Which projects are you working on at the moment, anon? Which ones are you hoping to work on soon?
> general info and tutorialshttps://quicksandscans.wordpress.com/about/> fontshttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hPV4o8fmxY2Ab9tXi84l0vVOUQEgFIbUhttps://mega.nz/folder/8ZUQhCjC#2oz4p8DSIovTPyAFDQVJOw/folder/RJ9ggYQA> screentoneshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1BGDLEK9pdCEuly0U_Xz7iHNpzLHEolmx/view?usp=sharingwhat resources do you want to see here?
Anyone still using Obok with Calibre? There are posts on Leddit saying I should downgrade, reinstall and reboot 1-100 times to make it work after 5.0 and it's not making me hopeful.
>>223726685Stop using rakuten
>>223726134Some translation resources would be nice, beyond what little there is in the first link.https://www.wordhippo.com/It's my most visited site when doing TLs and, in my opinion, more important than any single Japanese language resource.Also, I'm in the camp that supports translating wordplay rather than leaving an unhumorous TL note, so I findhttps://punpedia.org/helpful for coming up with equivalent English jokes.
>>223727117How is wordhippo different from Jisho , jisho is good for slang and definitions.
>>223727219Wordhippo specializes in English, so it has a far larger synonym bank. Compare, for example:https://jisho.org/search/%E3%82%84%E3%81%A3%E3%81%A6%E3%81%BF%E3%82%8Bhttps://www.wordhippo.com/what-is/another-word-for/have_a_go.htmlThis is especially helpful when you need something along the lines of>a word with that means X, but has the connotations of YWhere X comes from Jisho or another JP dictionary, but Y comes from the context of the scene/speaker (e.g., childish, pretentious, casual etc.).This is especially important for translating dialogue, where you don't want to write all the characters with the same voice.Or sometimes the translation simply won't fit nicely into the bubble, and there's a short and sweet replacement that does the job.
>>223726685Wait, does it not work anymore?
>>223728153The icon doesn't show up in the top bar in the latest version so it's unusable even if it installs.
did the ebj anon figure out how to descramble shit?
>>223727117My go resource ishttps://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english-thesaurus
>>223730013*My go to resource is
I use this one prety often to try and identify mystery kanjihttps://kanji.sljfaq.org/mr-old.html
>>223727117Weblio is also really good.
I'll literally kill for the info on where I can find the latest translation of kimi wa houkago insomnia. I know sleepyhead translated ch. 48-55 but I don't know where he put it.
While we're on the topic of useful resources, reminder to all the proofreaders here that you should be checking any questionable grammar against the Chicago Manual of Style.http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=1D387497CAAA682CCFBF76E237E342F1That is, of course, if you're translating into American English (although it also has an appendix on British English). Those working in British English will also want to consult the New Hart's Rules.http://libgen.rs/book/index.php?md5=AE8A8C43CB26FE0511A955F875ECACBA
>>223732069are you dumb? just look up "kimi wa houkago insomnia chp 48" and itll be on 20 different aggregators
>>223732483Wouldn't be asking if I hadn't done that already, for some reason dex doesn't have it and it's the only site that scanlator posts. I'll check cubari though
>>223732755because dex doesn't allow uploads yet, and won't for a while
>>223726121>Which projects are you working on at the moment, anon? Which ones are you hoping to work on soon?My answer is the same as it was the previous dozen thursdays
What's the best site to get raws?
>>223733419Depends on what raws you need
>>223726121Do you fags actually make money doing this ? Or just the manga cartels on discord ?
>>223733701A few thousand from commissions over the years, and recently one pic related 'partnership' offer for a legal J->E SEA company (but needing to doxx yourself for an NDA means fug that, plus it'd probably pay SEA peanuts).
>>223734009Doxxing is releasing your identity publically. It's not really doxxing if it's just some random company, though I don't fault you for not wanting them to know your identity anyway.
>>223734755doxxing yourself to a company that'd have close ties to the original Jap publishers that'd want to sue trannylators is only slightly better than publically doing it I'd say
>>223732755Google <manga name> CH <chapter no.> redditAdd the secret spice at the end, worked pretty much everytime I tried it :^)
Wild Words bad.Download links and other useful scanlation resources inhttps://quicksandscans.wordpress.com/resources/
>>223735968I love Wild Words!
>>223735968>Wild Words bad.Wild words is a very good font, stop this childish tirade and promote the use of it as one of many fonts.
I must say, anon's screentone upscale model from the last week is quite nice for upscaling individual pictures where you can spend some time fiddling with masking and stuff. Can't be used for batch upscaling because it turns gradients and sometimes even jpg artifacts into screentones.Here are some pictures for comparison, the original picture is zoomed in.
>>223737618interesting how it decided to turn that into a completely different screentone.
>>223726986How do I use rakuten without having a nip card?
>>223726121What do you think about indie manga?
>>223737930They can be good reads, but don't expect alot of views on them.
>>223738351>They can be good reads, but don't expect alot of views on them.What about Age Gap romance?
>>223738466Only if the female is the older one.
Someone please at least look at this it's been 15 years since the last scan...
>>223726121What do you anons think about canon hentai?
>>223738876wtf, were being replaced.But on a serious note. If one random guy can make this in his spare time, what is stopping big companies from copying this and just putting everything they release through it?
>>223738876I hope this works
>>223738876This could end up being a useful tool, but I'd recommend only using it for self-reading. Of course that won't stop existing machine-lators from posting this as actual translations.
>>223739242It's still machine translation. I think he currently uses deepl as his translation source. The thing is, it's bad for certain idioms or sayings the tool doesn't recognize, since then it will just spit out literal gibberish that completely misses the point of the line. And it often adds pronouns to the sentences that weren't in the original text. Foreign names can often render as gibberish. I've even had it tell me that something wasn't true when it was true. You'd have to use your own personal judgement and do edits to make sure it's all cohesive. He realizes this, which is why he made the outputs so easy to edit.If you can't read Japanese and want quick translations of raws or if you already machine TL this tool sounds like a miracle. But for professional translations and to achieve more accurate fan TL you wouldn't want to use this tool for translation.
Hello anon, I wanted to watch ID invaded. I went for the "fansub" since they usually are better looking. But in the comments some anon had posted these clips.>mysteria: https://files.catbox.moe/p7j6m7.webm>official pgs: https://files.catbox.moe/db0u6g.webmI personally prefer official one but is that accurate or meme TL
>>223738562>Only if the female is the older one.Better?
>>223726121Why is this author no more popular?
>>223740120Oh yeah, the fansubs skip half the dialogue.
>>223737712if you've ever looked at what downscaled screentone actually looks like, that's pretty correct there.
bump for more housewife anon postingany scanlation tutorial videos?
>>223727117reverso is a great site to see words used in context. The translations are mostly shit, though.
Is there a way to upload on mangadex via the API? I think they said it's possible, but I don't know how
>>223735968IMO while Wild Words is overused, it's still a perfectly fine font and should be on the chart as one amongst many.Samaritan = Astro City, so Astro City also being on the chart is redundant.
>>223741267They said uploads are currently disabled until mod tools are added.
>>223741267There's the "Update Chapter" part of their api documentation, but no real explanation of what kind of data they want being sent there. They might just not want to tell us how to do that yet.
>>223740976>any scanlation tutorial videos?https://www.insidescanlation.com/etc/the-idiots-guide-to-editing-manga/guide/main.html is effectively one.
GIMPchads how do you make the thing work for you?
>>223742201I always wondered what those old scanlators are doing now/
I don't like taking the time to redraw things so I just cover up the original text with outlined text. If the author makes it impossible to do that, I type the translation somewhere on the page that looks alright and just leave the original text where it is.
Is Nina-san no Mahou Seikatsu still being worked on or it pretty much get dropped?
>>223738876Is that even available to the public?
>>223739326>that won't stop existing machine-lators from posting this as actual translations.How dare you imply you're accurately translating a foreign-language author's work into English!?How presumptuous!Or, isn't it presumption? Do you feel justified if other people it's accurate???
>>223742735>I type the translation somewhere on the page that looks alright and just leave the original text where it is.Can't you just slap a bubble over the original text or something?
>>223733472It's from sp.comics. I also wouldn't mind raw sharing sites hosted in japan like mangabank.
>>223743126I'm talking when the author does the massive kanji that's a single word.
I uploaded the first chapter of a new series right before mangadex went down and piled up around 10 chapters now. It's not very popular, but I'm still scared that some other group will snipe it since I can't upload on dex right now. What are the odds?
>>223742831Not yet. He has a few testers. I'm very interested in testing it out when it is, since his seems like it would be the best available. Ichigo Reader and Manga Rikai OCR don't even come close to what his tool can do.
>>223743279You'll just dump 9 chapters on their face and they'll reconsider.
>>223743279>It's not very popularIn this case you'll likely be fine.
>>223743212>the massive kanji that's a single wordThose are effectively SFX, so what you're doing is probably acceptable policy in some circles.I thought you were referring to cases like picrel.
>>223743828You could easily just typeset over this after clone stamping this. Even a paint.net user can do better than this.
>>223743288Doesn't imagetrans do the exact same thing?
>>223743828Wew this is a pitiful display.
>>223744281Imagetrans often fails to translate due to being unable to connect to source. It also seems more limited than what the One Punch Man OCR can do.
>>223743828Honestly, this looks preferable to me over zero-effort CAF.
>>223744281I watched a video on imagetrans and it make it seem like it only does one bubble at a time.
What happened to the guys that were scanning this? It's been months.
I like downloading manga for my reading list, but I notice odd lines sometimes. In those cases I white out the old line and change it. Do most people do edits on the series from groups you read?
>>223745492another victim of MD going down presumably
>>223746116I dont unless its sounds straight up ESL.If I do edit it, its just for myself and dont upload it.
>>223746479Yeah, that's what I mean. A few series l like are translated by clear ESLs. What's worse is that they think their English sounds good and think suggestions by the native English speakers are what sound off to them.
I still need a fat girl manga.
>>223748362there are a couple like Pocha Pocha Suieibu https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=51960https://mangadex.org/title/2b696f83-e197-45a7-9b4c-4703e8d0adbb
>>223748468Actually it looks like there's a tag.https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?category=Fat+Female+Lead&display=list
>>223748362>I still need a fat girl manga.what about fat girl hentai?https://nhentai.net/artist/special-g/
What's the best offline manga reader there is? I prefer reading in longstrip mode but that's not a requirement.
>>223748362There's Meth's Fat elf manga what about that?
>>223748997One option is that you can save them as comic book archive format and then I think you can read them through a pdf reader?though I'm not very up to date on all this.
How do you rip raws from web pages that have the images as puzzles?https://comic-gardo.com/episode/3269632237313426988
>>223748997i got a manga reader from the windows store of all places. works well enough for me
>>223749203I think some people extract thae assembled data, alternatively you could make some sort of edge finderor if all the images use the exact same ordering you could write some sort of cut up script?
>>223749004Does she lose weight at the end, or is it ongoing?
>>223734009What do you mean doxxing yourself ? So if you did illegal scans (and still have some contact with these *clients*) you can't find a legit and legal job with translation after ?
>>223748997Open comic? Sumatra is pretty nice too.And Neeview, CDisplayEX and YAC reader.
>>223749531Some companies don't care if you use your real name since its freelance. I just used a fake name with amimaru when I worked with them
>>223749203You don't need to solve the puzzle.
>>223749203That looks like a standard transposition like you'd do with a matrix. Cut up the images into 4 x 4 pieces, swap the x,y indices of the pieces and reassemble. More complicated ones, if you're lucky, are in the js code of the reader. If not, then you need find a way to either get the descrambling code for every page or intercept the images from the reader after they've been descrambled.
Put the images at full screen. Hit Ctrl+Shift+i to open dev tools. Look and see what resolution the images are stored at. Hit the gear icon and create a made up device at that resolution. Make sure the current device is set to your made up device and that it's at 100%. Now click the 3 dots to the right of your device and select "capture screenshot". Now click the image and it will take you to the next image. Repeat "capture screenshot". Sometimes it might error at which point just recapture the pages that errored. Out of around 40 pages I had 5 I had to redo once.
>>223750389To be clear you need to create a custom device under the devices tab under the gear. Just give it a made up name and type in the resolution of the pages, then save it.
>>223749203>>223749962>>223750389>>223750594Magcomi uses this exact same reader. And yeah, it's currently very exploitable with dev tools.
>>223749492It's ongoing and they seem to still all be fat
>>223750909Magcomi is among the easiest to rip because they explicitly include every page as a separate canvas in their html. All your ripper needs to do is go through them and copy them as images.
What was the imgur alternative that was suggested since MD uploads are still down?
What's a good font for Artist CGs sfx?
>>223754959Cubari uses imgur as a source so not really,
>>223756579What's the problem with imgur?
>>223757032Some series get removed if they're copyright claimed.
>>223757674Given the reliance on ripper anon I think most scanlators aren't very tech savy. If they're extremely inept then they use tank raws which they can just direct download.
Tank raws are sometimes the way to go though. They can have improved art and even extra pages in some cases. A few series I've read even had rough sketches in the magazine chapters due to the mangaka not taking a break when they needed one.
>>223749203>>223757674>it's literally just transposedcome on now
>>223758140That's only viable when you're catching up, not when you're already following it weekly/monthly.Unless you're one of *those* groups.
>>223758012Every group that's relying on an anonymous ripper should have at least one member that's able to program and use a reader's js code to their advantage. They don't need to all have their own rippers, but should ripper anon ever disappear, they'd be screwed if they can't at least figure this stuff out themselves and need to beg somewhere else or use shitty public raws.
>>223748997Honeyview is the least shit for me.
Anyone here wanna help me proofread this manga? It's already typeset, the scripts just need worked on, they're very messy.The manga is called Sentou Hakai Gakuen Dangerous
>>223726685Literally everything about calibre is broken from the python 2 -> 3 switch. Any plugin's support for the current versions is purely nominal. Use at your own risk and get ready to play minesweeper to debug it yourself.
>>223749203>>223757674Honestly don't feel like coding right now so someone in the thread can do the rest. This part will solve the puzzle.https://pastebin.com/V4dCCiR3
>>223759591You know it's the same as tonarinoyj, right?
>>223759803I saw the list in the code, yeah.https://pastebin.com/u08tNKRt
>>223748997>I prefer reading in longstrip modeLiterally why?Almost all manga is made with the intention of being read in a double-page layout.
>>223760301Because then the pages are smaller and you get spoiled on the next page before you finish reading the current one.
>>223760301You can't read double page spreads on your phone. Alot of people get used to reading it the single page way.
>>223759503Well fuck, thanks for answering anyway.
>>223759503>2008+13>python 2fucking retards, the lot of them
>>223760476gas the phoneposters, and while we're at it the trannydex devs who made that garbage new phonefag oriented site
>>223763245The mobile design for desktop is temporary, but they prioritized finishing it first since the majority of manga readers read using their phones. People often read manga on the train, bus, or at break and lunch while at work or school.
Has Amimaru gotten any better since the backlash a while back? Alternatively, has anyone here worked with Amimaru?
>>223763325>prioritizing fucking phonepostersyep, definitely trannies
Which sites let me buy raws in digital format and don't mind paypal/debit cards?
>>223764348Book walker work as well as long as you are able to rip them
If you wanted to create a reader site for your group's releases what would be the minimum you'd need?
>>223764553The minimum is cubari + imgur links on a pastebin that you update
>>223742327I stay on version 2.6
>>223763325I end up forcing the desktop site on my phone all the time because abhorrent mobile designs hide important features. It's a nightmare to navigate
>>223763698>prioritizing 90% their userbaseit's just business
>>223759483How may I contact you?
>>223765590>prioritizing the 90% of bottomfeeders instead of the core f/a/gs power users and scanlators that give their site contentIt's just trannyness
>>223765927So are you going to boycott mangadex?If not, they won.
After the recent Seven Seas censoring news, I've been tempted to write my own light novel series. I can't draw though, so I wonder if I just wrote a novel with no artwork and had an anime style cover if I'd sell copies. Of course I'd use a Japanese pen name.
>>223766178that's quite literally what WNs are
>>223766834Those are not sold though.
>>223766140I'd boycott it but it's not like you can upload to it anyway because >we need to wait for jannies to be able to check uploads lolTrannydex truly was a mistake.
Someone recommend me a decent translator for hire.
>>223767216Well, best of luck to you.But I think there are enough retards translating manhua and isekai and whatnot that even if everyone with a brain boycotted it they'd stay alive.What we need is for someone to actually make an alternative, and not just the logo.
>>223727117Isn't deepl also pretty good?
>>223766178Just hire an artist, thats what a lot of LN writers do.
>>223767631Damn bro how much for just tl
>>223767622How would I find someone like that? And I know those illustrations aren't cheap.
>>223767705This isn’t me, just a colleague. The answer is that I don’t know, probably somewhat less, but rates only go so low. It probably also depends on what you want translated…
>>223767835I see thanks. Will shoot them a message eventually.
>>223767318Or we could just share them among ourselves, maybe create a mega with just the series being translated by /a/nons.
And which light novels do people think are well and poorly written in English? Why?
>>223767424>Isn't deepl also pretty good?Maybe if you're MTL, or on a super-tight schedule and need to get that TL out in an hour's time.In all other cases, you should be _rewriting_ your English output, instead of simply copypasting it from the machine. Otherwise, what's your actual contribution anyway?This isn't to say that DeepL (or Google Translate and the like) don't have their place; I often run them anyway as a sanity check just in case I've misunderstood something. But it's precisely because you can't feed context into the machine (as >>223739674 elaborates) that you have to adjust the text yourself, and at that point I find it smoother to just rewrite the entire line anyway.
>>223767899I'd rather more than 12 people read it
>>223767295If it's just translation I think I can help you out. Leave a fagcord handle and I'll send you a message in a few
>>223767948The fan tl of Adachi to shimamura is nicely translated , so is the NGNL LN. Only two I cant think of that iv read but I think its not that most LN are poorly translated but that they are just poorly written in general.
>>223767424Deepl is shit because it completely rewrites the sentence from the bottom up. It's easy to make it trip up and output nonsense.
>>223769549Thanks. I was thinking of writing a fantasy story. I'm considering having my first novel be a tribute to Miura and call it something like Berserk Eulogy. It would be more lighthearted but take some inspiration from the original Band of the Hawk. Golden Age has always been my favorite part of Berserk.
>>223733419I just Google the raw title and hope for the best.Most sites are incomplete as far as I know.
>>223743828They could've at least used whiteboxes if they were gonna do something like this.
>>223771657White box with black outline looks the most organic of the lazy ways.
>>223748997I only use Windows Photo Viewer.I don't see the point of using actual readers because I just read one page zoomed-in at a time anyways.
Someone please translate Bad Tripper.
>>223767736twitter, pixvi etc
>>223769207naufrage#5650Keep in mind this is something down the road
>>223771905I can typeset / redraw if anyone is willing to translate it.
>>223771905Oh, it's that jump oneshot you begged for 3 weeks ago.It may be time to give up.
>>223773404I will beg on every scanlation thread
>>223771905I am willing to translate if someone can RD/TS.
>>223773635>>223773232Here you go, anons. I wish you all the best of luck.
>>223773232I can tell from reading it thats it actually not that complex. It has furigana so if you wanted to translate it using google or any other program you wouldnt stray to far from what they are saying.
So... Any drama?
>>223774309mangadex being a write off
>>223774672I wonder how long MD has to stay down before a new site usurps them.It's been way too long and I don't think the wait will be worth it in the end.
>>223750389i use that but that leave an X mark in one corner of the images
>>223774869>I don't think the wait will be worth it in the end.it's already been too long and the wait was not worth it.thankfully we can use the dekai torrent as a database source if someone wanted to make a new site
So how many chapters have you guys been sitting on while waiting for MD to go back up?
>>223774884It also leave an > mark on the left side that's hidden on many pages due to the white margins. It's the only way to get them if you can't rip, but it requires removing the reader symbols from the pages.
>>223775330Three. I only do a monthly series by myself, and the rest of the stuff gets posted thanks to the group leaders or other members.
What font is this?
>>223775330I'm dumping them here but it seems to not be enough. I have read several posts asking if I was on a break or something.
>>223778452>>223778466By the way, did the site go down for you guys too?
>>223779325I woke up right as posting resumed. I did see some people talking about downtime though.
>>223779325yeah i was getting redirects for at least half an hour
>>223779325>>>/tv/152180380reminder that "anonymous" doesn't really mean anonymous
>>223779571depends how many proxies
>>223779571Does that mean if you could put out enough fake school shooting threats you could keep the site down?
>mag comes at x1920>volumes of the shit from the mag come at x1200Aoba should have torched a publisher instead.
>>223779571Wow, they take things way too seriously here.Good for them if the threatt was real, but trolls will be trolls.
>>223779571Who the heck has the time to do a school shooting in the middle of a pandemic, and where schools are barely even populated?
>>223780252I guess they prioritize their digital mag releases more then.Perhaps it has more variety and therefore makes them more money.Still doesn't explain why digital volumes are lower-res though.
>>223780252>web release is x1600 jpeg'd to high hell>tank release is x1200
>>223773679right where do I get the raws again
>>223780990I mean it's not that rare that digital mags have better image quality than tanks. I know 4 mags from 4 different publishers where that's the case. In the case that I was bitching about, it's probably because the publisher kept the same x1200 standard for tanks since they started offering digital versions a decade ago while the mag only went digital last year.
>>223782349Ask this guy >>223771905Or Google.
Anything to typeset?
>>223783523I've got a couple scripts for a manga called "There's a Ghost behind the Gyaru"
>>223783782Isn't Danke doing that?
>>223784335Yeah but mine's a separate release. I've got the cleaned pages and the script if you're interested.
>>223784387The webcomic? Sure, dump them.
>>223784462>WebcomicNah I'm doing the mangoCleaned pages: https://mega.nz/folder/INI1hKxQ#7JQSub1Xo3bH9CTE2aaaiQscript: https://pastebin.com/ZYTBVybnI've got a few more scripts piled up, thinking of doing a batch release.Also, thank you if you do decide to do it.
>>223785095Also in case of the thread dying before you're done with the chapter you can contact me on discord VTorch20516#1768 to send the PSDs. Would like to make some font changes and shit.
Bump for more housewife anons talking.Although there's not much drama now that MD is gone.
>>223786599Isn't MD clawing its way back? I mean we can't upload and there's going to probably be a rush of works uploaded as soon as it becomes possible but after 2 1/2 months they're pretty close to being back to how before the hombre attacked only with a mobile frontend.
>>223786599What about MD's dogshit return? At least make a desktop UI before releasing lmao>>223785095On it.
Where is dl-raw based?
Hypothetically anons if we made a new DJT thread what would the starter text and look like? I remember they used to have links to language guides and example texts.
>>223787792It would be nice to put a few no-nonsense resources in the second post, not a full language learning guide but at least a starting point or two and a vague scaffold.
>>223763566It did. You get credited, you can freely disclose the titles you're working on, and, with certain conditions, you get double pay. It's not a black company anymore.
>>223779571>no one has any sort of archive or screencapfake and gay
>>223780252>digital magazine has color pages>digital tank is in grayscale>they could just Ctrl+C Ctrl+V but they don't just to fuck us over
>>223788387>my most popular series ever has never had a single color page in 21 volumesStill confuses me.
>>223788030Double slave wages just makes you a double slave.
prove that scanlation isn't dead without MDbump >>223788883
>>223788030>>223763566What kind of standards do they have? Will they take just about anyone? And what format are the documents in? Do you just go by the manga panels or is the text from the manga in a word document that you translate?
Okay now that I have finished working on a chapter how am I supposed to compress/zip it?
>>223790912Winrar? I use python's zipfile without compression. I found that a higher compression level makes almost no difference in filesize, which makes sense for already compressed images.
>>223791187I think that's specifically because you're using png, they use the same algorithm.
How much does Amimaru pay you?
>>223791187My images are saved as pngs so compressing them through winrar wouldn't mess up the quality or size?
Last I heard people taking commissions for fan translations make more money than anyone working for Amimaru.
>>223791879The kind of compression you can do with Winrar is completely lossless. Unless the archive gets damaged, any file you put in there will still be the same after decompressing it.
>>223789406Done, shaping is alright but probably needs a heavy amount of QChttps://files.catbox.moe/b3vemy.psd
>>223790761Too low compared to mine, lol. Yes, but you will have to pass a test. Pdf, psd, indd, epub, docx, usual stuff. You just translate manga as usual.>>223791623Hi~mi~tsu~ check the famous article on ann>>223792179Sure they do, I'd love to charge 5 bucks a page too.
>>223792290Do you typically have to translate sound effect too? I've always found that kind of tedious.
>>223792223Forgot to do this one
>>223792393Yes, always. But you're supposed to use the jaded network anyway.
You get what you pay for typically. If Amimaru pays garbage wages then odds are they'll end up with alot of bottom of the barrel freelancers.I've also noticed they prioritize speed (so they can make more money), so as long as you're fast by their standards, they'll likely think you're doing well even if your translations aren't that good. Speed is always at the cost of accuracy.
>>223792490The jaded network is incomplete and I've seen sound effects used in very odd ways by some mangaka. I can usually guess what a sound effect is by looking at what's going on in the panel. Sound effects don't usually have only one meaning. You could probably guess 90% of it to save time.
Do you get any say in what you translate for Amimaru? Like is there a pool of projects to pick from or do they just hand you random things? And what publishers do they usually work with? I heard they were involved with Tokyo Revengers but I'm not too familiar with them.
>>223792779You get assigned random stuff. Manga Planet and futekiya.
I'm half tempted to apply just to see if they think I meet their standards. It'd be a series of rush jobs I'd do as a part time gig for extra cash.
>>223793282Do it anon, you meet the nicest people in amimaru.
>>223792223Holy shit, that was fast. Thank you friend
>>223737544Yeah I prioritized results for entirely screentone manga with ~70 jpeg quality with the model. Still trying to improve it as much as possible, might focus on getting good results with lower quality pages eventually.>>223737712>>223740948Screentone variety was a pretty big issue with my original dataset, so you can certainly expect some inconsistencies on fancier pages.
>>223793477Is that sarcasm?
>>223793477Implying you meet anyone while working freelance for a company that pays shit and didn't want to credit you
>>223793872You got the link to the upscaler Anon?
>>223794517If I end up translating BL I'd prefer not to be credited. Or if they're forced to credit me just make up a name.
>>223794584https://mega.nz/file/nR51EYYC#RcAKkxb8hAzvZAj4TLxnAukd9gbrYuUeyjUp2l1ffb8this is the model, to actually use it you will need this softwarehttps://github.com/JoeyBallentine/ESRGAN/It's a bit tricky to set up if you have no experience with running python applications, but there are probably guides for it online somewhere.
When you give Amimaru an alias, do you just tell them what to credit you as or do you give them a business PayPal address with your alias as the business name?
Small tip for typesetters who can't shape a line in a bubble perfectly roundly: you can change the text size from 100% to 95%, lower the VA just a bit, and individually kern the letters so they are more crowded, and the readers usually don't notice too much.
is there an easier way to stroke text in gimp?
>>223790912Uploading to mega allows anyone to download it as a zip. Also you may want to compress the files down smaller with something like PNGauntlet. Makes loading in every instance slightly quicker.
>>223796537Get photoshop is the answer but no one wants to hear that.
>>223796537It's unironically easier in paint.net with the Boltbait plug in pack. Effects, outline object, and it outlines everything on the transparent layer. You can also select text and rotate/move it on that same layer using the move selected pixels tool.
I'm translating Five Star Stories vol 15. I should have the first half of Traffics 3 done this weekend.
>>223797946There's also content aware fill plugin.
>>223751004What's it actually called?
How do you guys sit down and get shit done. I might have ADD but actually sitting down and doing more than one sentence worth of work feels like a magnet is pulling me away to do anything else.
>>223796537seems there are a couple of scripts and plugins people have made for it
>>223798146do some exercise to clear the mind first?
>>223796887it's more about the principal of it
>>223798146It's about hitting the right flow state. I like to put my headphones on and listen to something instrumental. For example right now on spotify I'm listening to Tony MacAlpine's Concrete Gardens on repeat. I barely mentally register it but the rhythm keeps me productive.
>>223796671I use pinga.
>>223798146Podcasts. I spend about 3-4 hours an evening half-listening to podcasts, and that's when I work. I can usually do a page or two an hour like that.
>>223798425Music is good but I read it's best to avoid lyrics at least not ones that you can understand as language
>>223798146Warhammer 40K Audiobooks. Used to be podcasts. Obviously, I can't listen and translate at the same time, but for cleaning, it's perfect. If anything it makes me take draw out the cleaning process so I can get through more of the books. I can listen while typesetting too, though I spend a lot of time pausing and rewinding if I do that, as soon as I actually read the text I'm putting on screen.
>>223798780Good point. When I'm not listening to instrumentals I'll listen to something Scandinavian or Russian because I have zero vocab in any of those languages. I do listen to a lot of metal though so I gravitate towards the music from those countries anyways. The point is to allow you to zone the unquiet part of your mind and focus on the task at hand.
>>223797992I hope that's not yours.
>>223798956Why whatever do you mean?
>>223799154Don't use Comic Sans for typesetting I think everyone knows this by now
>>223735968You really are an autistic idiot aren't you.Wild Words is a good font and that image shows exactly where it excels
>>223799247I absolutely refuse to do a good job on this project because I am doing it out of spite. It is not because I want to translate Five Star Stories that I am translating Five Star Stories. It is because nobody else would. So I am determined to make it as terrible as possible in the hope that it will irritate someone else.It's the "Leela pitches Blurnsball" effect. Do a job really terrible to motivate someone else to do it better.
>>223799397Is that the policy government relies on?
>>223799154Try using Astro City or Wild Words for the dialogues and New Era for explanation at the bottom.not a scanlator tho so might look like shit.
>>223799528Governments have money printers.
>>223798146Dump the raws and then make it a challenge to finish the translation before the thread dies.
>>223799675So how do we explain their incompetence?
>>223798146Starting is always the hardest part for me. Once I do though, I can go for hours without break.
Thoughts on waifu2x denoising?
>>223800656I wish I'd started using it sooner.
>>223800656For >2550 res it can be pretty alright, anything lower and it will remove a lot of detail. Also make sure to not use 1x scale, since with that setting they just run 2X then use a way too sharp downscaling algorithm.
>>223800656It's never given me any results I thought looked better than what I already had to work with.
>>223798146You don't, procastinating for 1 hour just because you have to search for a new font should be the norm
>>223765675Contact me at email@example.comSorry that took forever for me to get back at you.
I hate MD!
Why are thin bubbles allowed
He hates it!
>>223804500Just copy a big bubble from another page/manga and cover it.
>>223804596well thats saved me a lot of pain, thank you anon.
I've not checked the raws for black general in a while, but just look at the loli General
>>223807097only two panels sadly
idk if the mermaids anon is still here but i saw the magazines on sale on yahoo auctions
>>223808225I think he found the last ones he needed and was looking for a translator last time I saw him.
Are there any other low paying translation companies besides Amimaru?
>>223809316All of them. It's nuggets of shit for the freelancers,
>>223810477That's why I mtl for dlsite
>>223795653I'd like to know this too
>>223799397The lesson you need to learn is that once it’s been done once, even badly, nobody will ever do it again. Ever.Either do it properly the first time, or just dump a script and let somebody else do the TS.
>>223810679What's the fastest way to do that?
>>223813467Sharex's ocr with google and deepl or deepl with papago
Would anyone with a decent level of ability be interested in editing/typesetting this: https://www.mangaupdates.com/series.html?id=144024It's only a 14 chapter series so would like to finish it after doing the first two a while back, especially as my other projects have wrapped up, but fug I hate editing.
>>223812654>nobody will ever do it againunless it's hentai and popular in which case 3 fuckers will do it
>>223820502Thanks for that, I did rip the free chapter-by-chapter web raws earlier, which appear to be higher res funnily enough but not sure if they're just upscales maybe then and which may be better (compare to 0035.png in your vol 1 folder for instance).
>>223800656waifu2x is sin, as with any modification of raws besides horizontal alignment and basic leveling. Return to the pure ways.
I want to start doing work for commission and have a few questions.Should I worry about any legal repercussions for this?What's the best place to get started What are the usual rates ?
>>223824050>Should I worry about any legal repercussions for this?Always possible but haven't heard of anyone being sued besides actual sites hosting masses of content. Might get DMCA'd though. Could only take crypto if you want to be maximum opsec though.>What's the best place to get started Upload a few quality things that will get high views onto sadpanda advertising your services>ratesAnywhere from $0.75 - $2/page for script only to $1.50 - $3.00+/page edited depending on your brand quality.
>>223798394Why? What do they have against PS?It's great at what it does and makes scanlation a breeze.I specifically use CS6 but I assume any version is just as good as the others.
>>223808741He did find a translator. I've translated chapter 2, if he gives me the go-to I'll start working on ch3
>doing it for free
>>223824422I use CS6 and I can't seem to set Typer Tools to work. Does anyone have any idea what might be the issue here? Is it a version thing?>>223824815I love it when other people read a manga I love.
>>223824995Is your windows set to a non-english locale? I know with CS5 the type tool wouldn't work unless it was in an english locale. mind you this was the english-only version... so different version may be different
>>223824422He might just be a freetard, but for me the Photoshop UI is just retarded.
>>223825477Typer Tools is a Photoshop plugin
>>223825730And what do you use, anon?
>>223825730>the Photoshop UI is just retardedCan you give some specific problems you have with it?
>>223825939If I had to go back to typesetting, I'd use Scribus. I've tried it before and while it has a few bugs that make your life harder, it also has some handy features Photoshop doesn't even dream of. GIMP for cleaning and simple single-page jobs.>>223826015Oh mate, I could go for hours.
>>223826357that just looks like a way shittier version of indesign
>>223827667Not seen this one before
>>223800656cursed compared to proper filteringi would rather see ESGRAN upscale man
>>223824422It's fun to explore alternatives even if PS works fine plus it might not always be convenient to pirate it
>new mangadex update>still not uploading allowedWhy are they not prioritizing the most important thing their site is known for doing?
>>223828345They prioritized the fucking mobile interface first, you think they give a shit about the ""community""? Topkek.
>>223828345My guess is that uploading is a potential vector for exploitation and they need to make sure it's safe in the future. I think one of the ways that HOMBRE got access was uploading php files.
>>223828345>enable uploading>10 groups upload solo leveling>entire site crashes again, same as alwaysI'd be shitting my pants about enabling uploading too
Is ripper anon around?
>>223829865what do you need
>>223824156Thanks for the information anon
b u m p
>>223824995dude typer tools was developed for cc2018 and newer, you're def shit outta luck
>>223827860scanlation school has a very thorough collection of these
Does having shit ton fonts installed cause any problems?
>>223831832500 is not that badit generally starts getting bad around 2000 from what ive seen
>>223831879Ah that's good to know. The thing is that I installed them when I didn't know about font managers. I do want to uninstall them now but it sounds like a real pain in the ass to do it manually and a bit risky too if I end up uninstalling a system font.Thanks for the input anon
>>223830059Can you rip from kindle too?
>>223832213aren't your personally added fonts stored in a local font folder? system fonts should be locked up in other locations
>>223833513Idk anon, for me all fonts are in the same folder. arial is a system font right?
>>223833992yes but hey were probably in the file pack that you installed
>>223834165anon I am pretty sure this folder has all my system fonts too since I am pretty sure I didn't install the picrel font and many others like it
>>223837295what's the folder address? remember to scrub your username
>>223833623I don't get this meme at all, but I love it.
>>223837363C:\Windows\Fonts or press windows key+r and type fonts
>>223837536Ah I see what's happening now.
Quick reminder that you can put fonts in \Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Fonts (you may need to create the folder) if you want to install them for PS only.
>>223837295How did you install these fonts that you added originally? Did you just copy and paste into C:\Windows\Fonts?
>>223838125Not him but thats what ive been doing. Is this gonna fuck me over?
>>223839419not for a while, but it will eventually.
>>223839419not really it will just affect how easy it is to unpick themthis seems to be for 7 but it's probably not much different for 10, https://superuser.com/questions/407804/where-are-the-physical-font-files-stored
>>223839604>>223839689hmm alright. guess ill get a font manager set up to prevent this from becoming an issue
>>223824050You can also upload to dex when it's reenabled with a a line about where you can be contacted about commissions. You don't even need to admit to being a newbie, just play your freebie adverts off as existing commissions.Just make sure to be realistic about when your work will be done and be good about communication. Make sure not to take on more work than you can handle, especially if the person wants the work done in a small timeframe.Make sure to set up a paypal. If you don't want them to know your real name, set up a business one as a sole proprietorship. And set up any rules or content standards you might have, like "I won't do BL" or "I won't do chapters for a series already being translated". But if you want maximum money, just do everything.
>>223838125Nope, I just double clicked and installed the fonts I needed.
MTLers assemble >>223842777
>>223832213In my case my system told me that system fonts couldn't be uninstalled, so you shouldn't be able to. There was a case where a non-essential font popped up a yellow triangle in my typesetting program after I uninstalled it, but I just restored it from Recycle Bin after that.
>>223822557The raws are already modified by the JPEG artifacts.At a low denoising strength, the result is 100% certainly closer to the uncompressed original than the JPEG is.
>>223843160Oh yeah, it's the same for me too. Thanks anon, hopefully the bootup speeds are faster now.>>223838125anon as it turns out you can't actually delete system fonts, windows won't let you in the first place hence just mass selecting and deleting got rid of the excess fonts.
>>223843102Isn't it already done?
hoop de hoop
The fuck does 久しくない mean? I can't tell from the context if it's "it hasn't been that long since..." or if it's "it's been a long time since..."
>>223847505Nai is negative form. So "It's hasn't been that long..." or whatever sounds best in context.
Does anyone know more about ACBF (Advanced Comic Book Format)?https://acbf.fandom.com/wiki/Advanced_Comic_Book_Format_Wiki
>>223847505>>223847889>there are faggots translating RIGHT NOW who don't know the most basic adjective/verb conjugations自殺していただけると大変嬉しくなりますが...
>>223726121>>223726134What's your go to fonts for moans in H doujin?
>>223848637seems interesting, but impractical
>>223848837What would you expect of MTLers?
>>223849567That's the secret... these aren't the MTLers.
>>223848939You can just use mango from fuckedsilly.eu
>>223849567 I knew a self-taught person that didn't know tachi makes words plural. And because shippers they thought aibou automatically means romantic relationship.
A bad translator can be worse than a machine translator.
>>223740282I knew it. I noticed that there was long sentence spoken but two words. First thought it was a timing error turns out the entire thing is wrong.Fuck this shit atleast I am glad that I went with a release that had both official and fansubs
My written vocabulary is almost zilch, but I do have some oral vocabulary and I know the basic grammar and nuances. I want to read the rest of >>223745492 but I don't feel like telling a scanning group I don't donate to how to do their jobs. I'm seriously considering just doing a ghetto-shit scan using jisho.I figure my scans will be complete shit but maybe the process will help me learn some new words, and at least I'd get to see the rest. Maybe I could just post those scans here to get feedback.What do you think? Is it worth it.
>>223852260You don't have to scanlate a manga to read it if you already know some nip, baka.
>>223853005I think he's mainly looking for a good proofreader to teach him more Japanese.
>>223852260Reach out to them, chances are someone's just busy, they could probably use more manpower.Don't just be content with doing a shit job, do it right or don't do it at all. If you don't know how, dump it in a thread and we'll tell you.
Do you translate literally or liberally?
>>223855789世の中は世知辛い will always, without fail, become "We live in a society" on any project I'm involved in. Hope that answers your question.
>>223851465Self taught can be a real red flag. The person just memorizes a minimum and will likely overlook basic fundamentals that you would be taught in university.
>>223857729fuck>end page edits: tired or wired?
>>223857729>>223857826Dumb as hell, but kinda fun. Unless you have to come up with one.
>>223848637sounds a lot like epub just without the html
>>223858487Does that mean the text layer would be different and shit? So no need of cleaning the raws
>>223855789Liberally. It's just so much more fun. So long as I'm not getting paid for this shit, my own enjoyment is paramount.>>223856078待たせたな will always be "Kept you waiting, huh?" for me.
>>223859609Of course not, that's completely unrelated.The current manga epubs are literally 1 html file per page, and the html file contains exactly 1 IMG element.This would just remove the html layers and have images directly.
>>223859676but>Definition of text layer separate from background graphics as well as reading order of text areas in itDoesn't this mean the text layer would be supplied separately?
>>223859637>>223856078based. having fun while doing something hobby related should have the most priority.
>>223859799It may exist in the format but no one's going to use it, especially not in Japan of all places, at least for another 20 years.
>>223859609Potentially yes, but don't expect publishers to actually make use of that feature.
>>223859960>>223860005Well it's atleast something ig. Although seeing that the 1.0 version released almost a decade back and I haven't seen anybody use it is a bummerhttps://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php?topic=3133.30
>>223859637I don't do memes, but I do tend to change some things to how I perceive each character. I feel like some people go straight up localization and charge large parts of the script.
Let's not forget "substance fillers" where the translator adds entire lines to pad out the bubbles.
- Run all lines through machine TL- Localize the results since it was never going to be very accurate anyway, so it might as well as least sound fluent and entertaining in English- Typeset at least adequately to make release seem to have some quality/legitimacy.- Watch most readers eat my garbage up.
>>223864046>Stereotypical dwarf character whose speech pattern includes old geezer speak like "Washi zo" and "Suman".>In translation have him say things like "Aye, lad".Stuff like that?
>>223864643That would be what I'd do. As for localizers I was talking about the ones that make up random stuff and replace actual lines with it, because they think it sounds cool, deep, or funny.
>>223864643I wish I was from a place that had an interesting regional dialect. I absolutely do not have the conscience to use irish/scottish/australian/south african, even for jokes.
I became jaded after realizing people will defend bad translations since it's "better than nothing". And then there are the bad translators. "We worked hard on this". "All these clearly mistranslated lines were just open to interpretation". Or they just tune out criticism entirely and change nothing when it's clear the group isn't fit to be translating anything. I swear there's people who learned the language in less than a month and have deluded themselves into thinking they're fluent.
>>223865054Where are you from, Utica?
>>223865087Machine TL is only hated when it's clearly machine TL. As long as you phrase it to sound good in English most people won't care. But that means in most cases you have to be a native English speaker.
>>223865203Officially ESL, but I can fake it well enough. Just not any specific region/country.
>>223865087People will defend garbage they enjoyed everywhere in every medium and genre with the exact same arguments and retorts. At some point you just need to start ignoring people on a certain side of the bell curve or you'll always be angry and arguing. Don't measure the value of your work by their approval.