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Update the French language file

PostPosted: 11 Mar 2019, 22:43
by Roland Chastain

I started a French language file for WinBoard. I would like to share it, in case someone is interested or wants to help.

A question about the ampersand. Where is was possible, I did stick the ampersand to the same letter, as in the following examples:

"&Reload Same Game" === "&Recharger la même partie"

"Load N&ext Position\tAlt+Shift+PgDn" === "Charg&er la position suivante\tAlt+Shift+PgDn"

When it wasn't possible, I didn't put any ampersand. I did put a comment to warn that the ampersand is missing. What should I do?



Re: Started a French language file

PostPosted: 12 Mar 2019, 18:32
by Roland Chastain
I would translate some items differently from the French language file already included in WinBoard distribution.

I have a doubt about the meaning of the "Machine Match" item. What is exactly the function of that menu item?

Re: Update the French language file

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 08:01
by Roland Chastain
I found another existing French language file, for XBoard. I changed the title of the discussion.

There are good things in both existing files, but also some little things to change (IMHO) or to append.

Re: Update the French language file

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 08:34
by Roland Chastain
I still don't see clearly the difference or relation between "&Two Machines\tCtrl+T", "Machine Both" and "&Machine Match".

Re: Update the French language file

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 12:21
by H.G.Muller
'Two Machines' just plays a game from the current position, and WinBoard reverts to idle mode when that game finishes.

'Machine Match' puts WinBoard in 'match mode', (what the -mm option does from the command line), where finishing of a game automatically leads to the start of a new game (until the desired number of games is reached). What new game will be started depends on the parameters set in the tournament dialog; in the simplest case ('old-fashioned two-player match') this will just be a game between the same two engines, but with reversed colors (and possibly another start position, if you specified automatic stepping through a file of initial positions). The 'games per pairing' setting then defines the total number of games.

If a 'tourney file' has been defined, however, WinBoard will try to run a more complex tournament, according to the specifications in the tournament options dialog. Such a tourney can have more than two participants, and might lead to new engines being loaded for the next game. For this reason a tourney file must always contain a list of participants. WinBoard will only leave match mode (reverting to idle) when all games of the tournament have been played. Or when you click the Match Mode menu item again.

So during a game Match Mode and Two Machines do the same thing; the only difference is what happens after the game finishes.

Re: Update the French language file

PostPosted: 13 Mar 2019, 17:04
by Roland Chastain
Very useful, thank you.