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Article Comments posted by garwel

  1. On 2/14/2017 at 4:04 PM, Randox said:

    Always enjoy reading behind the scenes stuff, even on topics like fonts :wink:

    I do have a question though. I notice in the example that you left the Kerbal's name written in the Latin Alphabet, and was wondering why you left it that way?

    For me, if I were playing a game that was originally made in say, Russian, having names that are written with the Cyrillic alphabet would be very frustrating because I wouldn't know how to begin pronouncing those names (which also makes it unlikely that I can remember who anyone is).

    So I'm wondering if the names were left in 'English' because there is simply no good way to translate them into Japanese(?), especially where a lot of the names are 'made up' and will lack existing translations, or if the prevalence of English on the world stage means that even non speakers are a lot better at dealing with our alphabet than I am dealing with Cyrillic, or Kanji, or any other non Latin Alphabet. Maybe both.

    Most non-English speakers can still read Latin alphabet. But the mix of two languages and two alphabets looks really bad style-wise.

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