... (if any).

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2004, 03:45:54 AM »
I would be grateful if I can help Avast translate the registration page

and the Home/Pro software into Chinese. I mean Traditional Chinese,

because I am born in Hong Kong. The language I use is Traditional

Chinese, not Simplified Chinese, that is what mainland Chinese uses.

But I have a question. How can I translate it into Traditional Chinese?

Is there any tools provided by Avast or other companies to help me deal

with that?

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2004, 03:12:44 PM »
Thomas123, Igor will guide you with the translation program and methods...
Feel free to ask me other doubts. I made the translation to Portuguese  ;)
Welcome to the translators group  8)
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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2004, 03:18:59 PM »
We have a special program that helps us with the translations. It extracts all the program texts from the source files and packs them into a small "bundle" that we can send to the translators. The translators then use a special (free) version of this program to open and translate the bundle, in quite a comfortable interface.

So, if you are interested, just send me a message and I will prepare the package for you.

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2004, 03:47:57 PM »
It is my pleasure to help Avast translate the English verison into Chinese (Traditional). Can you give me the link of that software or send it through E-mail?
Besides, can I help Avast translate the Registration page into Chinese and make a link in the first page to direct the Chinese users to the Registration page?
I already had my first draft of the translated Registration page.  :D

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2004, 04:16:40 PM »
Sure, just send me your e-mail address (through IM, for example).

The translation of the registration page is welcome, of course. I can send you the files (pieces of "code") that are used to generate the registration page.

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2004, 09:59:53 PM »
Ok. My Email address: xxxxx@hotmail.com

Please send me the code of the registration page and the software

to translate the language of the software.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2010, 04:02:34 PM by Thomas123 »

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2004, 02:19:58 AM »
Thomas, we are all zealots of avast  ;D
It deserves  ;)
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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2004, 08:53:55 PM »
I have started working on the translation.

I have some problem about the registration mail:

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Text pro BETA testery (anglictina):
Thank you for entering the BETA test program of ALWIL Software. You can get more information about BETA versions on following page: http://www.avast.com/i_kat_77.html.


猧p?n?registrace verze 4 (anglictina):
* This mail was sent to this address because it was filled in
* the registration form at http://www.avast.com/i_kat_207.php?lang=ENG
* If you got this mail by mistake, you may delete it immediately or forward
* this message to unregister@avast.com.

What do "testery", "registrace" and "anglictina" mean? My computer cannot display the line: "猧p?n?registrace verze 4 (anglictina):"

I also want to know the meaning of "avast!4 The Bat!".

Besides, in the registration page, there is a line:

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define("PAGEOF", "Page %d of %d");

What should I do for that? Should I only translate the "Page"?

Moreover, I want to know if I need to translate

<li>...</li> and <p>...</p>

>>>The last question: I want to know the meaning of "archive". :P
« Last Edit: November 25, 2004, 09:08:17 PM by Thomas123 »

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #11 on: November 25, 2004, 09:24:19 PM »
Text pro BETA testery (anglictina):
&#29479;p?n?registrace verze 4 (anglictina):

What do "testery", "registrace" and "anglictina" mean? My computer cannot display the line: "&#29479;p?n?registrace verze 4 (anglictina):"

It's probably just some Czech comments - just ignore these lines.

I also want to know the meaning of "avast!4 The Bat!".

The Bat! is an e-mail client (like Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora, ...)
avast! for The Bat! is an avast! plugin for this program.

Besides, in the registration page, there is a line:

define("PAGEOF", "Page %d of %d");

What should I do for that? Should I only translate the "Page"?

I'd say "Page" and "of". The specifiers %s will be replaced by some numbers - so it will say "Page 2 of 5" (for example).

Moreover, I want to know if I need to translate
<li>...</li> and <p>...</p>

No, it's just formatting HTML tags.

>>>The last question: I want to know the meaning of "archive". :P

In what context? I.e. where exactly is it used?

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2004, 04:28:44 AM »
"Test archive" shows up in "Avast! for The Bat!"

Actually, I don't understand what this dialog is about.

Also, what does the dialog "Define filter for current list" mean?

Can you explain a little about what things is inside that box?

My English is not good enough:(-.-

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2004, 10:11:06 AM »
"Test archive" shows up in "Avast! for The Bat!"

OK, "archives" means "compressed files" - such as ZIP, RAR, ARJ, etc. So, if this option is enabled, not only the main file will be scanned - but if it is recognized as an archive, the files inside will be unpacked and scanned as well.

Actually, I don't understand what this dialog is about.

It's a configuration dialog for The Bat! plugin - here the user can set some basic options.

Also, what does the dialog "Define filter for current list" mean?
Can you explain a little about what things is inside that box?

This is used in the Log Viewer. Sometimes, a very big number of items (lines) are displayed - so it may be hard to find something useful in the list. So, you can define a "filter" - display only some of the items (according to given condition) and hide the rest of them. For example, if you have a big list, spreading over many pages, and you are looking for information on Beagle virus, you set a filter as *Beagle*. Now, only the lines containing the word Beagle will be displayed; the rest will be hidden.

The exact behavior depends on the 2 radio buttons below; you can choose either to really hide the items not matching the filter, or rather to select the items that do match (and keep the rest, just not selected).
Also, you can define a time range - what items should be included in the filter.

You can start avast! Log Viewer and try the filter yourself (provided you have any logged items there).

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Re:Add-on Language
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2004, 08:08:46 AM »
Questions again  :P

What do "Sessions", "Interactive Selection", and "Invert Selection"

mean?

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In the registration page:

For example:

<li><p>There're some reasons which can cause that you will not receive your license key:
         <ol>
<li>Filling the wrong E-mail box - the robot will send the message to this wrong mailbox  and you won&#14745; receive it!
            </li>
<h2>After you find that everything is OK, you are ready to register.</h2>
   </div>

Are you sure I don't have to translate the content inside <.>...<.>?


Also, there is only one line:

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define("PAGEOF", "Page %d of %d");

How can I fill in all the page numbers?

The translation has been under development smoothly. I think it will be
completed in the next week.  :)