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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #15 on: July 30, 2011, 06:14:02 pm »
Too many language boards isn't a huge problem, as we can easily put them in a subforum, but the problem is we need to not clutter that place either. IMHO it's best if there's enough demand on something. Notice how we didn't re-add a dutch section: It's because not enough people need one.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2011, 06:52:50 pm »
I don't think we should support many more languages.  We'll clutter up new posts and such with stuff people won't be able to read.

I think we should support those languages where we have significant numbers of fluent members. If there are a lot of chinese members who can't converse well enough in English, I'd argue that we should have a chinese board. Otherwise, there really isn't a need.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2011, 06:59:16 pm »
I know that google translate sucks, but what about a Google translate tool that you can choose the language to translat3 too?

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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2011, 07:00:57 pm »
We will probably need to wait to see if Ndless 3.0 and CX ever comes out. Since OS 3.0 and the CX came out the Nspire popularity has kinda dwindled around here, so we get much less international members (since the Nspire was very popular in countries like China). Ndless 3.0 and CX might boost traffic again.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2012, 05:13:20 am »
Err. Just to revive this thread a bit. It does seem a bit of a big ask to add a Chinese board, but it wouldn't be so hard to add an #omnimaga-cn channel. We already have many extra channels it wouldn't be that much of an ask to add it. Then if people are using this channel, we can see if a Chinese board is needed.

Personally, I am of Chinese background, though I was born in Australia and am not native speaking. I have learnt both Traditional and Simplified, however I am learning Simplified atm. 我的意见好吗?
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2012, 05:11:06 pm »
I wonder how well the current version of OmnomIRC could handle chinese characters, though. It already chokes on some french chars. X.x

But yeah the issue is not many people have access to Omni, let alone IRC, in China and all our currently active chinese members already speak english for the most part due to having moved a long time ago.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2012, 12:19:01 am »
Last time I posted some Japanese characters, OmnomIRC didn't really choked...

Anyway, I guess you could go found a #omnimaga-cn already on EFNet/OmniNet and if there's enough activity, we can add it to the roster of languages OmnomIRC supports. Keep in mind that none of the Omnimaga staff speaks Chinese though, unlike French and German (which is in the same family as English, which is rather easy to translate).

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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2012, 12:41:21 am »
We need to make sure the OmnomIRC tabs won't get too crowded, though. X.x
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2012, 05:19:16 pm »
I don't know what to say really, cuz I'm not staff, but there are those extra channels, and #Omnimaga-anime seems to be a standard channel.
In reference to the crowded tab issue, instead of putting the full name of each channel #omnimaga-fr #omnimaga-de, it could be shortened to just fr, de.

Not sure how that would work though.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2012, 05:20:39 pm »
That might be a good idea.

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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2012, 05:21:06 pm »
Thanks Juju.
We'll have to get Netham45 to look into this.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2012, 06:21:22 pm »
Actually I agree. But we would need to make the names easy to notice and stand out from the other channels, else fr/en is much smaller than anime/spam.
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Re: So... how about having a Chinese section...
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2012, 08:14:40 pm »
Yes I thought of that too, they have to stand out. #fr #en #de
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