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Don't be a ****!
« on: February 05, 2012, 11:35:43 PM »
After being tipped of this article, I decided to share it here: http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/gaming/news/a362679/minecraft-studio-apologises-over-racist-translation.html

This could happen with our project too, so please be alert and tell us if you find any swearing, racism, sexual content or offensive harassments in the language you play the game in.
Stuff like this is not tolerated at all.

Until now I have just checked the uploaded language files for common coding errors, but from now I will do some searches with Google translate for unwanted words and phrases before committing such files.
I encourage all other translation committers to do the same.

Since we cannot proof-read 100 % of the text (can't know every language), I strongly recommend that you report anything you might find offensive in your own language.

I don't think this is a big issue with our project, but better safe than sorry.
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Re: Don't be a ****!
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2012, 07:23:23 PM »
In relation to this I have a question about the use of brands in a language file.

The Heineken brand name is being used in the Dutch language. Is this allowed to do this? I don't want us to get in any copyright trouble, so if it's not allowed, I'll change it before the next release.

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Re: Don't be a ****!
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2012, 10:29:55 PM »
I guess it is better to be safe than sorry.
In what context do you mention Heineken anyway? :p
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Re: Don't be a ****!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2012, 10:17:26 AM »
hahaha, that question was to be expected.  :P

Well, it's used in one of the failed mission newspaper headers. It's a Dutch proverb wich translates to "the illness of Heineken" wich means being drunk.  ;)

I'll think of something else for this line.
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