German translation (Du / Sie)
Is this the right place to discuss translations?
The German translation is a little bit inconsistent, it switches between the informal 'Du' and the formal 'Sie'. I would like to change everything to informal language. Any objections?
Many forum/blog software comes with two German language versions, formal and informal. As German is already quite well translated, maybe it's an idea to create a branch of the current one, and call it "German Informal". (or German Formal, depends on what's better)
It could be possible to add a
de-x-informallanguage code for this if you wish. Open an issue at our Github repository and we can track and discuss it there.
It looks to me like the German translation was intented to be informal. That is what most communities would use anyway and what should be the default. So I would consider the formal language in the recent translation a bug.
I also think the translation could be improved. Most parts are very well translated other parts are not so perfect and a few are just wrong.
I'm also not sure, if there is really a need for a formal German translation. It's just a UI. We wouldn't talk to Siri, Google or Alexa in a formal way.
Of course there is nothing wrong to have a formal translation as an option, but would there be a maintainer? Who wants to do the extra work and keep the two translations in sync.
I opened an issue: https://github.com/NodeBB/NodeBB/issues/5619