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A project to cross language barriers in Minecraft

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Pangamma's Avatar Pangamma
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I was on the server one day and a huge group of players were speaking in Polish. I wanted to be able to converse with them but was unable to because I would have to be using google translator constantly. And I asked them to speak English, but they didn't understand me, or didn't understand how to speak English. Most people would ban these guys, or mute them, or force them to talk in another channel.

I decided to take a different approach this time.

I did some custom plugin work. Now, any time someone uses
/lang en
they will only see text that has been translated to English. And if they try
/lang pl or /lang ja
the text will be translated into polish or japanese.

Then, in case the translations are a bit wacky, I make it so people can still see the original text the other people typed in as long as they hover on the : symbol.

[1][Rank] Name : <---- hover on that thing to see the original message they typed.


It will bring the server together, I'm sure. Tomorrow when they come on I look forward to trying this out.
What do you think of this approach? Would you use it on your server?
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GameDoctor
03/21/2019 4:38 am
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Good idea!
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VWReloaded
03/20/2019 4:23 pm
Level 25 : Expert Network
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This is awesome, would use!
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TheCyanShyGuy
03/20/2019 12:34 pm
Level 32 : Artisan Explorer
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very clever ^^ i was on a server once with someone who spoke spanish, but i didnt understand them. lucky for me i could decipher some of it.
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Surr
03/19/2019 2:54 pm
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This plugin deserves more views! This sounds amazing!

I'm mind-blown!
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Pangamma
03/19/2019 4:03 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Programmer
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Thank you! Have you tried using it yet? You can test it out on the server.
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Dragon_Hunter_II
03/19/2019 2:43 am
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I like it, this will help players communicate and have fun together. If I had a server I would definitely use a plugin like this.
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Pangamma
03/19/2019 4:06 pm
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Programmer
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The one thing that is a little bit tricky to export is controlling the chat format for individual servers
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X_Eaglefrost_X
03/19/2019 12:56 am
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If I had a server, I would totally use this on it. There are so many servers which restrict players to only English which for the most part is fine, but this is brilliant. Moderation might be hard though, since it's not exact and unless you have someone who can speak the language you couldn't be 100% sure what they were saying. Still, 10/10
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Pangamma
03/19/2019 1:06 am
Level 60 : High Grandmaster Programmer
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Thank you! =D I'm really happy I was able to get it working so well. It's a total game changer like you say.
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