Multilingual DBN

It is possible to write DBN code in three languages other than English: Spanish, French, and Japanese. Translations for each command are listed in the table at the bottom of this page.

The multilingual features of DBN have not been tested extensively. Send mail to dbn-feedback@media.mit.edu to let us know if it works for you, or if you run into trouble and have questions.

We would also like your input on the choice of words for each of the commands. If you think another word might make more sense for a command, send us email.

Spanish - Open the lib folder inside the DBN folder. Inside that folder, find dbn.properties and open it with Notepad (on the PC) or SimpleText (on the Mac). Add a line to the end that reads: language=es

French - French is done the same way as Spanish. Open the lib folder inside the DBN folder. Inside that folder, find dbn.properties and open it with Notepad (on the PC) or SimpleText (on the Mac). Add a line to the end that reads: language=fr

Japanese - We haven't had a Japanese version of Windows available (or more importantly, the time) to test the Japanese version of the DBN commands, so let us know if the commands work or if you have trouble. Open the lib folder inside the DBN folder. Inside that folder, find dbn.properties and open it with Notepad (on the PC) or SimpleText (on the Mac). Add a line to the end that reads: language=jp

in an applet - because the DBN applet does not use dbn.properties, you should instead add the line <PARAM NAME="language" VALUE="XX"> to the HTML for creating the dbn applet.

Send questions or comments to dbn-feedback@media.mit.edu.


english (en) espa˝ol (es) franšais (fr) japanese (jp)
paper papel papier かみ
pen stilo plume ペン
line línea ligne せん
repeat repita répeter くりかえし
forever siempre toujours ずっと
set ponga mettre おく
command instrución fonction コマンド
number número numéro ばんごう
field área région りょういき
refresh refrese àneuf リフレッシュ
mouse ratón souris マウス
keyboard teclado clef キーボード
net internet réseau ネット
time hora heure じかん
same? ¿igual? pareil? おなじ?
notsame? ¿noigual? paspareil? おなじでない?
smaller? ¿menos? pluspetit? すくない?
notsmaller? ¿nomenos? plusgrand? すくなくない?
 



 

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