Support other languages
Do we need more than just internationalizing the Options Dialog? Don’t we need Sounds as well? So language-specific SmashPacks?
Ekaterina Kharlamova commented
Thank you for BabySmash, Scott! My son *loved* it when he tried it yesterday.
I've modified Scott's code a bit to support other languages. The executable is here: https://github.com/katu07/babysmash/blob/master/BabySmashInternational.zip.
Installing a new language for Windows text-to-speech is a bit painful, but possible (I included the steps in the readme.txt). My code still needs cleanup, but is stable enough :). I've only tested it on a x64 machine with .NET 4.6.1.
Ieva Avota commented
I'd like BS to speak also Latvian. I don't mind it to use the Text to Speech. But if you go other way maybe we (me and/or my husband) could try to record the sounds aswell. The UI does not have to be Latvian.
Would love this in Japanese, with both hiragana and katakana option. As other posters have noted, proper recorded voices for the sounds are a must. I can help with translation and localisation.
I can do the Italian Translation. What would you need other than a translation file and a TTS voice for a specific language?
Yes we need Sounds as well! I would very cool if my son can hear the right language
I also would like to help with developing Polish language version!
Andriy Sen commented
I've made the changes to support alternate keyboard layouts so you could use it with other languages. I've used it with Russian and Ukrainian. Also if you'll record you voice and put it in the startup directory of the program it will use it instead of synthesized speech. I could share the changes if anyone is interested.
Andriy Sen commented
I could do Ukrainian and Russian. And I'd be really eager to help with programming to make it happen.
Daniel Chaibi commented
I can help with the Norwegian translation.
Emil Zegers commented
I'd welcome localization options too for both UI and Speech&Sounds. Count me in to help with Dutch translation.
I would certainly welcome a UK English pronunciation of "Z" (Zed) instead of the US version (Zee)
Roman Becker commented
My 3yo already pronounces the letters he learned from BS in English. Since we just adopted him from Kazakhstan in December 2008 the difference between the German and English pronunciation is quite confusing to him. We had to stop using BS and we are desperately awaiting a localized or localizable version. Thank you!
Hebrew fonts will be much appreciated :-)
Yep- language specific smash packs is definitely needed. Danish is a personal strong suit when we get that far.
I Can Help for Hebrew Voices
Scott : If you need a voice over for French letter you can contact me, I have just e-mailed you
Type : and don't force the user to DOWNLOAD any additional file if they WISH to let his kid experience with pronounication of different country, it can actually be a fun and educative experience
+1 For different language support
However do not make language pack optional, that's an additional download
Sure this will make your program a bit bigger, but then you keep everything nice and simple for yourself and don't force the user which want to let his kids experience with the souding in different languages. Just ask for the default language during the installation
I would Suggest adding Hebrew to The Internalization of This Magnificent Program.
I am Sure A Lot of Hebrew Speaking Parents would Love to use it for their Kids in their Own Native Language !
Thank You and keep up with the good work.
don't forget to support non-US keyboards. Pressing ' on my UK keyboard doesn't generate a response. You have to SHIFT it to a @ instead.