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Should due dates etc. be translated to?

lutz says:

Should the italic parts in phrases like

"Enter a due date such as {START_ITALIC}Aug 5{END_ITALIC}, {START_ITALIC}Tomorrow{END_ITALIC}, or {START_ITALIC}Next Tuesday{END_ITALIC}. {START_LINK}Learn more{END_LINK} about due dates."

be translated? I mean are you going to implement an algorithm to parse German, Spanish, Japanese etc. date notations like "morgen" (tomorrow) or "gestern" (yesterday)?

Posted at 11:08pm on June 8, 2006

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Yes, please translate these :)

We're currently working on parsing date phrases in other languages, so users will be able to enter dates in German etc. Our aim is to make it possible to use all of Remember The Milk without knowing any English.

Posted 8 years ago

stnien says:

Can one word translate into two or more words?

e.g. the word "today" in english, we can use "今天" or "今日" in Traditional Chinese. So we can't make sure what word will be use.

There are many example like this.

a week maybe use 一週 or 一星期 or 1 週 or 1 星期.

the number 0 1 2 3 ... 9, maybe someone use 0 1 2 3 ... 9, but others use ○ 一 二 三 ... 九

I can't make sure RTM will parse it in the future?

Posted 8 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

Yes, we can support alternative translations -- we will need to work with translators to find out the alternatives that we need to support for each language. If you can email us at [old address removed] with any alternatives, we can add support for these.

If you think of any other ways that people might want to specify due dates in your language, we're happy to support these too (even if we don't have an English equivalent). An example of a word with a special meaning in British English is 'fortnight', which means two weeks. If your language has anything like this (e.g. a special phrase that means a particular time or length of time), please let us know.

Posted 8 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

I forgot to mention that the way that date parsing will work is that if the user has set their language to (for example) German, then they will be able to enter dates/times in either German or English -- it will understand both.

Posted 8 years ago

lutz says:

Cool thing! But it'll be some work to translate this parsing algorithm because the phrases to describe a specific time in the future can be very different in other languages (at least I think so)...

Posted 8 years ago

emily (Remember The Milk) says:

We're working on it right now :)

Posted 8 years ago

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