Bug #36842

Strings that are yet not translated into other languages than English should show untranslated English text, not "placeholder"

Added by Julius Borisov over 1 year ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Closed - FixedStart date:04/27/2018
Classification:Public ItemDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:Public Bug Reports - 2.5.17.0
Found In Version:Public Bug Reports - 2.5.15.1

Description

1. Launch BG:EE (2.5.15.1 open beta).
2. Set language to Russian.
3. Start a new game.
4. Talk to Firebead Elvenhair and then to Tethtoril.
5. Observe the journal.

Observed:
The text in the journal (string 32885) reads "placeholder"

Expected:
The text in the journal (string 32885) should show English (if not translated) text

Notes:
Internal report: #36869

This is a very important issue. Currently strings that are yet not translated into other languages than English doesn't show any text, only "placeholder". This way players currently can't understand what is going on, what is happening, what is being said by NPCs, what is written in the journal. It makes certain parts completely vague and immediately stops fluent playthrough.
Currently in the open beta of BG:EE there're 134 strings (32752 - 32885) which are not translated in Russian shown as "placeholder", so 134 times during BG:EE players won't understand what is happening.
There's always a chance translations cannot be kept up to date as quickly as needed for the patch release. New strings might be added to the game just before the final patch release.

History

#1 Updated by Anders Svensson over 1 year ago

  • Project changed from Infinity Engine Public Bugs to BG:EE Public Bugs

#2 Updated by Anders Svensson over 1 year ago

  • Description updated (diff)
  • Status changed from New to Submitted

#3 Updated by Anders Svensson about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Submitted to Closed - Fixed
  • Target version set to Next Update
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Fixed in version 2.5.16.8.

#4 Updated by Anders Svensson about 1 year ago

  • Target version changed from Next Update to 2.5.17.0

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