German translation bug is bugging me

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Uhmann
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:17 am Post

Hi,
Thanks for that beautiful App! I love it and it has the best workflow. One thing is bugging me though:
When I create a new Document the upper right corner says „offen“. Offen in German means open in English, but there is a difference between open the adjective and to open the verb. You used the wrong one: it should say: „öffnen“ (begins with o-umlaut). Please correct that! Right now there is a button that says „it is already open“ on a create a new document form. Please help me out here :?

Thanks and all the best
Jonathan

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lunk
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Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:40 am Post

Could you show a screen shot? I don't have any Open in my app and there is no command to open (öffnen) anything in the iOS app.
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Uhmann
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:47 am Post

here you go

to open (verb) = öffnen
open (adjective) = offen
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lunk
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:27 pm Post

Now I finally managed to find an Open command.
Yes, it should be Öffnen, like it is in Swedish (Öppna)
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, all running the latest MacOS
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 8, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Uhmann
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Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:24 pm Post

thanks for the sunday work! looking forward to not signing every time I create a new document

all the best

Jonathan

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rochefore
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Wed May 02, 2018 10:01 pm Post

Wonderful app - but German localisation is a shame. Keep discovering mistakes and inconsistencies... Sorry, don‘t mean to nitpick but being a language sensitive person (naturally) this does bother me.
Best, R

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Jolanth Szatmary
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Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:41 pm Post

I'd love to use the app interface in English but spelling and grammar in German. It's possible in the desktop version, but I haven't figured out how to do this in iOS.

As the entire documentation and the information found in these forums are based on the English version, it's a real hassle to re-translate from German into English when looking for information in here or in the knowledge base. I'm also as a long time Scrivener user so used to the English interface that I keep wondering what the heck is going on in the German version.

Also, a wish list section in the iOS forum would be very nice.

Thanks,

J.

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Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:37 pm Post

Here are two more places where the German is incorrectly used.

"Öffnen" should be used in the Navigate (?) menu:

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And the correct context menu item for "Look up" (in the dictionary) in German would be "nachschlagen".

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Love the app! Looking forward to the new Dark Mode ;-)