Hi fellow translators,
I have finished up all the translations on the dutch language, and I'm currently correcting spelling mistakes and capitals issues (lowercase/uppercase).
I asked the question to the guys at scirra, what to do with the expressions. Do we translate them? As it stands I didn't translate the expressions, that is, I just copy pasted the english expression. However, some of you fellow translators did do it, so it's a bit of a mixed model now.
The official scirra answer to the question is : "it's up to the community".
So well, what do we do?
One of the points they are making is: it's meant for children who are starting off with development and are not fluent in English. I get that. But my 2cents on this one is:
Once you start of with complex expressions in Construct 3, you're already a while underway. It's no longer just assigning a behavior or setting up some properties. In my opinion, when a young child (that doesn't speak english) is doing some more complex stuff, the help of an adult will be necessary. If an older child (say 14, 15, 16) is doing it, he/she will already understand enough English I presume.
Furthermore: how the hell do you translate sqrt ? vktswtl?
If I were an adult using the dutch language, I would search the hell of the expressions to be honest.
So, in conclusion I'm not in favour, but I would like to hear from you guys. Also, translators to other languages are free to give their opinion on what they did.
Hoping to move forward on this one & make a consensus!