||[Dec. 9th, 2007|10:36 am]
Legend of Heroes VI Sora no Kiseki Translation
Just a quick note to anyone still out there.|
We haven't forgotten about the translation, so relax. It's just been put on hold for a short while, as floofy explained in her last post, because of stresses put on us from work and school. (Read my latest journal entry if you want more details, but I won't bore you here.)
Floofy and I want to see the game in English, but the fact is, we aren't professional translators who know Japanese like the back of our hand (SHOCK!), we have lots of pressures in everyday life, and after coming home from a long day of class and work its difficult to work up the energy to spend my remaining free time deciphering the relatively complex dialogue in the game and rephrasing it so native English speakers can gather the full meaning. It's tiring, but I'm extremely proud of the work I've done so far. We've already put a buttload of hours into this project, and we don't want to see it die, either.
That said, its another challenge to coordinate the several translators we have working on the project, none of us with expert-level Japanese knowledge, in order to produce concise translations. Expect minor inconsistancies whenever we get a beta out.
Anyway, due to certain circumstances, we're trying to get ourselves back on track. We just got ourselves a new translator and I will be resuming work once finals are over, about a week before Christmas. I'll try and put as much work into it as possible over the winter break.
Just for reference, the text from the Prologue is roughly 25% done, most of the books are finished, menus are done as far as I know, and random other strings have been translated. We'll be keep on keepin' on in the following weeks. Apologies for the quiet-ness.