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rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Just today (July 15, 2015), a new feature was added to scratch, which can have projects in your language show in the explore page. It's great, but i have a few thoughts.

The new explore feature for different languages doesn't really work (at least how I expected it to work.) I wanted to test this out, so I switched my language to spanish. In the explore page, I switched to the projects in Espanol and saw a couple of spanish projects, but most were still English. I switched to Edible Scratch, and once again, it didn't work. I know that this (probably) wasn't designed for the joke languages, (but how can projects be written in Edible Scratch?) My question is how the different language thing works. On one of the projects I found under the spanish section I checked, and there was nothing spanish. While this feature is nice, it doesn't help those who don't speak English, because quite frankly, it doesn't work. If there was a way to detect if the project title, instructions and notes and credits had at least a good chunk of a certain language, it might count it. I'm guessing that's how it currently works, but it doesn't work right. What would be the best way to improve this for those who don't speak English to have?

Now that I mentioned all that, if almost all parts of the website like studios and the search engine had something like this, it would be really nice, because almost everything on Scratch is English. Of course that would mean a brand new search engine, but we've really needed that for years anyway. I know this is a lot, but a translator, even just google translate to translate comments, forum posts, notes and credits, etc. would be awesome for those non-English speakers. Having more translate options could really improve the website, and invite more non-English speakers to join Scratch, making it a way more diverse place.

Are there any other ways that Scratch could have translating options for non-English speakers? Give me your thoughts, and support!














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
Iloverollercoasters
Scratcher
100+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support! This will work very well on scratch. Sometimes I like to play around (not actually) and read other languages for fun. Nice suggest!

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when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
[scratchblocks]
When green flag clicked
trigger pen::pen

when pen is triggered::pen hat
pen up
go to x: (pick random (-240) to (240)) y: (pick random (-180) to (180)
pen down
repeat (pick random (15)to(10000)
render
end

define render
set pen tranceparency to (43)::pen
repeat (89)
move (17) steps and turn down (87) degrees::motion
end
repeat (98)
move (-34) steps and turn up (43.5) degrees::motion
end
go to x(pick random (-10) to (10)) y (pick random (-10) to (10)
if <((x position)=(0))and ((y position)=(0)
stamp
render
else
stop this script and stamp at size (3) and x(89) y(52)::pen cap
end

This is a script that goes on with the other scripts:::grey

When all scripts are done::hat
run the scripts again::events
[/scratchblocks]
Cream_E_Cookie
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support

















stickfiregames
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

I think it currently works by the project creator's language setting, going by the wording of the tab (“Created in English”). They way you described sounds like a better way to do it, so support for that.










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rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Bump.














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

rollercoasterfan wrote:

Bump.














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

rollercoasterfan wrote:

rollercoasterfan wrote:

Bump.














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
Meese123
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100+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support for reasons in above posts (excluding bumps)

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CGRises
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500+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Meese123 wrote:

Support for reasons in above posts (excluding bumps)
and the post above.

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rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

I'm surprised this hasn't gotten much attention lately….

Bump!














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
CatsUnited
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

I support, it needs a better algorithm, but why is there a choice to search for Edible Scratch projects?

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Nether_before
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support.

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rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

CatsUnited wrote:

I support, it needs a better algorithm, but why is there a choice to search for Edible Scratch projects?
Because it's considered a language.

Even though it isn't….














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
PrincessPanda_test_
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support! Tested with Japanese and it got your result!

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rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

How many times do I need to bump this topic?














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
Iloverollercoasters
Scratcher
100+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

rollercoasterfan wrote:

How many times do I need to bump this topic?

I don't know.

Horrible House contest Join it now!
Have you clicked this or this or maybe even this? How about this or this? Maybe this? If you haven't don't has- Grr… Evil kumquats, why you got to eat it… Guess what! I hate the 60 second rule!
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 when green flag clicked
forever
eat @-EvilKumquat-
end[/url]






when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
[scratchblocks]
When green flag clicked
trigger pen::pen

when pen is triggered::pen hat
pen up
go to x: (pick random (-240) to (240)) y: (pick random (-180) to (180)
pen down
repeat (pick random (15)to(10000)
render
end

define render
set pen tranceparency to (43)::pen
repeat (89)
move (17) steps and turn down (87) degrees::motion
end
repeat (98)
move (-34) steps and turn up (43.5) degrees::motion
end
go to x(pick random (-10) to (10)) y (pick random (-10) to (10)
if <((x position)=(0))and ((y position)=(0)
stamp
render
else
stop this script and stamp at size (3) and x(89) y(52)::pen cap
end

This is a script that goes on with the other scripts:::grey

When all scripts are done::hat
run the scripts again::events
[/scratchblocks]
IronBit_Studios
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support.

LattleKada
Scratcher
100+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Support.

rollercoasterfan
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

Bump!














when [chromometer altimeter v] = [5th length v] and [7th length v] with a [gap v] of (17) ::events hat
forge [chromometer v] altimeter until < (speed) = (velocity)> ::control cstart
switch places with (759 v) altimeters with value of (speed) ::looks
control [altimeter 1 v] at time (10):(17):(58) ::control
end
initialize sequence (24) so [object 3 v] moves to x (156) y (231) ::control
reveal [final answer v] and stop running this script ::events cap
DaSpudLord
Scratcher
1000+ posts

Better Translate Options for Scratch

1. But how would the servers be able to tell what language a word is in? That would involve programming the Scratch site with every word from every language that Scratch can be translated to.
2. Support, perhaps a button next to the “report” button that says “Translate to <current language>”.


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