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Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:51 pm
by The Elf
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!

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:54 pm
by Rich Hanson
Use it as an opportunity to learn a new language :bouncy:

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:05 pm
by The Elf
Rich Hanson wrote:Use it as an opportunity to learn a new language :bouncy:
5 new languages!

I'm becoming fluent in 'Blue'!! :madas:

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:06 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
What? :wtf: You mean you actually read the manuals? :o :lolno:

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:44 pm
by John Willett
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:

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:54 pm
by Wonks
Have you asked a grown-up to help you? ;)

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:57 pm
by The Elf
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!

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:08 pm
by FrankF
So what's Finnish for RTFM?

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:10 pm
by Wonks
"Lue vitun opas" apparently.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:46 pm
by Arpangel
If I have to read a manual to use it I don't want it.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:40 pm
by blinddrew
If it doesn't have a manual to read I don't want it.

;)

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:45 pm
by Wonks
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.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:46 pm
by Arpangel
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.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:08 pm
by The Elf
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!!

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:20 pm
by Arpangel
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.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:25 pm
by Hugh Robjohns
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!

H

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:42 pm
by MOF
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.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:50 pm
by Folderol
For the ultimate in stupid manual layout, get one for a Skoda :protest:

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:46 pm
by N i g e l
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.

Re: Multi-language manuals

PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:40 pm
by ManFromGlass
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.