For the love of God please add Latin America Spanish

Discuss the new site and features.
Forum rules
Updates. Issues. Resolutions.

If you don't see it here, feel free to ask!
Please note that the new site is in its early infancy, and asking the same question will not lead to different results.
That said, a number of features will be returning as soon as the site is stable and reliable.
WebItOS
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:30 pm

For the love of God please add Latin America Spanish

Postby WebItOS » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:40 pm

I've set up a home media server for my family and while I'm comfortable with English, they rather prefer Spanish translated movies.
These movies are mostly translated in Mexico with familiar accent voices.

Spain is a totally different country with different culture, a completely different jargon, accent, sounds, but most of all, the worst non-sense translating decisions (some are translated, some are spain-pronounced as they english-based writing would sound read in spanish, etc)

Case in point: Seinfeld season 7 episode 8:
- Original Title: "The pool guy"
- Latin America: "El tipo de la pileta" (literally, the pool guy)
- Spain: "El tio del billar" (the billiard's uncle) << Doesn't make any sense, whoever translated it didn't care to figure out if pool meant pool table or water pool. In Spain they use uncle as "guy", "dude", but nowhere in the 19 million square kms in Latin America do we use that word.

This is the only thing that has made my server experience painful when reading all that Spain-originated non-sense.
Please allow for language variations, such as Spanish (Spain), Spanish (LatinAmerica) / for releases all across LA. Yes it is the same language, yet a totally different culture, accent, and fondness for good translations.

WebItOS
Posts: 3
Joined: Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:30 pm

Re: For the love of God please add Latin America Spanish

Postby WebItOS » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:45 pm

Plus, LA has a population of 650 million people, whereas Spain is just near 45 million. This change would benefit a lot whole more people.

DarklightIndigo
Just zis guy, you know?
Posts: 7657
Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:16 am
Location: San Francisco
Contact:

Re: For the love of God please add Latin America Spanish

Postby DarklightIndigo » Sun Aug 12, 2018 2:07 am

I don't disagree.

What I'd really like to see done here is an implementation of ISO language + country domain (en-us, es-mx, et al) with aliases from the old LIDs to their respective entries. Doesn't seem like it should be so difficult on the SQL backend, but I've no idea how the existing PHP is handling languages.
Strangers are just the friends we haven't met yet.