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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on August 06, 2006, 09:39:19 pm
A few days ago, I thought about translating untranslated OS-Tan comics. Then I realized, I don't know Japanese! So, if anyone knows Japanese, would you mind assisting in translating comics? Here is a location chock full of untranslated comics:

http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/category.php?cat=4&expand=all

If you can translate these, would you mind posting the finished product on this topic?

Thank you and have a nice day
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on August 06, 2006, 11:36:08 pm
Oooh,... isn't that the Troubled Windows site?  I thought they already handled translation issues....  '__'

My own knowledge of Japanese is pretty basic (enough to sprinkle in my pics, but not enough to read manga) so at least I won't be of any help.

That won't do, Pig.....  That won't do..... ;___;
Title: Yeah...Great
Post by: NewYinzer on August 07, 2006, 12:31:43 am
QuoteOooh,... isn't that the Troubled Windows site? I thought they already handled translation issues.... '__'


Yes, they do. So does iitran (http://iitran.secchan.net/img/res/543.html). However, they haven't translated anything for months. I was thinking that there was someone on these forums that had enough knowledge of Japanese to translate them.

QuoteThat won't do, Pig..... That won't do..... ;___;


Charlotte's Web, eh?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 16, 2006, 01:32:13 pm
Okay.. my Japanese is pretty rudementary at best. So, with Cori's help (and help from my other friend on one particular sentence -_-) we translated one.

Ohs those 98s <3

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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 16, 2006, 01:50:07 pm
Was just passing through and so your work.  Absolutely stellar, Codi-san!!  ^.^
(Is Cori your sis, btw?)

And YAY!  It features Windows 95 OSR 2.5-sama.... -v-
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 16, 2006, 02:23:45 pm
Hehe thanks!
Yeah, Cori's my twin sis (see the Me-tan in the topicless thread.. XD) aka my partner in crime.

Yeah, I thought it was a horribly cute strip ^^ And Outlook too!! Everyone wins ^^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 16, 2006, 02:55:51 pm
Sweet! And I thought that this thread wasn't going anywhere!!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2006, 02:04:38 am
Just to make sure this thread is kept on the radar, how about we try something simple first.

This comic, for example, is one I'm sure the Captain would LOVE!  -v-

C-Chan added the following  16 minutes after last message :

Not much of a Task List, it seems:

1 - Make sense of Onomotapeia
2 - Translate DOSKitty's text bubble (has something to do with seeing, perhaps past tense [I saw it?])
3 - Figure out what the punchline or reference is.

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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 23, 2006, 09:39:09 am
Looks like my vision is coming true. As for the comic:

It kinda looks like Toshiaki is tying 3.1's bow. He ties them up like bunny ears, and DOSkitty goes nuts. The reasons:
1. It makes 3.1 look like OSX-tan,
2. It makes 3.1 look like a bunny, which DOSkitty likes to chase,
3. Some other reason which I'm not getting...
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Darknight_88 on September 23, 2006, 12:39:01 pm
uuuuhhh...awesome work codi, awesome.
No, my knowledge of Japanese is 0 (zero, none), so I guess I won't be of any help -.-

As for that last comic posted...I think it goes like this:

1)Toshiaki finds 3.1, sleeping
2)Toshiaki starts to play with her ribbon
3)He gets an idea: tie her hair in a ponytail
4)Then, suddenly...
5))Bunnygirl!!
6)And DOS gets angry. (Reason? Unknown)

But that's only what I understood from the pics, this needs real translation.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 23, 2006, 05:30:57 pm
すã,,,すã,,, (suya suya)
is an onomatopoeia for a gentle sleeping sound, the sound that 3.1-tan is making. So kind of like, "zzzzzz".

ã,·ãƒ¥ãƒ«ã,·ãƒ¥ãƒ« (shuru shuru)
is kinda like.. grrr since it's a sound, there's no real translation, but its kind of like a "shuffle shuffle" noise, since Toshiaki-sama is messing with her ribbon. Say it outloud, it makes sense XD;

As for "mi ta na", what DOS-neko is saying, I guess like.. "I saw that. *KITTY GLLLLAAARE OF DOOM*" cute kitty doesn't like anyone touching 3.1 ^o^

But yeah ._.;; take everything I say with a grain of salt.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2006, 09:47:19 pm
[evil piggy laugh]  BWAHAHA!!!!  ^0^

Sorry my dear, but because of your reputation, we now take EVERYTHING you say with several grains of salt, plus some pepper thrown in just for the helluvit!  ^v^

Glad I posted this up for you guys to offer suggestions, since I didn't realize right off the bat that 3.1-sama was asleep (I just thought she was kinda... mellow and stuff....  Â¬.¬')

Two more things I should point out that may or may not be important:

1 - Toshiaki is trying to do something nice (tie her hair in a ponytail), so hence the shock to discover that the ribbons are literally attached to her head...  ^^'

2 - 3.1-sama with "bunny-ears" bears a passing resemblance to Devil Flonne from Disgaea.  Doubt it was the inspiration, but just thought it'd be interesting to point out:  ^__^

(http://hg101.classicgaming.gamespy.com/nipponichi/disgaea-evilflonnea.jpg)

In any case, Codi-san's translation seems as good as any for now, so here's the end product of our love and labor.....  ^__^

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/win31ribbon-translation.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 23, 2006, 10:24:53 pm
Perfect! This thread is coming together! Don't stop the magic:

(http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/galleries/Japanese/tw-98_98SE_ad_aware-jp.png)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2006, 10:33:29 pm
Wow.....  that's gonna take a while......  ^^'

At least I recognize the old Nintendo robot and of course Ad-Aware.  ^v^'

Guess now would be a good time to restart my Japanese language training.....  ^^;

*wonders off to schedule time between language learning and drawing Unix-sama*

C-Chan added the following  1 minute after last message :

BTW, if you like the comic translation, feel free to upload it to the Gallery.  
I'd do it, but my hooves are a little tied at the moment....  ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 23, 2006, 10:50:15 pm
I know. Meanwhile, I'm gonna whip the Wikipedia article into shape. I'll be back.
*runs to Wikipedia*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2006, 10:59:24 pm
Okay, thank you NewYinzer!  ^v^

But be careful what you post... don't want to have this site targeted by vengeful purists....  ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 23, 2006, 11:02:39 pm
QuoteBut be careful what you post... don't want to have this site targeted by vengeful purists.... ^^;


I know what you mean. Editing is worse on Uncyc, though. People there are 3VIL! Thank God I've always got my AK47 in case things get ugly!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 23, 2006, 11:04:41 pm
Touché.  ^.^

Thanks again, I just went and saw your handiwork.
Or should I say "clean-up".  ^__^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 23, 2006, 11:10:24 pm
Quote
Thanks again, I just went and saw your handiwork.
Or should I say "clean-up". ^__^


*blushes*

PH33R M3H L33T SKILLZ!

*regains composure*

Well, let's get back to some translations!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Darknight_88 on September 24, 2006, 12:00:16 am
Do I see less links in the Wikipedia OS-tan article?
>.>

LOL @ Uncyclopedia entry:

QuoteTheir Version of Al Jazeera (http://ostan.blackdiam.net)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 24, 2006, 12:03:23 am
QuoteDo I see less links in the Wikipedia OS-tan article?


Yes. I deleted some of the useless ones, because the moderators hate making Wikipedia a link library. However, I have kept ours.

*regains composure*

Did I just say what I thought I said?

*burns tapes*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 24, 2006, 12:34:14 am
I can't see the picture you posted, New Yinzer. o.O;

okay yes I can. And ouch. Thats.. ._.;; above my level .-.

rdhdtwns added the following  27 minutes after last message :

Ok, while I was sitting here debating on that other one, we did another one in the meantime. I really love these Christmas ones for some reason, they're so cute ^o^

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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 24, 2006, 12:50:02 am
HAH!! See Codi-san?  Told you you were a reliable translator.  ^___^

[Christmas File Tree had me ROTFLing.  ^.^]
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 24, 2006, 01:39:42 am
Thanks C-chan. ^o^ We really love the tree too XD Maybe we should make our tree look like that. o.o
I like the other one better though, heh. It's just funny. XD


O.


K.

XD

After some time, we uhm.. attempted.

対ç­- (taisaku) is "counter-measure", but since noone calls it "spyware counter-measure" overhere, we just changed it to "blocker" for simplicity's sake.

I think what this comic is saying is that 98's been eating a lot lately and not getting much sleep, so I think she's flashing-back to downloading ad-aware, and her and SE-tan have some fun with it. So when 95-sama says, "98s been eating a lot lately ne~" 98 and SE, in true ad-aware style, detect a threat to the system ^_~

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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 24, 2006, 02:08:23 am
*shock*  Egads!  She's fast!!  @o@

By the time I've covered grammar, I bet Codi-san will be working for TokyoPop by then!  ^^;

Phenomenal work, but then could we expect anything else from the great Codi-sama?!  ^V^

C-Chan added the following  2 minutes after last message :

BTW, your explanation for the joke seems spot on, since I was ROTFLing after I read it.  ^__^
Could certainly relate being an avid Ad-Aware user as well.  ^v^

Plus the obvious bias that 98SE-tan has for Ad-Aware.... SE,... is clearer now.  ^.^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 24, 2006, 02:26:11 am
QuoteQuote from : C-Chan

*shock*  Egads!  She's fast!!  @o@

By the time I've covered grammar, I bet Codi-san will be working for TokyoPop by then!  ^^;

Phenomenal work, but then could we expect anything else from the great Codi-sama?!  ^V^

C-Chan added the following  2 minutes after last message :

BTW, your explanation for the joke seems spot on, since I was ROTFLing after I read it.  ^__^
Could certainly relate being an avid Ad-Aware user as well.  ^v^

Plus the obvious bias that 98SE-tan has for Ad-Aware.... SE,... is clearer now.  ^.^




Hahaha, no way ^^;; I'm not great at all x.x;;

One thing we're really good with is looking up kanji, hee. As for actual grammar and things, I'm horrible with it. But most of the time you can gather what's going on from the context of the comic strip and just knowing what most of the particles "de, ni, wo", etc. mean. (in our case, it also helps to know the OS-tans and their world.)
Also, Japanese has so many set expressions, when you start to memorize them, life becomes a bit easier, hee.

....and if one noticed we're translating fairly simple ones XD I like that particular series because it's easy to edit and has fairly simple dialogue.

Honestly C-chan, Spyware Blaster 98 is SO CUTE XD
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 24, 2006, 09:44:33 am
Great job Codi! Excellent translation! I've decided that my job here will be to post new things to be translated, at which point someone can translate them if they want to. For example:

(http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/galleries/Japanese/tw-XP_98s_multitasking-jp.png)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on September 25, 2006, 05:13:39 am
I believe I'll be able to translate that one, NewYinzer-san. It seems to be very easy; I'll post my attempt by tomorrow (Finnish local time). However, I must warn that I'm not really a translator. ^^;

##edit: Shucks, I was a bit hasty, promising the translation. Unfortunately, the very last kanji (bottom left panel) doesn't ring bells of any kind, and I cannot really tell it from the context.

http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/galleries/Japanese/tw-XP_98s_multitasking-jp.png

The dialogue (and sound effects) are something like as follows (mistakes can occur)

1st frame (top-right):
98: "XP-chan's memory sure is great."
SE: "Really?!"

2nd frame (below the first one):
SE: "How is the memory so great?"
98: "It's possible to simultaneously perform so many different actions!" (multitask, this line is very clumsy as it is)

3rd frame:
SFX: "chuu, chuu" -> sound of the puppies sucking, how does one make these sounds in English?

4th frame:
SFX: "waku-waku" -> "sound" of SE-tan and 98-tan being excited or impressed; maybe it could be translated into "wow" or "whoa, there she is" or such?

5th frame (top-left):
98: "Oh, you dropped something!"

6th frame:
From left to right, the objects the girls are holding: "XP-only (or XP-exclusive) software", "minimum requirement 1Gb memory" (maybe the memory could be called just RAM)

7th frame, wind blowing.

8th frame:
XP: "How about we all ?????? tonight?" (there's verb 'to do' in the phrase, but unfortunately I cannot tell what she's talking about doing; 'to do' is used in countless contexts in Japanese)
98&SE: "Yaaay!"

If anyone's able to figure out the mysterious kanji with 'kin' radical on the left, or otherwise improve my rather clumsy translation, it'd be great. ^^;;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 25, 2006, 08:17:57 pm
Wow! Great job (despite the rough spots)! Let's see what Codi has to say and we can work out the rough spots!

(BTW, what does DESU mean?)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on September 25, 2006, 09:06:03 pm
Yeah ^o^v Go Pitkin!

We think..
お鍋 = o-nabe (o being the honorific for nouns) = nabe, being "pot", but onabe being a potluck dinner. That is to say, they all share the food, or in the OS-tan's case, "memory" tonight. Since 98 and SE wouldn't be able to handle that kinda stuff, obviously. XD

So you were right about the kin radical, as pots are made out of copper most of the time ^^

So.. "Tonight let's all share (dinner)" .. kinda.. in a really loose way, since its a double entendre.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 25, 2006, 09:13:54 pm
QuoteSo.. "Tonight let's all share (dinner)" .. kinda.. in a really loose way, since its a double entendre.


Heh heh. I see what you mean...

*sneezes*

...must get over cold. Someday it would be nice to know Japanese. But by the time I would make it to the international workplace, Japanese would be as useful as Chinese, French, or German (I believe in a global economy, not a US, PRC, JR, or UK-centric economy).
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 26, 2006, 01:25:15 am
(Careful now, globalization as it stands now is a double-edged sword.  ^^')

Quote(BTW, what does DESU mean?)


To put it simplistically, consider it the "is", "am" or "are" of a sentence.

As aimple example:

Watashi wa genki desu

Could be transliterated to "I" (formal) "well" "am".

Or "I am well."

(or depending on the context and manner in which you say it, "I am BURSTING with awesome, C-chan-style energy!" ^V^)

Wow, Pitkin does translations too!!  ^v^
Maybe OS-Tan Collections CAN have its niche market in comic translations!  ^v^

If not for the precarious time commitment and the fact that we're still relatively outgunned, I'd be almost tempted to ask Otakubell to eat their heart out.  -v-'

In any case, based on Pitkin and Codi-san's remarkable contributions, I'll see about transcribing the working translation onto the comic itself.  Just to get a feel for it....  -v-

*C-chans scurries off to play with Photoshop again*

C-Chan added the following  1 hour 36 minutes after last message :

A-Okay....  ^v^

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/tw-XP_98s_multitasking-jpTR.png)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 26, 2006, 01:49:32 pm
I think we've got a good shinning going (I can't say "Shining", or the estate of Stanley Kubrick will sue my intestines out). Anyway, it seems as though it shall work like this:
1. NewYinzer introduces the comic
2. Pitkin, Codi, or someone else translates it
3. C-Chan puts the translated text on the comic and submits it to the gallery

Or...whatever you want.

*sneezes*

Bloody cold...

*sneezes*

It's...

*sneezes*

...the comic:

*sneezes*

(http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/galleries/Japanese/tw-hair_accessories-jp.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on September 26, 2006, 04:01:15 pm
I propose on amendment to that setup!  ^-^

3. C-Chan puts the translated text on the comic

4. NewYinzer submits it to the gallery.

*evil grin*  Hehehe....  `v'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 26, 2006, 07:16:40 pm
Quote4. NewYinzer submits it to the gallery.


Got it! Off to the gallery!

*runs off to the gallery*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Ultimaninja on September 26, 2006, 07:42:19 pm
Hmm a translation thread...ok how many of you want advice from my sister (Big japanese translator buff)?

P.S. for all my translated comics that I'm about 67.3342456% sure you guys don't have go here:
http://www.keepmyfile.com/download/754fb11085716

yeah...to lazy to post the 20-30 odd comics seperatly...so sue me...
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 26, 2006, 08:12:03 pm
I can't get to the files...

*sneezes*

...but I did upload the current comics to the gallery!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Ultimaninja on September 26, 2006, 08:44:07 pm
...*sighes heavily*

ok, ok, ok...I'll upload the images manually...
and I'll do it friday when I can stay up into the wee hours looking through all the comics here to discard the ones you already have...

I hate work...
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on September 28, 2006, 07:52:21 am
http://www.otakubell.com/os-girls/Gallery/galleries/Japanese/tw-hair_accessories-jp.jpg

Alright, this one I find trickier than the first one I tried, so I hope Codi-san (or someone else ^^) will be able to somehow improve this crude translation of mine.

First frame:
Inu-T: "Say, what're those thingies on everyone's heads, wafun?" ['Being a dog, Inu-T adds "wan" or "wafun" (sound of dog barking) after everything she says; should it be translated into English, and whether to put it at the end or to the beginning, I cannot really answer ##EDIT: Maybe the "Woof" or "Arf" sound could replace the "Say" in the very beginning, as in "Arf, what're those thingies on everyone's heads, woof?" ^^;]
Sign (with arrows pointing at characters' heads): "Those"
ME: "Yeah..."
(ME outside the left-most speech bubble: "Now that you mention it...")

Second frame:
ME: "Let's test and try removing them!?" (I think it's literally "As a test, I'll remove them and see!" Maybe "Let's see what happens if I take them off!" would be alright.)
SFX above the sleeping girls: "Zzzz..." or *snore* (the former sounds better to me ^^; )

Third frame:
Coloured SFX: Sounds of hitting one's head (or something else) against walls. (How does one say that in English? "Bang"? "Goo~~"? "Gang"? <- those are the Japanese SFX)
Redhead character: "Owwww..."
Homeko: "Oh dear..." (Maybe "What the...?" or "Goodness..." might be alternatives)

Fourth frame:
ME/Inu-T: "They were that important?!" (Literally something like, "Very important for proper functioning?!" or maybe, "Essential for working right?!")
98: "Eeek!"
XP: "It hurts!" (Or maybe "Owwieeee..." or "Hurts baaaaad...!")
SFX: Again, sounds of hitting oneself against something


So, err... there. ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on September 28, 2006, 09:04:03 pm
Not bad...we could get Codi or someone to clean it up a notch!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 16, 2006, 11:52:10 pm
Iyaa....  There was still activity goin' on in this thread and no one told me....  -___-'

Shucks, now I feel lousy.... -________-

Well, in any case, thought I'd chime in another comic that I haven't seen translated.  ^___^'

Found it while researching pics for upload,... it was just begging for a translation....  ^^'

[Note: not Windows-related... ^.^]

(http://kazumi386.org/%7Eostan2/pic_uploader/mac/src/1143753946386.gif)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: SleepyD on October 17, 2006, 04:22:24 am
All I can figure out is the "okashi na..." part. ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 18, 2006, 12:54:29 am
No problem.  It's a start anyway.  ^__^

Later on I'll probably split the pic into both a transliteration and translation-in-progress pic so we can work on this together.  As long as we go about this systematically, we can do this without bugging poor Pitkin or Codi-san.  ^.^

C-Chan added the following  10 hours 47 minutes after last message :

Alright, started some groundwork on it.

Could probably start trying my hand at some sort of translation, but probably better off if I finish the transliteration first.  -v-

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/McMac-translation.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on October 21, 2006, 04:05:46 pm
I might take a look at that comic of yours a bit later, C-Chan. So far, I believe ANTA is just very spoken (and rude) version of 'anata' (you). Langley-Sohryu-san used that very often in NGE series, most memorable being 'anta baka?!'. ^^

For now, this other comic...

(http://kazumi386.org/%7Eostan2/pic_uploader/mac/src/1143843760201.jpg)

Translation beta:

Middle row, right panel:

Generic Mac (?): "Sis... what the... just what?" [This line is pretty much just "Sister, what... what?" (the tone is strictly EXPLAIN ME NOW); suit yourself some witty English version :D]
OS9: "I got this from Tiger-chan." / "Tiger-chan let me have this." / "Tiger-chan gave this to me."

Middle row, left panel:

SFX(upper): (I'd like to translate this is as DASH! even though I'm not sure if it's exactly the storming away sound in Japanese)
SFX(lower): (Bang, door opening violently and hitting against the wall)

Bottom row, rightmost panel:

Generic Mac (?): "Puma!" (she prolongates the word, but I don't know how to do that in English; 'Puuumaaa'?)
Generic Mac again: "Memory..."

SFX (right below Generic Mac's arm): (bang, again door opening violently)
SFX: ('biku' is the 'sound effect' for surprise; maybe this could be "Yikes!!" or something like that)

Bottom row, middle panel:

Generic Mac (?): "Gimme... memory! Hand it over!"

Bottom row, leftmost panel:

Generic Mac (?): "Do it now!" / "Hurry up!"
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on October 21, 2006, 05:20:32 pm
*very loud landing*
Hi! I'm back from Wikipedia!
*gets out of F-4*
The pics of OS X have been added! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_OS-tans#Mac_OS_X)
*notices pic*
It looks like Macs need a memory upgrade once and a while!
*thinks*
As for Macs, not my cup of tea. Too rich for my blood. Give me Windows Vista with Norton or Linux any day. I prefer to have more control and choices over the hardware and software. And a cheaper price.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 21, 2006, 06:27:26 pm
YAY!!  Thank you Pitkin-dono!  ^__^
A little booked at the moment, but will promise to transcribe your marvelous translation onto the comic when I get a chance!  ^v^

Don't worry about the other comic,.. we'll take it nice and easy, slowly but surely.  ^__^

NewYinzer, uh,....
Well, check Aurora's thread.  ^__^'
[essentially "thanks", but still had two left.  ^^;]

True Macs are expensive, but presumably the quality offsets it.  Still, Linux does beat it hands down, so you advocating it is perfect-enough for me.  ^v^

[Still wish Amiga were an option, though.....  -v-]
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on October 21, 2006, 08:14:41 pm
QuoteNewYinzer, uh,....
Well, check Aurora's thread. ^__^'
[essentially "thanks", but still had two left. ^^;]


What did you mean? My pictures weren't uploaded to Wikipedia?
*gets in F-4*
To Wikipedia! And beyond that to Cupertino!
*flies off*
Several Hours Later...
*lands*
What's going on?
*gets out of F-4*
They appear to be uploaded and on the page. What's ze problem?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 21, 2006, 08:59:08 pm
Hehe.... you didn't visit Aurora's thread, didn't ya?  ^__^

Ze problem is that I only posted 4 OSX-girls.  I am, in fact, making six of them.  ^^'
Uploaded the 5th one (tiger-sama) a few hours ago.  Leopard-sama will be ready soon.

So,... like I said,... double trip for you.  Or in this case, triple trip.  ^v^;

BTW, why are you using a vintage jet?  ^___^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on October 21, 2006, 11:00:36 pm
QuoteHehe.... you didn't visit Aurora's thread, didn't ya? ^__^


Oh dear...I guess I've got another trip to Wikipedia coming soon!

QuoteBTW, why are you using a vintage jet? ^___^


I has a nice look and feel to it. I'm using it for flight tests of the AWG-222 Missile, which is due to appear on the B4-K4 next year. As for the B4-K4, her last few flights have gone well and she'll be ready for combat by next year.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 27, 2006, 11:55:52 pm
Hehe,... almost forgot to do Pitkin this favor...  ^^'

Well, enjoy!  ^v^

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/1143843760201-Translated.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on October 28, 2006, 08:01:01 am
Wunderbar, C-Chan. You smoothened the crude spots on the translation, and now it's hilarious! ^o^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on October 28, 2006, 11:18:41 am
HAHAHAHA! Those Mac-tan comics are awesome! I hope more of those get translated! :D

And I saw the updated Mac-tan roster in the Wikipedia article, but I don't think that OS 8-tan is a one-shot character anymore now that I've thought of a rendition for her too.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 28, 2006, 01:16:05 pm
Thank you Pitkin.  ^__^
I know she says "ME-MO-RII", but figured "Memory" is too complex a word to say when you're growling like that.  ^v^
Hence the use of "RAM" instead.  ^.^

I know what you mean, Aurora, so next time Alfamille shows up you ask him.  Eventually I'll make Wiki icons for your Macs as well, so if there is an issue I can simply compromise on both OS8 designs as well.

If it's simple enough, I'd love to make the translation of that Mac comic into a separate project.  ^__^

I'm assuming this one's the cover:

(http://kazumi386.org/%7Eostan2/pic_uploader/mac/src/1143836451910.jpg)

Tried my hand on a crude translation before, but naturally a quick verification wouldn't hurt.  ^.^

Top left-hand corner: ANIME ba ket-tei (~"Decisive Anime", "Educational Anime"?)
Lower right: Masshi Manga (~"Kid's manga"?)
Lower left: Uso desu (~"Just kiddin'") ^___^'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on October 28, 2006, 03:31:03 pm
QuoteThank you Pitkin. ^__^
I know she says "ME-MO-RII", but figured "Memory" is too complex a word to say when you're growling like that. ^v^
Hence the use of "RAM" instead. ^.^

I know what you mean, Aurora, so next time Alfamille shows up you ask him. Eventually I'll make Wiki icons for your Macs as well, so if there is an issue I can simply compromise on both OS8 designs as well.

If it's simple enough, I'd love to make the translation of that Mac comic into a separate project. ^__^


Hehe...RAM! Great translation!
BTW, I hate to beg, but I think we need an image for OS8 of Wikipedia. Alfamille's uploaded a small image for her, but it would be best to have an "official" image.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 28, 2006, 03:51:57 pm
I'll see what I can do, but I'm a bit booked with preparations for Youmacon... -__-

Still, I did manage to quickly "collage" the following Wiki icons:

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/XPME.gif) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/Vista.gif) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/Odyssey.gif) (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/Neptune.gif)  (http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/MSX-DOS.gif)

...So I might be able to squeeze in a mini OS8 and eliminate the "one-shot" reference (which is bound to attract a purist or two.... ^^;).

Should still have the hat, but with a slightly older look.

C-Chan added the following  1 minute after last message :

BTW, know you're bucked completely, but if you do manage the time to upload these to Wiki, please add them as "Public Domain" since I did not draw any of them.  Probably best to reserve "GNU" for Wiki avis drawn from scratch.  ^__^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Alfamille on October 30, 2006, 04:17:12 am
QuoteQuote from : C-Chan

Hehe,... almost forgot to do Pitkin this favor...  ^^'

Well, enjoy!  ^v^

(http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g2/C-Chan_2006/1143843760201-Translated.jpg)



THANK YOU! That's really a good start!  ;019  ;012  ;001


QuoteQuote from : NewYinzer

QuoteThank you Pitkin. ^__^
I know she says "ME-MO-RII", but figured "Memory" is too complex a word to say when you're growling like that. ^v^
Hence the use of "RAM" instead. ^.^

I know what you mean, Aurora, so next time Alfamille shows up you ask him. Eventually I'll make Wiki icons for your Macs as well, so if there is an issue I can simply compromise on both OS8 designs as well.

If it's simple enough, I'd love to make the translation of that Mac comic into a separate project. ^__^


Hehe...RAM! Great translation!
BTW, I hate to beg, but I think we need an image for OS8 of Wikipedia. Alfamille's uploaded a small image for her, but it would be best to have an "official" image.



I just wanted to clear that I like Aurora's rendition of OS8. But what I'm aware of is that I dont wanna have issues on those futaba traditionalist...

I mean I'm sure some of them won't even believe there is an OS8-tan, but of course I gave a link where to find that original OS8-tan. Now if I quickly replace it with Aurora's version, those people will bring up comments like "this isn't included in the original version!...or this isn't included in the old  mac storage warehouse!".  

It's a fact that some of those purist and traditionalist doesn't recognize the international artist around the web who only wish to fill a girl mascot in each OS and give life to it...:(

#$%! Wait I have an idea!......why not put Aurora's version of OS8-tan on the right side!  ;012  ;001
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on October 30, 2006, 10:14:05 pm
QuoteTHANK YOU! That's really a good start!   Smile at army !


You're welcome, Alfamille.  ^^

When I return from Youmacon and other matters of business, I'll speak with Pitkin about starting an official translation project for the Mac comic.  Exposure to that comic will surely boost people's opinion about the Mac-tans.  (not saying that everyone's a pervert, but,.. you know... hehe... -v-')

QuoteI just wanted to clear that I like Aurora's rendition of OS8. But what I'm aware of is that I dont wanna have issues on those futaba traditionalist...

I mean I'm sure some of them won't even believe there is an OS8-tan, but of course I gave a link where to find that original OS8-tan. Now if I quickly replace it with Aurora's version, those people will bring up comments like "this isn't included in the original version!...or this isn't included in the old mac storage warehouse!".

It's a fact that some of those purist and traditionalist doesn't recognize the international artist around the web who only wish to fill a girl mascot in each OS and give life to it...

#$%! Wait I have an idea!......why not put Aurora's version of OS8-tan on the right side! Smile at army !


Well again, when i return, my hope is to create a Wiki avi for OS8 that merges the two designs.  Since Aurora already based her design loosely on the baby OS8 one (which is cute, but not particularly my thing.... -v-'), merging the two won't be as hard as [say] creating the hybrid Leopard-chan.  ^^

Essentially Aurora's older girl look, combined with the Rastafarian-style apple hat... ^v^'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Alfamille on November 03, 2006, 03:35:51 am
QuoteQuote from : C-Chan

QuoteTHANK YOU! That's really a good start!   Smile at army !


You're welcome, Alfamille.  ^^

When I return from Youmacon and other matters of business, I'll speak with Pitkin about starting an official translation project for the Mac comic.  Exposure to that comic will surely boost people's opinion about the Mac-tans.  (not saying that everyone's a pervert, but,.. you know... hehe... -v-')


HEY! There's one guy at Wakachan who's name is "Ren-do" I believe. He posted 3 Mac 4komas. Is he or she one of you guys?

Maybe that person saw the OS9's description on the List of OS-tans page in Wikipedia. Because I kinda gave a link to where the Mac 4koma to be seen

Also that convinced myself to upload the 4koma on which you and Pitkin translated. I wish the administrator of otakubell will approve it.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 03, 2006, 11:09:51 am
Not me.  ^__^
And given the opinion of Macs around here, I'm not sure if anyone else is digging through those Mac comics at the moment.  -v-

But yeah, probably saw your link.  ^__^
As for posting on Waka, I can only envision two outcomes:

1) Silence...

or...

2) The "usual" replies for abstract stuff out of the blue....  ^v^;

*sigh*

Wish he would've posted something here.... -v-

BTW, it's great that you donated that to otakubell, but hasn't that site been a bit stagnant these past few months?  '__';
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 09, 2006, 11:28:36 pm
Yep, definitely stagnant.  ^^'

Oh well, when you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself.  -v-

Probably getting ahead of myself since I'll be drop-dead busy for the next week or so.  But I definitely want to start now, at least with the Mac Manga title page:

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/00-Translated.jpg)

After the 20th, I'll try to give page 1 a shot....

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/01.jpg)

C-Chan added the following  6 minutes after last message :

*squints eyes*

*sweatdrops*

I don't mind the quantity of the characters.  But the size, JEEZ!
That's DAMN SMALL, and I don't mean the Linux-tan....  ^^;

At least I can read the shout bubble in the bottom as "FUKETSU desu wa!!"

Sounds like a polite and lady-like way of saying "FILTH!" or "PERVERT!", but wonder if there's a funnier way of translating that.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on November 10, 2006, 07:54:10 pm
ZOMG! Some of the other Mac comics are quite...

...perverted! Anyway, keep up the good work!

*thinks*

Wow...I've been posting a lot! And to think I found out about the OS-tans in May 2006!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: rdhdtwns on November 10, 2006, 09:01:22 pm
Pitkin!!

I got it translated.

MAC祭ã,Šã¾ãŸä¸ç™º
爆弾ã,,不発

The Mac matsuri is again a misfire.
The bomb is also a misfire.

不発 = misfire.. that was the only translation i could find in the dictionary. .-.;;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 11, 2006, 12:43:13 am
QuoteZOMG! Some of the other Mac comics are quite...

...perverted! Anyway, keep up the good work!


Keh!  You ain't seen the half of it!  ^__^'
[or maybe you have, which is why you said that.... -v-]

Anyway, now you see why I'd love to bring the Mac Manga to the masses!  ^v^

QuotePitkin!!

I got it translated.

MAC祭ã,Šã¾ãŸä¸ç™º
爆弾ã,,不発

The Mac matsuri is again a misfire.
The bomb is also a misfire.

不発 = misfire.. that was the only translation i could find in the dictionary. .-.;;


YAY!  It's Codi-san!  ^V^

That's from one of the pics at the gallery, right?

Translation sounds about right (poor Mac-chans can't get their festival.  ^^')

And in case anyone is interested,...

MAC祭ã,Šã¾ãŸä¸ç™º  

Likely sounds like this:

MAC matsuri mata fuhatsu

Anyway, this is the last bit of work I can invest in the Mac Manga until about a week later.

Page 1 is not only full of kana/kanji, but the artist's handwriting seems less than average.  ^^;
Before we can even begin to translate, we have to know what's being WRITTEN first.  

I tried my best annotating the text, but without proper recognition of complicated kanji and with this dismal handwriting, I could only go so far.  My Xubuntu machine has some really good Japanese language apps that were of big help (especially KanjiPad), but again would've definitely helped if the writing were legible.  ^^;

Here goes nothing....  -___-

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/01.jpg)

Toshiaki [Panel 1]:
9姉さã,"
ちã,‡ã¨
お願ã,,が
ã,ã,‹ã,"だ
ã'ど

Sonata [Panel 2]:
ã,ã,‰
[blank]さã,"

Sonata [Panel 2]:
ヌードモデルですか?
ええ芸è¡"のたã,
ですã,,の[unknown - 膏?]ã,"で
させてã,,ただきますã,

Sonata [Panel 3]:
すぐ[unknown - 浮標?]ã,,たã--ます
かã,‰æŒã¦ã,,くださã,,ね
そã,Œã«ã--てã,,[blank]さã,"かã,‰
モデルのお願ã,,だなã,"て
ã,,,、と芸è¡"のすばã,‰ã--さã,'
[unknown - 介?]か、てã,,ただã'たのですね

Sonata [Panel 3 lower]:
美ã--ã,,絵はそã,Œã,'
見たã,"お心ã,'ã,,
美ã--くã--てくã,Œã,‹
ã,,のです
また絵ã,'[unknown]くと
ã,,う二とã,,...

Sonata [Panel 4]:
...[blank]さã,"
é-"ã,,てã,‰ã˜ã,,
ますの?

Toshiaki [Panel 5 onomatopoeia]:
”ポã,¿ã€ãƒã,¿â€

Sonata [Panel 6]:
... ... ...
... ... ?!

Sonata [Panel 7]:
フã,±ãƒ,,
ですã,ï¼ï¼

Sonata [Panel 7 mumbling]:
またく
そã--たã,³ãƒˆ
だã,ã†ã¦...

C-Chan added the following  5 minutes after last message :

Gist of it is that Toshiaki is asking to draw Sonata-san, she agrees if its done in the nude, and begins rambling on about either a) how beautiful she'd look or b) how much of an expert she is with nude modelling, or c) all of the above.
Before wondering how gorgeous the painting would look like, she seems to realize that Toshiaki isn't saying anything.  Realizing he's being a pervert again, she beats the crap out of him and storms off muttering in disgust.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on November 11, 2006, 08:22:27 pm
You know, this reminds me of...

*represses urge to compare everything to Love Hina*

...a certain scene from...

*tries really hard not to compare everything ecchi to Love Hina*

...a very funny Anime show I was watching...

*resolve begins to weaken*

...I can't quite remember the name...

*starts shaking*

...but it was ecchi, and was called...

*resolve breaks down*

...Mahoromatic! Bet ya didn't see that one coming!

*starts laughing*

Do you see the picture of Steve Wozniak in the background?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 11, 2006, 10:34:35 pm
BWAHAHAHA!!  Kinda figured that was him, but wasn't too sure.  ^__^

Is that his face on this portrait too....?

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/1144248073786.gif)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 11, 2006, 10:50:10 pm
No, that one is Steve Jobs
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 11, 2006, 10:52:46 pm
Takes a Mac fan to know a Mac fan.... -v-'

*puts on dunce hat*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Alfamille on November 13, 2006, 04:12:48 am
QuoteQuote from : Aurora Borealis

No, that one is Steve Jobs



And the one on the right standing with a very good suit is you know who.... :P



QuoteQuote from : C-Chan

Gist of it is that Toshiaki is asking to draw Sonata-san, she agrees if its done in the nude, and begins rambling on about either a) how beautiful she'd look or b) how much of an expert she is with nude modelling, or c) all of the above.
Before wondering how gorgeous the painting would look like, she seems to realize that Toshiaki isn't saying anything.  Realizing he's being a pervert again, she beats the crap out of him and storms off muttering in disgust.



XD AHAHAHA~! ThAt's why I love the 4koma! Best OStan 4koma ever! (on obvious reasons!)  ;010


QuoteQuote from : C-Chan

Yep, definitely stagnant.  ^^'

Oh well, when you want something done right, you've got to do it yourself.  -v-

Probably getting ahead of myself since I'll be drop-dead busy for the next week or so.  But I definitely want to start now, at least with the Mac Manga title page:

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/00-Translated.jpg)

After the 20th, I'll try to give page 1 a shot....



Wish granted to give a shot at Waka... http://wakachan.org/os/src/1163409738207.jpg

thanks for this a lot!  ;010

I didn't know you can upload pics w/o registration on Waka :(
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on November 15, 2006, 05:33:08 am
The comic at hand right now looks pretty difficult, but I'll take a look at it, in case I could get something out of it; seeing C-Chan's good summary of the main idea, though, I believe my potential translation will only awkwardness into the spoken lines. ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 16, 2006, 02:23:18 pm
QuoteAnd the one on the right standing with a very good suit is you know who.... :P


*squints*  Dear GAWDS!  @o@
So OS9-kun looks innocent and a good boy and stuff, but is, in actuality, a Mafioso!  ^v^

QuoteXD AHAHAHA~! ThAt's why I love the 4koma! Best OStan 4koma ever! (on obvious reasons!)  


Hehe,... well I'm no Mac user, but also consider them to have the best 4Koma.  Well drawn and outrageously funny, and also perverted enough to cater to the perverts.  ^___^'
Love the character designs for OS9 and OSx-tan.

QuoteWish granted to give a shot at Waka... http://wakachan.org/os/src/1163409738207.jpg

thanks for this a lot!  

I didn't know you can upload pics w/o registration on Waka


Huh, you didn't know that?
Eons ago, I was inches away from uploading my first Amiga pic (without registering), but thanks to I-forget-which-pic, I saw first hand how easily their "Toshiakis" slaughtered pics that weren't to their liking.  So that (and a few other incidents since then) is what turned me off from their board completely, but as I clarified before on Topicless, feel free to put stuff their if you want to.

I don't care if they make fun of my translation, since I know it's bad.  But promise me you'll kick their butts if they start making fun of how I drew in the words....  `v'

QuoteThe comic at hand right now looks pretty difficult, but I'll take a look at it, in case I could get something out of it; seeing C-Chan's good summary of the main idea, though, I believe my potential translation will only awkwardness into the spoken lines. ^^;


No problem and thank you Pitkin.  ^__^
However, if it really is hard, we can always forget about it and switch to Page 2 which is simpler.  -v-

Japanese lessons are going, so I might be able to provide passable reinforcement when I return.  ^__^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on November 16, 2006, 08:51:18 pm
*727-200 appears out of nowhere, does a flyover of the forums*

November Yankee Fower Fife Ate Niner Checking In, VFR On Top.

*jetblast*

It looks like the Mac Manga is going well. This crazy thread which I founded has finally lived up to my original vision, even though I did not do any translating. The admins seemed to have cleaned up the forums, which I find is a good thing. I'm currently trying to get through the last pile of work before the end of the trimester. Expect posting to pick up around thanksgiving.

NewYinzer Out.

*jetblast*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 19, 2006, 02:40:27 am
QuoteIt looks like the Mac Manga is going well. This crazy thread which I founded has finally lived up to my original vision, even though I did not do any translating. The admins seemed to have cleaned up the forums, which I find is a good thing. I'm currently trying to get through the last pile of work before the end of the trimester. Expect posting to pick up around thanksgiving.


Bwahaha!  ^v^
If not for the super-ultra-kawaii DR-DOS AVI that Kildall-san would approve and I will worship you for, I could almost swear all this flying around makes you look like James Bond....  Or Di Caprio in that aviator movie... thingie.... Ã,¬ï¼¿Ã,¬  

But yeah, I guess I accidentally got involved in this thread quite a bit.  Translating manga is good practice for Japanese learning -- I've see the kanji for "watashi"ãâ,¬â,¬Ã¯Â¼Ë†Ã§Â§ÂÃ¯Â¼â€°
and "nan" (何) so often now that they're becoming second-hand.  -v-'

Before I restarted work on the Mac Manga, I figured a little warm-up after a one-week hiatus was in order.  Check out them apples... or should I say, 'them Windows'....

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/1163528553285Translated.png)

Should look familiar if you've been at Waka or Niijura lately....  -v-

Not that I can verify if this is an honest-to-goodness translation, but that's what Pitkin-san and Codi-san are here for.  ^__^

The original for comparison is at Waka or Niijura -- I'd direct link, but not sure if it'll work.  -v-
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on November 19, 2006, 08:52:41 am
I have seen that comic before! It was on Waka a few days ago. Anyway, good job translating!


QuoteBwahaha! ^v^
If not for the super-ultra-kawaii DR-DOS AVI that Kildall-san would approve and I will worship you for, I could almost swear all this flying around makes you look like James Bond.... Or Di Caprio in that aviator movie... thingie.... ¬_¬


Hehe...I'm trying to keep the forums a bit different from your average forum. A "normal" forum would sound a little like this:

W9GFO: yo homies where can i get some pr0n?

GQ: me too

W9GFO: did you see that rab episode yesterday? funniest sh*t ever

GQ: wtf?

W9GFO: dis is off da shizzle

LM: wazzup?

GQ: nuthin

W9GFO: where can i get meh pr0n?

GQ: go here: www.**********.com

W9GFO: thanks dude how do i get spyware off?

LM: hit computer with hamemr
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 19, 2006, 11:00:50 pm
QuoteI have seen that comic before! It was on Waka a few days ago. Anyway, good job translating!


Thank yinz.  ^__^
Posted it up on Wak as well, just to make sure know one here assumes I'm trying to bar them from posting there.  -v-

Doubt anything will come of it, though, but oh well at least I did my part.... -v-

QuoteLM: hit computer with hamemr
Yeah, I wish those particular types did that more often.  ^^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Alfamille on November 20, 2006, 03:35:32 am
Quote from: "NewYinzer"
Hehe...I'm trying to keep the forums a bit different from your average forum. A "normal" forum would sound a little like this:

W9GFO: yo homies where can i get some pr0n?

GQ: me too

W9GFO: did you see that rab episode yesterday? funniest sh*t ever

GQ: wtf?

W9GFO: dis is off da shizzle

LM: wazzup?

GQ: nuthin

W9GFO: where can i get meh pr0n?

GQ: go here: www.**********.com

W9GFO: thanks dude how do i get spyware off?

LM: hit computer with hamemr


"Word."  LOL! ;019  ;001  XD
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 20, 2006, 05:34:36 pm
Quote from: "NewYinzer"I have seen that comic before! It was on Waka a few days ago. Anyway, good job translating!

Hehe...I'm trying to keep the forums a bit different from your average forum. A "normal" forum would sound a little like this:

W9GFO: yo homies where can i get some pr0n?

GQ: me too

W9GFO: did you see that rab episode yesterday? funniest sh*t ever

GQ: wtf?

W9GFO: dis is off da shizzle

LM: wazzup?

GQ: nuthin

W9GFO: where can i get meh pr0n?

GQ: go here: www.**********.com

W9GFO: thanks dude how do i get spyware off?

LM: hit computer with hamemr


Sadly, one of the forums I used to go to degenerated into something like that ;__;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 21, 2006, 12:01:36 am
Anyway, time for another update on the Mac Manga Translation Project.  ^__^

Took my own advice and skipped Page 1 for now.  Page 2 text was also fairly indecipherable, but not as bad as with Page 1.  Except for a few bumps, have a much better idea of what is actually being said.  ^__^

Just need to await Pitkin or Codi-san authorization before editing the text bubbles.  ^____^

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/02.jpg)

[Note: I'm assuming the young girl is slurring her words a bit.  Plus, not sure anymore if she's actually Tempo-chan or not.

”Kacha”[Sound of door opening]

ねえねえ
「Toï½"hiaki」ひー
「Toï½"hiaki]ひー

Ne- ne-...
[Toshiaki]-hi-
[Toshiaki]-hi-

"Heey heey...!"
"Toshyaki, Toshyaki!"

マã,¸ã,«ã€ãˆã¨

MAJIKA, eto...

[Not sure]

=============

まみã,,
モデルさã,"
ã,,,、てみたã,,ー

Mamimo
MODERUsan
yatte mitai-

"Who'dya ujin as yur Model?"

ねーねー
ねー、てばー

Ne- ne-
Ne- teba-

"Tell me, pweeze, pweeze, pweeze?"

================

ã,ˆãƒ¼ã--、じã,ƒã,
æ°--分転換に
一枚措くかな

Yoshi! jaa!
Kibuntenkan!
Ichimai oku kana!

"Okay! I got it!
Change of plans!
Just this once I'll draw you!"

ã,,,、たー
「Toï½"hiaki]ひー 大好きー!!

Yatta!!
[Toshiaki]-hi- daisuki!!

"YAAAAAAY!!!
Toshyaki! Luv ya!!"

========================

とã,Šã,えず
服ã,'
è,,±ã"うか

Toriaezu,
huku o
nugouka.

"First of all, take off your clothes."

はã,,

Hai!

"Riiiiiight!"

=============

「Toï½"hiaki」さã,"
ç´...茶ã,' お持ち
ã--まã--ã€,ã€,ã€,

[Toshiaki]-san
Koucha o omochi
shimashi... ...

"Toshiaki-san, I brought you a spot of black... tea....."

==================

ã,ã€,ã€,ã€,ã€,

aa....

"Uh...."

”ã,¬ãƒƒãƒ¤ãƒ³â€ [sound of nervous wobble]

==================

ちã,‡ã€å¾...
ã"ã,Œã¯ã€€èª¤è§£

Cho,.. machi!
korewa gokai...

"Wai-- Wait a sec!
This isn't what it looks like!!"

========================

問ç­" ç,,¡ç"¨
ですã,ï¼ï¼ï¼

Mondou muyou
desu wa!!!

"No more useless excuses!!!"

===================

何にう
行きまã--ã,‡

Nani o...
Ikimasho.

"Well really..."
"Let's go."
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Pitkin on November 21, 2006, 09:42:31 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"

”Kacha” [Sound of door opening]

ねえねえ
「Toï½"hiaki」ひー
「Toï½"hiaki]ひー

Ne- ne-...
[Toshiaki]-hi-
[Toshiaki]-hi-

"Heey heey...!"
"Toshyaki, Toshyaki!"

マã,¸ã,«ã€ãˆã¨

MAJIKA, eto...

[Not sure]

=============



'Maji ka?' can be translated as something like, 'for real?', or 'I don't believe it (in the sense of 'I can't believe this happens to me!'), if I'm not mistaken. 'Eto' is just 'uhh...', 'err...', 'umm...' or such. If the male character's often interrupted when working/drawing, maybe he's showing some frustration like 'why do they bother me all the time...', but I don't know if I can come up with anything awesome for that purpose. ^^;

Quote
まみã,,
モデルさã,"
ã,,,、てみたã,,ー

Mamimo
MODERUsan
yatte mitai-

"Who'dya ujin as yur Model?"



Could it be that the little girl's (girl? Boy? I can't tell) name is 'Mami'? That way it'd translate quite well into, 'Mami also wants to model!' or 'Mami wants to be a model too!' (Or literally, 'Mami wants to try doing modeling too!', if I've understood the verb correctly.)

Quote
ねーねー
ねー、てばー

Ne- ne-
Ne- teba-

"Tell me, pweeze, pweeze, pweeze?"

================



Again, if I continue from my version of the earlier lines, this one would be just the 'Pweeze, pweeze?', maybe with some 'I wannas' thrown in too. :D

At this point I want to make it known that I'm not sure if my translation is any more accurate than C-Chan's original. Just my hunch at use... ^^;

Quote
ã,ˆãƒ¼ã--、じã,ƒã,
æ°--分転換に
一枚措くかな

Yoshi! jaa!
Kibuntenkan!
Ichimai oku kana!

"Okay!  I got it!
Change of plans!
Just this once I'll draw you!"


ã,,,、たー
「Toï½"hiaki]ひー 大好きー!!

Yatta!!
[Toshiaki]-hi- daisuki!!

"YAAAAAAY!!!
Toshyaki! Luv ya!!"


========================



Nothing to add. This was difficult for me to phrase, and the thought seems to be there. ^^

Quote
とã,Šã,えず
服ã,'
è,,±ã"うか

Toriaezu,
huku o
nugouka.

"First of all, take off your clothes."

はã,,

Hai!

"Riiiiiight!"



Perfect. Toriaezu can also be translated as, 'for now', but C-Chan's translation is better.

Quote
「Toï½"hiaki」さã,"
ç´...茶ã,' お持ち
ã--まã--ã€,ã€,ã€,

[Toshiaki]-san
Koucha o omochi
shimashi... ...

"Toshiaki-san, I brought you a spot of black... tea....."



Perfect. :D

Quote
ã,ã€,ã€,ã€,ã€,

aa....

"Uh...."

”ã,¬ãƒƒãƒ¤ãƒ³â€Â [sound of nervous wobble]



Perfect.

Quote
ちã,‡ã€å¾...
ã"ã,Œã¯ã€€èª¤è§£

Cho,.. machi!
korewa gokai...

"Wai--  Wait a sec!
This isn't what it looks like!!"


========================



Yes, perfect. Misunderstanding desu yo. ^o^

Quote
問ç­" ç,,¡ç"¨
ですã,ï¼ï¼ï¼

Mondou muyou
desu wa!!!

"No more useless excuses!!!"



Very nice. :D I would've written, 'Explanations are futile!!!', but I love the way you put it. ^^

Quote
何にう
行きまã--ã,‡

Nani o...
Ikimasho.

"Well really..."
"Let's go."



'Can't believe it...' could be another alternative for the 'Well really...', but no real complaints. ^^

C-Chan's translation was splendid, good work! ^o^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 21, 2006, 02:26:44 pm
ã,,,、たー
「Pitkin]ひー 大好きー!! ^v^

Indeed a few bumps, but I guess it wasn't too shabby for a beginner.  
My confidence level is building now....  ^__^

I'll do the editing tonight then.  Given my time constraints, unless the manga panel is particularly small, I'll probably break it up like that: one day to translate, the next to write it all in.  -v-

Quote'Maji ka?' can be translated as something like, 'for real?', or 'I don't believe it (in the sense of 'I can't believe this happens to me!'), if I'm not mistaken. 'Eto' is just 'uhh...', 'err...', 'umm...' or such. If the male character's often interrupted when working/drawing, maybe he's showing some frustration like 'why do they bother me all the time...', but I don't know if I can come up with anything awesome for that purpose. ^^;


I'm thinking "You've gotta be kiddin' me...", which given the situation would actually second as a pun.  ^^'

"Aw sh*t" would be shorter, but methinks Toshiaki is only a pervert, not a foul-mouthed.  ^__^

QuoteCould it be that the little girl's (girl? Boy? I can't tell) name is 'Mami'? That way it'd translate quite well into, 'Mami also wants to model!' or 'Mami wants to be a model too!' (Or literally, 'Mami wants to try doing modeling too!', if I've understood the verb correctly.)


I was confused myself since I read somewhere that she was OS8 Tempo-tan.  Likely that it is a girl; otherwise, Sonata-san's reaction to the undressing part might not have been as extreme.  ^^;

I originally thought she was slurring "Nani o" or something, but if her name is "Mami" then it begs to wonder who she's supposed to be.  Some random character or an actual Mac component?  '__'

Hmmm,.... -__-

*ponders*

*stares at Aurora and Alfamille*

QuoteAgain, if I continue from my version of the earlier lines, this one would be just the 'Pweeze, pweeze?', maybe with some 'I wannas' thrown in too.  

At this point I want to make it known that I'm not sure if my translation is any more accurate than C-Chan's original. Just my hunch at use... ^^;


Well no, I think I would lean more towards yours, just cause I wasn't 100% sure this was a question.  (I didn't see any "-ka" anywhere).  ^__^

QuoteNothing to add. This was difficult for me to phrase, and the thought seems to be there. ^^


Okey-doke.  ^__^
I'll see about ironing out his sentence structure, since it feels a little strange.  Maybe some more informality, since he is just an average perverted joe.  ^^

QuotePerfect. Toriaezu can also be translated as, 'for now', but C-Chan's translation is better.


*squeals*  Thank you!  ^__^

I'll change that to "First off" during the edits.  Again, the whole informality thing.

I believe dubbers frequently replace "Haaaaai!" with "Riiiiight!" since it's the only thing that would sound halfway decent in English ("Yeeeeeees" doesn't carry the same melodic inflection and "Aaaaaai" sounds too Irish... ^v^;).  
Not sure if this is a well-loved practice, but at this point there's little else we can do.  ^^;

QuotePerfect.  


*squeals again*  Thank you again!  ^v^
Sonata-san strikes me as the classy-type -- in any case, the only real way to translate all her embellishments (desu wa) is to just add some embellishments of my own (spot of...)

QuotePerfect.


Well okay, this one's overdone.  -v-'

Anyone who's watched Azumanga could've gotten that.  ^^;

QuoteYes, perfect. Misunderstanding desu yo. ^o^


Yep, but definitely figured misunderstanding wasn't informal enough.  ^__^
Also considered "This isn't what you think".

I'll see what comes out of the Cutting Room Floor...  -v-

QuoteVery nice.  I would've written, 'Explanations are futile!!!', but I love the way you put it. ^^


I might just go with yours, since it's shorter ("useless excuses" is something of a tongue twister) and it seconds as a reference to "Resistance is futile!" -- just the right thing to say before you beat the crap out of someone.  ^____^;

Both sound awkward, though,... but then she is the classy-type, so you have to kinda keep things complicated.  If this were Mac OS[X]-tan on the other hand, you can count on some liberal amounts of obscenities.  ^v^;

Quote'Can't believe it...' could be another alternative for the 'Well really...', but no real complaints. ^^

C-Chan's translation was splendid, good work! ^o^


Unfortunately in that panel I'm limited in space, but I'll see what I can do.  -v-

Anyway, thank you Pitkin for helping me out.  ^___^

Now we're officially in the translation business!  ^v^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 22, 2006, 01:04:45 am
Shoot and a half.... So much for "done by tonight".... -v-
(sorry, got caught up with torrents and stuff)

Tomorrow it is, then....  ^___^
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 23, 2006, 01:36:15 am
Awww... no one else posted anything.  *sadness*  ;__;

Well, hopefully this will draw the masses.... -v-

Or at least Alfamille.  ^__^

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/02-Translated.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Aurora Borealis on November 23, 2006, 01:44:53 am
HA HA HA! Toshiaki got PWNED! And "EXCUSES ARE FUTILE!!!" is an awesome line! :D

But do I dare ask or consider what Mami's prison collar could be for?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 23, 2006, 01:50:14 am
Hehe... I was wondering that myself, but figured it'd be safer if I didn't touch that one with a 6-foot pole.  ^^;

"EXCUSES ARE FUTILE" was actually a compromise between Pitkin's suggestion and my own, and so far it seems to be working.  ^_____^'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on November 23, 2006, 10:18:42 am
Excuses Are Futile!

Hehe...great line! I think I'll use that someday...
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on November 24, 2006, 01:39:10 am
Someday?
Use it now!
Excuses are futile!!! ;^0^;

...Hehe... -v-

Anyway, time to move on to the next one.  
Looked simpler, but actually turned out to be MUCH harder than I thought.  Will desperately need Pitkin-dono's input on this one.  -v-

(http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/03.jpg)


======================
======================

つき合って
ã,,ただã'ã,‹ãªã,"て
本å½"心かã,‰æ,,Ÿè¬
ã,,たã--ますã,

Tsuki atte
itadakeru nante
Honï½"ou kokorokara kansha
Itashimasu wa

=====================

ã,,ã,,,ã,、俺ã,,丁度
æ-°ã--ã,,æ-¹æ³•ã,'
探ã--てã,,たトã,³
ですかã,‰

Iyaa, Oï½'ï½... mo chouï½,,o
atarashii  houhou o
saguï½"hiï½"ï½... ita TOCO
desukara

=====================

æ-°ã--ã,,
æ-¹æ³•?

atarashii
houhou?

=====================

ã,,え、
おæ°--になさã,‰ãš

Iï½...,
O-kininaï½"aï½'azu

======================

ã"、ã"の
強烈な快æ,,Ÿ
たまã,‰ã,"

ko,kono
kyouretsu na kaikan!
tamaran!!

======================

ドãƒ"ュã,·

"DOBYUSHI" [sound of something squirting?]

======================

ã€,ã€,ã€,えã€,ã€,ã€,
ã"ã,Œã¯ã€,ã€,ã€,
何?  ã€,ã€,ã€,え?

...e...
kore wa...
nan? ...e?

======================
======================

I'm guessing its using some cultural references, hence the reason why something things don't sound familiar at all ("Toco?", "Tamaran?").

Won't try a guessed translation, but the gist of it all seems like this:

Sonata is complimenting the creepy see-through guy for his wonderful pose work.

See-Through Guy is saying something about trying out a new technique.

Sonata is wondering what this new technique is.

See-Through Guy is saying how much it's on his mind.

See-Through Guy has a bout of passion, where he professes his love for this very pleasant thing.  ("Tamaran" is a doushinji, but it could also be half-a-million other things)

Sonata is apparently awed by the enthusiasm.
(Or wondering what the heck she's covered in.)  -v-;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Alfamille on December 04, 2006, 03:20:34 am
Quote from: "C-Chan"

QuoteCould it be that the little girl's (girl? Boy? I can't tell) name is 'Mami'? That way it'd translate quite well into, 'Mami also wants to model!' or 'Mami wants to be a model too!' (Or literally, 'Mami wants to try doing modeling too!', if I've understood the verb correctly.)


I was confused myself since I read somewhere that she was OS8 Tempo-tan.  Likely that it is a girl; otherwise, Sonata-san's reaction to the undressing part might not have been as extreme.  ^^;

I originally thought she was slurring "Nani o" or something, but if her name is "Mami" then it begs to wonder who she's supposed to be.  Some random character or an actual Mac component?  '__'

Hmmm,.... -__-

*ponders*

*stares at Aurora and Alfamille*



First off, thanks a lot on those translators for their efforts translating the Mac manga...

I believe "Mami" is a japanese name of a girl. Although the wierd thing is, if she is not a Mac-tan.....how come she does have an apple logo on her shirt? And what's up with those chains around her neck...

Like you, this is very confusing to me. But what if maybe Tempo-chan decided herself to be called "Mami" since some girls at a very young age like to be called in on other names (which is also normal to a child's innocence). The character only showed once in the manga. I'm still not very sure, but still there is 80% chance that she is Tempo-tan.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 06, 2006, 02:03:17 pm
QuoteFirst off, thanks a lot on those translators for their efforts translating the Mac manga...


Which till now includes only Pitkin and I.  Who's up for a little help?  ^___^
*eyes Codi-san, wherever she may be*

Quotebelieve "Mami" is a japanese name of a girl. Although the wierd thing is, if she is not a Mac-tan.....how come she does have an apple logo on her shirt? And what's up with those chains around her neck...


Eek!  @__@
If that stumps a professional Mac user, we're screwed.  ^^'
We might as well give up and call her the mystery girl.  ^v^

QuoteLike you, this is very confusing to me. But what if maybe Tempo-chan decided herself to be called "Mami" since some girls at a very young age like to be called in on other names (which is also normal to a child's innocence). The character only showed once in the manga. I'm still not very sure, but still there is 80% chance that she is Tempo-tan.


Hmmm,... kinda sounds like a streeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetch.....  Ã,¬___Ã,¬'
But at this point we really have no choice.  -___-
Her chances are more 50%/50%, but I guess that's enough for me to call her Tempo-chan.  Ã,¬.Ã,¬

Later on more kids appear, whose identity is also a mystery, so I wonder what we'll make of those....  -___-'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 18, 2006, 12:53:05 am
Oh right, forgot to post this here.  ^__^

Page 4 is ready!  ^v^

Page 4 - Translated (http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/04-Translated.jpg)

Page 5 translation is in progress!  ^___^

Sorry about the URL link, but the image isn't exactly G-rated.  ^___^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on December 18, 2006, 04:23:29 pm
Since when has anything been G-Rated in the Mac Manga?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 18, 2006, 08:47:43 pm
Hehe,... well, you know what I'm getting at.  ^___^;

Page 5 floats the same boat, so I'll have to link it as well.  ^__^;

But the comic page that Fedora-dono will set up will surely be wild and uncensored.  -v-;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 20, 2006, 08:51:13 pm
And speak of the devil!  Page 5 translated -- looked harder than it actually was.  ^__^

Here you go,... for your viewing and hentai pleasure.... -v-

http://www.verytragicalmirth.com/Images/05-Translated.jpg
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 21, 2006, 05:24:53 am
I think i brought this up once before.. what the possiblity of you being able to reverse translate something.. aka put it in japanese?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 21, 2006, 06:11:26 pm
I think i brought this up once before.. what the possiblity of you being able to reverse translate something.. aka put it in japanese?

Well translating from English to Japanese is quite possible.

But for ME to translate from English to Japanese,... well, that's a different story.  ^^'
Depends on how accurate you want it.  ^__^;

See, I'm still a novice -- I may have agreed to translate these pages, but I'm only doing it for the practice.  Can't read them standalone yet without using several tools (e.g., Jquicktrans, IME pad) and a good dictionary at hand.  Plus for the most part, whenever the transliteration of the words isn't particularly clear, I sort of use my imagination to make up what they're probably saying.  ^^'

In the reverse case, the words must be exact, meaning I have to get the grammar right or it might as well be gibberish.  I should one day be at this level, but at the moment I think Bestiland, Google or JIM Breen's would do a better job than I.  ^^'

Then again, don't forget that for many decades, most Anime producers were never particularly concerned over the proper usage of English -- so it's only fair that we should get away with a little butchery ourselves.  ^____^;
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 22, 2006, 12:40:01 am
like bad subs XD
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 01, 2007, 11:44:54 am
Can someone please translate that cuuuuute picture?

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Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 01, 2007, 02:47:41 pm
Oooooh!  That's a rare find!  Don't forget to load it up in the Picture Gallery!  ^v^

I'll give the translation a shot tonight, although right off hand the "Mukashi Mukashi" can be roughly transliterated to "Once Upon a Time....".  So clearly it's trying to sound like the opening of a fairy tale.  ^___^

Surprised there's no kanji, though,... that might complicate things a tad.... We'll see....  T__T'
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 02, 2007, 08:30:42 pm
Oooh sorry, forgot about this thread.  ^___^'

Really do need Kanji for a better translation, but at least I think I'm onto something.  -v-'

Unfortunately, the translation may not be as extensive as you probably hoped it would be.  -v-'

ã,€ã‹ã--ã,€ã‹ã--
ã,ã,‹ã¨ã€€ã"ã,ã«
なまえのなã,,
おーえすかã,,まã--た

Mukashi mukashi
Aruto koroni
Namae no nai
O-ESU kaimashita

"Once upon a time
There lived a nameless OS..."
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Kami-Tux on March 03, 2007, 02:58:00 am
ah great!, ty!
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on March 26, 2007, 09:32:36 pm
So...what happened to this thread? For a while we were churning out some really good translations...but now it doesn't seem like things are progressing at all. I'd like to use this opportunity to ask again:

Does anyone know Japanese? Would anyone like to help us with translations? Does anyone really care?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on March 27, 2007, 01:16:14 am
"We" stopped making translations cause you wanted OVAs, remember?  `v'

For me it also boiled down to poor demand -- my Japanese skills are still too poor, and my drawing inspiration too high, to slug my way through these translations without at least some encouragement.  I'll probably get back to them again one day once I've learned the language a little better.  -v-
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NewYinzer on June 19, 2007, 10:30:21 pm
I say that we try to find some people who speak Japanese before we proceed farther...

Quote"We" stopped making translations cause you wanted OVAs, remember? `v'


That was shortly before my workload went from "Work Defcon 5" to "Work Defcon 1". Just to add, I think that OVA's didn't go down so good, so let's get everyone reorganized and work on their ideas for a while.

Just to recap:

Defcon 5 = British Prep School
Defcon 4 = German Magnet High School
Defcon 3 = Ultra-Elite Japanese High School
Defcon 2 = Trying to get into Tokyo University*
Defcon 1 = A Japanese-German Ultra-Elite Magnet/Prep School for students applying to Tokyo University*

* Just an example of the sort of workload I was under. Now I can lay back, relax to Defcon 4, and study for my SAT's.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on June 19, 2007, 10:34:23 pm
................................Huh?  '___'

..................................................Well, in any event, I've resumed my Japanese studies, and this time with a vengeance since it's kinda critical to my new project....  -__-

Meaning I might resume Mac Manga translations for practice.  -v-

You, on the other hand, have SATs study for, so in other words we're back to square one....  -.-
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on June 19, 2007, 11:14:46 pm
Seems im not the only one studying japanese hard corps right now
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 15, 2007, 11:14:24 am
Hm. This thread's been out of it for a while....


Oh well!
I've come with a small translation request. Something I came across while proxybrowsing the Kazumi386 Ostan Archives, and wondered much about what the hell it really was about. Also, i think it's a good notion to get some action done on this part in general ^.^ (not that I have much to say, though)
Anyways, this is a single strip featuring the somewhat rare characters of 97-tan and Moseko. GLHF!
(http://kazumi386.org/~ostan2/pic_os_uploader01_st/moseko/src/1197097995708.jpg)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Bella on December 15, 2007, 02:02:09 pm
^Oh yeah, I spotted that, too! It's usual to see Moseko, especially not looking...trampy....;)
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: C-Chan on December 18, 2007, 01:22:35 am
OMG!  That looks funny.  @v@

Unfortunately, Nejin-san,... you picked the worst possible time, in the worst possible week, in the work possible month, and in the worst possible time of the year to request a translation.  ^__________^;

Speaking for myself, anyway,... I can't attempt now even though I'd love to.  *cries*  ;________;

*leaves thread moping in defeat*
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 19, 2007, 12:07:43 pm
You are excused, sempai, as always. We know you too well not to ^-^

So...anyone else?
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: Bella on December 22, 2007, 12:42:25 am
QuoteSo...anyone else?


If it was in Russian, maybe I could help :P
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: CaptBrenden on December 22, 2007, 09:32:11 am
The minister of bananas for OStan collections mentioned in another thread he can do translations,  PM him.
Title: Translation Thread
Post by: NejinOniwa on December 23, 2007, 03:21:02 pm
I'm on it! Thanks for it, cap!