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Change yourself in order to fit in
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Both of the above
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Destroy everything
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New Poll - Translating Money
(19 posts, 518 views) Posted: 7d 14h, 41m 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, 1852 views) Posted: 28d 4h, 38m 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, 862 views) Posted: 39d 16h, 37m 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, 1852 views) Posted: 64d 12h, 22m 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, 1124 views) Posted: 70d 14h, 48m 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, 685 views) Posted: 93d 18h, 41m 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, 477 views) Posted: 124d 6h, 18m 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, 477 views) Posted: 141d 20h, 51m 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, 1852 views) Posted: 142d 10h, 46m 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, 1852 views) Posted: 143d 5h, 8m 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, 540 views) Posted: 163d 7h, 19m 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, 707 views) Posted: 164d 6h, 44m 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, 1244 views) Posted: 192d 7h, 22m 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, 6158 views) Posted: 192d 8h, 39m 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, 918 views) Posted: 192d 8h, 45m 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, 1054 views) Posted: 253d 5h, 36m 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, 3527 views) Posted: 271d 8h, 19m 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, 627 views) Posted: 290d 17h, 51m 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, 2150 views) Posted: 300d 14h, 47m 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, 1760 views) Posted: 314d 16h, 7m 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, 3516 views) Posted: 325d 4h, 28m 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, 2507 views) Posted: 336d 4h, 56m 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, 2843 views) Posted: 344d 0h, 57m 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, 794 views) Posted: 350d 10h, 23m ago by cmertb in Manga General
Batoto aspires to host self-published manga (and other comics), so you could try there. ...
New Poll - Evil Laughter
(20 posts, 2692 views) Posted: 350d 10h, 26m ago by cmertb in News
Can't stand this "fufufufu" crap in manga. It's simply improper transliteration due to disregarding the fact that there is no "hu" syllable in Japanese, so it's represented with "fu". It should have been "huhu ...

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