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Postby The Elf » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 pm

I'm absolutely sick of trying to wade through multi-language manuals. Just split the damned things up! :headbang:

Right now I'm wading through a manual where I've losing the will to live having to skip around four other languages to find what I need - then trawl forward 50 pages to find the MIDI spec in English!

Strewth!
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Rich Hanson » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:54 pm

Use it as an opportunity to learn a new language :bouncy:
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby The Elf » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:05 pm

Rich Hanson wrote:Use it as an opportunity to learn a new language :bouncy:
5 new languages!

I'm becoming fluent in 'Blue'!! :madas:
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:06 pm

What? :wtf: You mean you actually read the manuals? :o :lolno:
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby John Willett » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:44 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:What? :wtf: You mean you actually read the manuals? :o :lolno:

I do - I normally read the manual before buying the equioment if I can. :thumbup: :beamup:
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Wonks » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:54 pm

Have you asked a grown-up to help you? ;)
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby The Elf » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:57 pm

John Willett wrote:
Hugh Robjohns wrote:What? :wtf: You mean you actually read the manuals? :o :lolno:
I do - I normally read the manual before buying the equipment if I can. :thumbup: :beamup:
My approach too - and what I'm doing today!
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby FrankF » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:08 pm

So what's Finnish for RTFM?
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Wonks » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:10 pm

"Lue vitun opas" apparently.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Arpangel » Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:46 pm

If I have to read a manual to use it I don't want it.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby blinddrew » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:40 pm

If it doesn't have a manual to read I don't want it.

;)
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Wonks » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:45 pm

blinddrew wrote:If it doesn't have a manual to read I don't want it.

;)


Damn. Was just about to send you a big 24-carat gold bar, but there's no manual. I'll have to give it to someone else now.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Arpangel » Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:46 pm

blinddrew wrote:If it doesn't have a manual to read I don't want it.

;)

It really has got that bad for me, I used to go to bed with a manual or read it over breakfast, not now, the thought just makes me go crazy, literally. It has to be intuitive or I don't want to know, I think that's the attraction of anything analogue now. An analogue mixer = cool a digital mixer = instant head damage, same with everything, synths too.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby The Elf » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:08 pm

Arpangel wrote:If I have to read a manual to use it I don't want it.
Good luck with your next central heating system!!
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Arpangel » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:20 pm

The Elf wrote:
Arpangel wrote:If I have to read a manual to use it I don't want it.
Good luck with your next central heating system!!

I know, we've got one of those stupid Hive things, that's nearly ended up through the window many times.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:25 pm

Arpangel wrote:I know, we've got one of those stupid Hive things, that's nearly ended up through the window many times.

Strange! We have one too. Seems like total simplicity to me... but I've been using timer-thermostats for decades anyway. All the Hive added (for me) was essentially the remote control option... but I'm yet to find a real use for that other than sometimes using it to check the temperature when I'm too lazy to get out of my chair!

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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby MOF » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:42 pm

I tend to use them for specific problems using the chapters list or the word index as a guide.
When I was just starting out with DAWs a ‘Getting Started’ section was always useful.
The multi language thing has never bothered me since the English version has always been self contained in my experience.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby Folderol » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:50 pm

For the ultimate in stupid manual layout, get one for a Skoda :protest:
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby N i g e l » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:46 pm

Folderol wrote:For the ultimate in stupid manual layout, get one for a Skoda :protest:


Mercedes manual:
Never leave a pet unattended in the vehicle. Due to the seals on doors and windows the animal might suffocate.

Skoda manual:
Never leave a pet unattended in the vehicle. Due to the seals on doors and windows the animal might escape.


:) the old ones are the best


My multi language manuals are in the empty carboard box in the loft.
I find it much easier to use the pdf manual version - makes searching for specifics easier too.
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Re: Multi-language manuals

Postby ManFromGlass » Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:40 pm

Wot? They give you seals with your new car over there? and no fish? No wonder they might escape.
Hmmm ok sorry. It was a funnier image in my head.
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