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New Poll - Dere
(55 posts, 1844 views) Posted: 28d 4h, 59m ago by cmertb in News
I wanted to see ヘルノーデレ in the options. ...
New Poll - Translating Money
(19 posts, 1126 views) Posted: 47d 4h, 15m 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, 2061 views) Posted: 67d 18h, 12m 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, 1188 views) Posted: 79d 6h, 11m 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, 2061 views) Posted: 104d 1h, 56m 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, 1545 views) Posted: 110d 4h, 22m 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, 780 views) Posted: 133d 8h, 15m 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. ...
Translations
(4 posts, 504 views) Posted: 163d 19h, 52m 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 ...
Translations
(4 posts, 504 views) Posted: 181d 10h, 25m 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, 2061 views) Posted: 182d 0h, 20m 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, 2061 views) Posted: 182d 18h, 42m 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, 586 views) Posted: 202d 20h, 53m 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, 762 views) Posted: 203d 20h, 18m 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, 1284 views) Posted: 231d 20h, 56m 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 ...
The SFX Issue
(43 posts, 6189 views) Posted: 231d 22h, 13m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I would prefer to have sfx translated for the sake of completeness, but only if the cost of doing that is negligible. And since that cost is never negligible, I would say screw them. The only exception is when an sfx is integral to understanding what is going on in the pan ...
Would you read it?
(9 posts, 976 views) Posted: 231d 22h, 19m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Personally, based on the description alone, I wouldn't read it. But if it received good reviews, then I would.

Which brings me to the important point: it doesn't matter what your story idea is. Most people can come up with a dozen good story ideas per wee ...
Translator looking for help!
(5 posts, 1072 views) Posted: 292d 19h, 10m ago by cmertb in Recruitment
There is none. If you don't enjoy the process itself, this isn't for you. ...
New Poll - Kidnapped Daughter
(37 posts, 3705 views) Posted: 310d 21h, 53m ago by cmertb in News
You're taking this poll too seriously and not seriously enough at the same time. ...
Manga - Anime t.v series
(5 posts, 667 views) Posted: 330d 7h, 25m ago by cmertb in Manga General
You forgot that it needs to be well made. There are plenty of great manga that got turned into mediocre anime that no one care much about. ...
New Poll - Publication Frequency
(16 posts, 2230 views) Posted: 340d 4h, 21m ago by cmertb in News
I won't read anything until it's finished anymore, so I suppose my choice is the entire series.

As for how I would release if I could... daily. ...
Is manga scanlation coming to an end?
(8 posts, 1798 views) Posted: 354d 5h, 41m ago by cmertb in Manga General
I don't know if the number of releases is dropping, but it certainly isn't growing. Scanlation has been stagnating for years in terms of volume.

Now there are also legit manga sources online, so if you don't count them as scanlation, it is quite poss ...
Why is old manga unpopular?
(32 posts, 3585 views) Posted: 364d 18h, 2m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Raw availability for old series shouldn't be considered in this discussion. From the start, I specifically compared old series that are in fact being scanlated right now. They are there, as easy to find as any other recently scanlated work; nevertheless, few read ...
New Poll - Other Manga Activities
(21 posts, 2586 views) Posted: 375d 18h, 30m ago by cmertb in News
Unfortunately, I still scanlate.

Well, I also fansub, but not as much. ...
New Poll - Another Anime vs. Manga
(28 posts, 2932 views) Posted: 383d 14h, 31m ago by cmertb in News
The question is, is only the manga "reportedly good", or the anime as well? If the anime is good, I'll just watch it, and screw the manga. But if the anime has bad reviews, then I will never watch it, and just read the manga. I would never do both, unle ...
I would like to upload my very own manga series please, how can I do that here?
(6 posts, 817 views) Posted: 389d 23h, 57m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Batoto aspires to host self-published manga (and other comics), so you could try there. ...

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