The great typo hunt

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The great typo hunt

Post by o11c » 07 Dec 2011, 22:15

This topic is a place to collect small spelling and grammatical errors that, individually, are not worth making a commit about, but they could be fixed in a big lot, or during other fixes to the script

For maximum usefulness to the developers, post a git diff (not a git format-patch like we usually want).

It would be slightly less useful if only the file/line of the change were posted.

If you are unable to do that, at least post the exact map name and coordinates of the NPC (stand on top of it and use /where)

In some cases, the correction is obvious, but if in doubt, provide the corrected text as well. Of course, if you submit a patch as we would prefer, this is moot.
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by baedamichi » 09 Dec 2011, 14:01

Hi,

do you want translation mistakes in this thread as well?

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by Wombat » 09 Dec 2011, 19:43

baedamichi wrote:Hi,

do you want translation mistakes in this thread as well?

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by baedamichi » 14 Dec 2011, 07:03

I think there's one translation mistake within the stats...

Dex(terity) is called "Ausdauer" in the German version, which is misleading, because "Ausdauer" rather refers to your ability e.g. to run for a long time like in a marathon, or to do a task (especially a hard and/or boring one) for a long time without taking a break. As far as my understanding of English goes, "dexterity" refers to your ability to do something with a high level of precision, e.g. like someone making clocks (I guess the best example for someone who really has to have a perfect control over each and every tiny movement of their fingers), or, like in the game, an archer, who needs a lot of precision to make their arrow hit the target.

So when I started to play the game I was always wondering what raising this stat would actually do... Until I used the English version of the client for the first time. :)

My suggestion, therefore, would be to use the German word "Geschicklichkeit" for "dexterity", this refers precisely to the ability an archer has to have in order to make the arrow do what they want it to do.

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by SudoPlatypus » 05 Jan 2012, 02:13

diff --git a/world/map/npc/001-1/entertainer.txt b/world/map/npc/001-1/entertainer.txt
index d31c623..bf8a432 100644
--- a/world/map/npc/001-1/entertainer.txt
+++ b/world/map/npc/001-1/entertainer.txt
@@ -24,7 +24,7 @@ L_Learn2:
setskill @EMOTE_SKILL, 1;
mes "[Entertainer]";
mes "\"All you have to do is press alt and a number";
- mes "The number determines what emotion will be showned";
+ mes "The number determines what emotion will be shown";
mes "Some clients will also show an emote shortcut-bar with the F12 button\"";
goto L_Close;

----------------------------------------------------

diff --git a/world/map/npc/042-1/kaan.txt b/world/map/npc/042-1/kaan.txt
index ca35843..e0279ec 100644
--- a/world/map/npc/042-1/kaan.txt
+++ b/world/map/npc/042-1/kaan.txt
@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@ L_Tanisha3:
mes "\"But I took care of that problem.\"";
mes "He looks very proud.";
next;
- mes "\"I build this fence to keep them out.\"";
+ mes "\"I built this fence to keep them out.\"";
next;
menu
"Impressive! Just a bit... skewed.",-,
@@ -102,7 +102,7 @@ L_Hasan:

L_Trick:
mes "[Kaan]";
- mes "\"Do you have any idea what Hasans weakness could be?";
+ mes "\"Do you have any idea what Hasan's weakness could be?";
if (hasan < 2)
close;
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by taree » 05 Jan 2012, 16:03

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thist quencing -> thirst-quenching
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by Ablu » 06 Jan 2012, 18:12

baedamichi wrote: Dex(terity) is called "Ausdauer" in the German version, which is misleading, because "Ausdauer" rather refers to your ability e.g. to run for a long time like in a marathon, or to do a task (especially a hard and/or boring one) for a long time without taking a break. As far as my understanding of English goes, "dexterity" refers to your ability to do something with a high level of precision, e.g. like someone making clocks (I guess the best example for someone who really has to have a perfect control over each and every tiny movement of their fingers), or, like in the game, an archer, who needs a lot of precision to make their arrow hit the target.
Got fixed. - Thanks for mentioning.

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by Sunako » 13 Apr 2012, 00:29

Mana Potion, 705
A dark sirupy brew, with a smell reminiscent of manaberries.
syrupy, not sirupy
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Not really a typo, but lamp snake or cave snake?

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by Jenalya » 14 Apr 2012, 14:21

I just pushed fixes for the things reported so far by Qwerty Dragon, taree and sunako.
Beside of this one:
Sunako wrote:syrupy, not sirupy
since 'sirupy' seems to be a correct spelling when using American English:
dict.leo.org wrote:syrupy, also: sirupy AE adj.
Thanks for the reports. :)
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by o11c » 14 Apr 2012, 18:32

Jenalya wrote:I just pushed fixes for the things reported so far by Qwerty Dragon, taree and sunako.
Beside of this one:
Sunako wrote:syrupy, not sirupy
since 'sirupy' seems to be a correct spelling when using American English:
dict.leo.org wrote:syrupy, also: sirupy AE adj.
Thanks for the reports. :)
syrup, syrupy is *much* more common than sirup, sirupy.
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by SudoPlatypus » 14 Aug 2012, 23:24

Edit: In The Mana Client (Official) Version: 0.6.1 it gives wrong irc address for support in "mana/docs/FAQ.txt" file as Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #themanaworld, instead of Server: irc.freenode.net Channel: #mana
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by o11c » 14 Aug 2012, 23:45

Qwerty Dragon wrote:Here are a few places in client that give wrong irc address for support.
It is correct to refer to #mana on Freenode, but the FAQ one is indeed wrong.
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by Ablu » 15 Aug 2012, 08:18

Thx for pointing out!
We will fix that.

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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by georgemhtr » 15 Nov 2012, 07:07

I am not online at the moment, so I can't attach a screenshot, but the item "Miners Hat", which everyone knows (anyone not farmed Red Slimes at some point here?) should be renamed to "Miner's Hat". Haven't seen it mentioned before but, hey, I am new. I am not sure if that also applies to Miner(')s Gloves, but should you check the one out, check the other too.
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Re: The great typo hunt

Post by eiseras » 31 Dec 2012, 11:26

They both have lowercase I's when they should be uppercase. (Sorry about not getting coordinates for Mikhail.)

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