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From: Kathy <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Profession in different languages?
Date: Sun, 20 Apr 2008 18:49:47 -0500
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Andre Switala wrote:
> In the events section, one can witnesses to the events and type the
> roles of those individuals. I noticed that sometimes this gives you a
> drop down menu for the roles, with very few entries though. In
> particular, for the birth it gives you midwife and something else to
> choose (in the English version) and in the German version it gives you
> two Polish terms. Is there a way to extend this list of roles and add
> translations if appropriate?
There are several things you can do with respect to roles:
1. On the Events tab, you can enter any role you want in the Role field,
then craft any sentence you want for it by clicking on the check box in
the column under the magnifying glass. This will have an effect only on
the particular event for which this is done.
2. In the Event Types window on the Witness Roles tab, you can add any
role you want, with any sentence you want for it. Here you could add
any German roles and sentences you want. They will then appear in the
drop down menu on the Events tab. Take a look at the Witness Roles tab
for the Marriage event to see how it's done.
3. You can add different sentences (in German, if you like) for any
event on the Templates tab of the Event Types window. For example,
the default template for Occupation is:
<[D], >[P] was employed <as [T]><, [G]><[L]>
The wording is awkward for some occupations, so I added a subtype as
<[D], >[P] was< [T]> [L]
This can be used for some occupations, such as doctor, lawyer, engineer,
where that wording is more common. By adding templates in German, you
can change the wording on the reports, for example
<[D], >[P] wurde <[T]><, [G]><[L]>
Just select the event subtype in the drop-down box to the left of the
sentence on the Events tab.
4. If you want more of GB available in German, you could volunteer to
help with the translation. See:
Hope this helps some. Maybe someone else who is working in multiple
languages will also chime in.