Friday, December 18, 2009

Translation of the 00 Raiser Instruction English Manual is finished


Finally finished translating the 00 Raiser Instruction Manual to English. Hence also the apparent lack of posts in this site. Well maybe for one day only...hehehe. Can't really tell either how accurate my translation is considering that I don't have a 00 Raiser kit to build where I can cross check my translations.

Definitely though what helped in the translation was my prior knowledge of the terms and practices used in model kit building as well as in the Gundam 00 series.

The translation definitely sounds funny in some parts. And that's because when you're translating something there is always the balance of being literal against being subjective in order to gain a semblance of accuracy. Too literal and it does sound funny but if you go against that you might be accused of being subjective.

With that done, I guess I can focus on the 1/100 Gundam Dynames that I'm finishing.