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#1 2008-03-17 07:41:41

Ishimaru Chiaki
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From: Somewhere in Québec
Registered: 2007-11-12
Posts: 1,444

Need pure English people's help - DST

For pure English members (such as AO Admin and Skittles), I seek your help.

I am currently testing a new open source board script Tristou told me about and who's valid XHTML 1.0 Strict and easier to match with a website to use its session management for the website's pages.
The developer lives in France and someone is currently doing the translations to English (only the admin panel is still not fully translated).  Because the pack is still in beta version, there might be translations/spelling/grammar errors, and the translator asks everyone to report any error to make sure everything is OK when the final version will be released.

Now I ask you this question : When you talk about Daylight saving time, do you sometime say "seasonal time correction" ?

I ask you this, because in the profile editing page, there's a option to enable Daylight saving time below the timezone drop-down menu, and for now, the line is "Use seasonal time correction ?".  So I want to know if the sentence is OK, so I can tell the translator if a correction is needed.

Thanks in advance.

Ishimaru

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#2 2008-03-17 11:54:45

AO Admin
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2007-12-09
Posts: 76

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

I don't know about other english speaking countries (USA, UK, NZ etc.) but in Australia we wouldn't normally call it 'seasonal time correction' as this would just confuse people. Normally it is referred to as DST or Daylight Saving Time. I would think that it would be better to say 'Use DST (Daylight Saving)?' as people dont always say the word 'time' as its a bit obvious that they mean DST.

Just my 2 cents  big_smile

AO Admin

P.S- It could be different in other countries, but here in Australia we like to shorten things  smile


I hate exams  :angry:

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#3 2008-03-17 15:31:37

Missanthropy
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From: Florida
Registered: 2008-02-02
Posts: 39
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Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

Hi Katt, Yes I agree with AO Admin. I have never used that term before " Seasonal Time Correction" although it sounds kinda cool. But yeah I think it might be a little confusing. Here is the US it's frequent term is Daylight Savings, or Daylight Savings Time.  :wink:

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#4 2008-03-17 19:00:48

Ishimaru Chiaki
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From: Somewhere in Québec
Registered: 2007-11-12
Posts: 1,444

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

Thanks, I transmitted your answers. wink

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#5 2008-03-18 23:21:19

Blood
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Registered: 2007-11-14
Posts: 464

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

I agree with them and would like to remind you... that I'm pure english too redface.gif


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#6 2008-03-19 10:59:26

AO Admin
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2007-12-09
Posts: 76

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

I agree with them and would like to remind you... that I'm pure english too redface.gif

I thought your main language (like the language you spoke from birth) was French?


I hate exams  :angry:

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#7 2008-03-20 20:25:08

Blood
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Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

T_T

As I've always been saying: I'm english by birth, and french by adoption


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#8 2008-03-20 21:54:47

AO Admin
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From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2007-12-09
Posts: 76

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

T_T

As I've always been saying: I'm english by birth, and french by adoption

Ah ok  big_smile


I hate exams  :angry:

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#9 2008-03-21 17:42:49

Elfix
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From: France
Registered: 2007-12-06
Posts: 157
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Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

T_T

As I've always been saying: I'm english by birth, and french by adoption

Always ? yikes


Elfix

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#10 2008-03-23 04:40:57

Skittles
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 31

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

Sorry I just caught this thread.

I have never even heard of that "Seasonal Time Correction" before.  And as others have already given you the answer, I won't need to add anything more. hehe

Caihlem, you might also be English but she likes US better!  hehehe jk

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#11 2008-03-23 06:10:34

AO Admin
Member
From: Brisbane, Australia
Registered: 2007-12-09
Posts: 76

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

Skittles, do you speak swedish as well as english?


I hate exams  :angry:

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#12 2008-03-23 15:19:51

Kilsek
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From: Kilsekville
Registered: 2007-12-14
Posts: 81
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Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

Hi Katt, Yes I agree with AO Admin. I have never used that term before " Seasonal Time Correction" although it sounds kinda cool. But yeah I think it might be a little confusing. Here is the US it's frequent term is Daylight Savings, or Daylight Savings Time.  :wink:

Have to agree with [s]Nessa</span><!--/s--> daylight Savings time is the better term

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#13 2008-03-23 20:58:57

Blood
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Registered: 2007-11-14
Posts: 464

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

T_T

As I've always been saying: I'm english by birth, and french by adoption

Always ? yikes

Ok, not after Scotland defeat England yikes


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#14 2008-03-24 05:04:14

Skittles
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From: Sweden
Registered: 2008-03-03
Posts: 31

Re: Need pure English people's help - DST

AO Admin, I can speak a little Swedish, and understand less.  hehehe Except in writing, I can understand more.  I just have a hard time "hearing" the words.

I was in school for Swedish, but I am still on medical leave from it.  They are thinking about starting up a part time class, which means I might be able to attend.

It's hard for me these days to stick to any type of a schedule.  Between my narcolepsy and not knowing if I will be able to stay awake to go to school, or my dislocating knees, not knowing if I can do all that walking, I have a lot of limits to signing up again.

But I hope I can learn it soon.  It can be a lonely feeling, being amongst everyone who is speaking Swedish and everyone laughing and having a good time, and you don't know what's going on.  :cry:

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