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Do you peel apples before eating them?
Yes, always
Yes, sometimes
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Only if someone peels it for me...
I don't eat apples
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New Poll - Long Series
(16 posts, 629 views) Posted: 32d 14h, 55m ago by cmertb in News
Strange question. For a bad manga, one volume is too log. For a good manga, whatever amount of time it takes to keep it good.

I suspect the actual question the poll's author was trying to get at was how long you feel it takes for a manga to inevitably go bad ...
The Industry - Lifestyle and Wages
(2 posts, 216 views) Posted: 39d 4h, 18m ago by cmertb in Manga General

All numbers in 10,000s yen. Multiply and convert them yourself.

In 2014, avg annual income was 332. 35% were in the 150-300 range, 10% were 350-400, over half were under 400.

By type of job: finishing (coloring I think?) 194. ...
Brother's Girlfriend
(3 posts, 393 views) Posted: 54d 23h, 37m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from pyrolobus
Even though this is a wordplay, "ani" on "anime/animation" often misspelled by japanese as [ani] not [eni] as in english. And [ani] has similar pronounciation with "ani" from "aniki" which has me ...
New Poll - Money
(9 posts, 615 views) Posted: 69d 16h, 46m ago by cmertb in News
Well, I chose coinage because the idea of a chest full of gold coins sitting somewhere in my vault seems aesthetically appealing.

But in reality, this is another unfortunate poll that doesn't present the options clearly or correctly. The form of money that is most ...
New Poll - April Fools' Scanlator Jokes
(12 posts, 1150 views) Posted: 111d 14h, 59m ago by cmertb in News
Most people simply don't have sufficient intelligence and/or sense of humor to come up with any good jokes. So when there's a day in a year where they feel compelled to make jokes, the result is only cringe worthy. ...
New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
(20 posts, 1942 views) Posted: 162d 14h, 9m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from 狂気
This is exactly why I called the poll absurd. Except... that would actually be "Maikeru".

Maybe you want to say that the first option of the poll is absurd? The poll itself brings up a very interesting issue and it's definitely ...
New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
(20 posts, 1942 views) Posted: 166d 4h, 26m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Lucumo
The English spelling is listed on the Japanese Wikipedia page, so why would he need to check a different one?

Because "Praha" is one the first line, and "Prague" is a few lines down. Checking the English page is SOP fo ...
New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
(20 posts, 1942 views) Posted: 167d 4h, 8m ago by cmertb in News
Quote from Lucumo
Praha = Prague. In what way is it ignorant of the translator not to change it?

First of all, it's not the only mistake in that line.

And the ignorance can be deduced from the fact that the tler hadn't heard of Prague (or of Antonín ...
New Poll - Chinese Names in Japanese Manga
(20 posts, 1942 views) Posted: 167d 10h, 33m ago by cmertb in News
This is an excellent question.

My answer is that, with a few exceptions, Chinese (or any other) names need to be translated to the proper spelling of the target language. It's very common for personal and geographic names of a neighboring country to start t ...
New Poll - Lunar New Year
(15 posts, 1506 views) Posted: 174d 11h, 23m ago by cmertb in News
Is this like "Are you Chinese?" worded in a different way? ...
New Poll - Live Action Adaptations
(17 posts, 1883 views) Posted: 179d 13h, 12m ago by cmertb in News
It actually helps a lot when you don't know the source material. Otherwise, you sit there noting every single deviation from the story and grumbling that "in the manga this was explained better".

Of the live actions I watched recently, I quite enjoyed ...
New Poll - Dere
(55 posts, 4380 views) Posted: 211d 11h, 38m ago by cmertb in News
I wanted to see ヘルノーデレ in the options. ...
New Poll - Translating Money
(19 posts, 2214 views) Posted: 230d 10h, 54m ago by cmertb in News
No, you do not let translators convert stuff. Many of them are burdened with some kind of a liberal arts degree that prevents them from doing such complicated operations. I remember I was watching some drama where in the subtitles they decided to convert kilom ...
Bad Translation
(24 posts, 2555 views) Posted: 251d 0h, 52m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from catandmouse
With all that, I think to best to leave things undone if there is not a strong grasp of the languages involved.

Do you want to eliminate like half of all JP-EN scanlation? ...
New Poll - Saving a Dying World
(16 posts, 1891 views) Posted: 262d 12h, 51m ago by cmertb in News
Not enough information to make a logical decision.

Therefore, the priority will be: gather enough info to figure out wtf is going on. ...
Bad Translation
(24 posts, 2555 views) Posted: 287d 8h, 35m ago by cmertb in Manga General
What are you all talking about? I just tried JP->EN Google Translate on 私は漫画が好き です and it gave me "I like comics". It works perfectly. ...
New Poll - Translation Sound Effects
(22 posts, 2279 views) Posted: 293d 11h, 1m ago by cmertb in News
SFX are absolutely not worth the effort. So in 90% of the cases, ignore them. In 10% of the cases, where there is actually some non-obvious meaning to it, put the translation on a margin.

Even SFX in bubbles should be ignored just to save the translator's time ...
What is the best app on android for reading manga?
(11 posts, 1105 views) Posted: 316d 14h, 54m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from zillafox
if offline reading (manga downloaded version), try perfect viewer. the application is simple and very smooth

Seconded. ...
(4 posts, 647 views) Posted: 347d 2h, 32m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from rozen1
Translaslations only translate manga of already existing raws or whatever the source is, but do NOT scan it.

Scanlations translate AND do scanning of manga, it's pretty easy to comprehend the difference.

That's an assumption ba ...
(4 posts, 647 views) Posted: 364d 17h, 5m ago by cmertb in Manga General
And sometimes you find "Fansubs".

Noobs aren't up to speed on the lingo, that's all it means. Unfortunately, if their group name sticks around, the result is that the meaning of the original terminology begins to shift, creating confusion. ...
Bad Translation
(24 posts, 2555 views) Posted: 365d 6h, 59m ago by cmertb in Manga General
So basically, based on text alone, it is usually inconclusive. I would really hesitate to use these points to differentiate between a terrible human tler and a machine tl. Now, if a group admits to using machine translation, that is a different story.

Actually, your point about u ...
Bad Translation
(24 posts, 2555 views) Posted: 366d 1h, 21m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Quote from Serendipity_
I have noticed for a long period of time that translators use Google translate as a means to...well translate a manga.

I think you have a bit of a terminology issue. Whoever uses google translate should not be described as a translator.

On the ...
Manga about Scanlation/Scanlating process?
(5 posts, 764 views) Posted: 386d 3h, 33m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I suspect it would be a pretty boring manga.

The only exciting stuff that ever happens in scanaltion is release wars with groups trading accusations in public. ...
New Scanlation Group for Newbies, but I need an experienced person as a co-leader I guess, in addition older groups I can't describe it in the 125 characters, pls read
(9 posts, 899 views) Posted: 387d 2h, 58m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
Quote from hurafloyd
The best way is to have a proofreader that knows the language check your translation.

My whole experience tells me that this isn't true. I've been on both ends of TLC, and it is generally not a good thing for anyone. It makes the T ...
Manga reader website that sponsors the author.
(7 posts, 1498 views) Posted: 415d 3h, 36m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Is it supposed to be a non-profit site? Then it will run like crap, like most volunteer projects.

If it is a for profit site (after paying the mangaka or rights owner), then why would scanlators work for it for free?

If it also pays scanlators, then it becomes non-viable as a bus ...

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