Improve MuseScore page on Japanese Wikipedia

• Jul 31, 2011 - 13:55
Reported version
3.0
Type
Wording/Translation
Severity
S4 - Minor
Status
active
Project

Although I can't speak Japanese, using Google Translate for http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuseScore tells me that information on MuseScore seems to be very outdated. If someone can speak Japanese, please help us a hand to improve this page.


Comments

I tried to start reading the Japanese forum entries -- the first truly hideous problem is that dates are mangled, being written in the idiosyncratic* American order, but with bits in Japanese. How does one edit the forum software to do it properly? There should be a way of specifying the date format, since no language other than American uses their whimsical* order.

Brian Chandler

* Look at these polite words I thought of!

Hey Brian, thanks for leaving a comment. Good tip regarding the date formatting in Japanese. Give me a day to fix this. In the meantime, if you have more tips, don't hesitate.

The bottom line is that there is *no* Japanese wikipedia page on (our) musescore. The page:
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/MuseScore starts with an unofficial(?) disambiguation, saying there are two things called "Musescore" -- (1) is a program written by someone called Nishino for creating "Muse" data without learning its syntax, and "Muse" is a program written by Kato Ichiro for generating MIDI data. Then (2) refers to ("our") Musescore. The article is about (1) -- it says "See English Wikipedia for (our) Musescore"

Somewhat unfortunate name clash. The Japanese program only runs on Windows, and is described as (ja:) "Free soft", a somewhat vague term meaning "doesn't cost money", whereas MS is referred to as GNU GPL software.

HTH