Translation to Chinese (Hong Kong)

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  1. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    This attached document may be 10 years old, but it forms the basis of most of my translation work into Chinese (Hong Kong), plus the latest terminology by HKICPA and various listed company annual reports.

  2. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    One of the difficulties in the translation to Chinese (Hong Kong) is the fact that there are translations to Chinese (Simplified) a la Mainland China and Singapore as well as to Chinese (Taiwan) and many confuse Chinese (Hong Kong) with the former two, which has developed its own nomenclature for the industry due to cultural differences.

    I came across Manager by accident and have been using it for some time to manage my family's businesses. While I am comfortable with any English software, one of the hindrance in local adoption of Manager and many other accounting software is one of language. There is a demand among local businesses and companies for an accounting software with a Chinese UI which is affordable or free of charge. By translating Manager I want to be able to introduce to local users a good and solid alternative.

  3. Fbe44f66ebaf6fde7bf976c0319f434f
    Lubos Hasko Slovak Translator with all proofreading rights

    Hi. As per https://www.manager.io/desktop/translations/ three languages are currently available as an option:

    • Simplified Chinese (China)
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
    • Traditional Chinese (Hong Kong)

    Are you saying "Chinese (Singapore)" should be added as well?

  4. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    No. I was just referring to variations in the Chinese language due to locale.

    I will be working exclusively on Chinese (Hong Kong).

  5. Fbe44f66ebaf6fde7bf976c0319f434f
    Lubos Hasko Slovak Translator with all proofreading rights

    That's great. Is the font in the program large enough for Chinese text to be easily readable? I suspect Chinese script requires larger font. Thoughts?

  6. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    I can read the text easily but the left menu in Bold can be a bit difficult to read for others... may be having the option to turn off the Bold font.

    On MSWORD the default size for Chinese characters is one size bigger than its English equivalent.

  7. Fbe44f66ebaf6fde7bf976c0319f434f
    Lubos Hasko Slovak Translator with all proofreading rights

    OK, let me know of places which are problematic when reading the text.

    For now, I have increased font-size and removed bold style from left navigation is language is set to Chinese

  8. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    FEATURE REQUEST

    Having run Manager in Chinese for the past few days, I think we may need to have the option to change the size of the font to make the left navigation menu more visible.

    Or, fix it at 1-2 size bigger, eg., change Arial 10 to 12.

    Is the font size preference a planned development? Thanks.

  9. Fbe44f66ebaf6fde7bf976c0319f434f
    Lubos Hasko Slovak Translator with all proofreading rights

    Which version of Manager are you currently using? In version 17.9.3 or newer the font size is already increased by 1 and font is not bold if language is set to Chinese. I just checked and it seems very readable now.

  10. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    I am on v17.9.22

    The Chinese characters is legible (much better now they are not bold) but the navigation panel on the left can still do with one/two size bigger for clearer viewing, if possible.

  11. Fbe44f66ebaf6fde7bf976c0319f434f
    Lubos Hasko Slovak Translator with all proofreading rights

    The latest version increases font size to 14px in the left navigation

  12. 38669_.facebook_1523411219242
    erph.com.hk Chinese, Hong Kong Translator with no proofreading rights

    Perfect! Thanks