• PhillS (cs)

    Hmmm, 'Paradox' data editor was probably fairly accurate.

  • Vollhorst (unregistered)

    Paradox Entertainment? They always have problems like this. Games that install themselves under a different name and afterwards fail to find their own resource files and so on. But the games are great. ;)

  • Someone You Know (cs)

    Existential Quandary:

    Is the string "unknown string" an unknown string?

  • Charlie (unregistered)

    If you don't know the string, then press Yes

  • DJ Beret (unregistered)

    I don't get whether the WTF in the last picture is that some messages are in Czech although the environment is in English, that they are displayed in windows-1252 instead of windows-1250, or that "desktop" should translate as "plocha".

  • Jonathan Vincent (unregistered)

    Windows does go funny when you have more than one language on there, you can get some really strange things. There is some library of translations somewhere, so when you use windows supplied widgets you get the translation I think.

    Just guessing, but these things tend to be literal translations, so I would guess it is asking you if you would like an icon on the desktop, and/or an icon in the start menu.

  • Joe Broderick (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know

    I think the more pressing question is: Is it 'yes' or 'no'...

  • Gord (unregistered) in reply to Joe Broderick

    The Czech options are just transliterated. The developer probably wrote the app for a Czech audience but was too lazy to write the string in unicode. I think the options are asking whether the user wants the icons to be added to the desktop or the start menu folder.

  • Tringi (unregistered) in reply to Gord

    Almost correct ...the second option is for Quick Launch ;)

  • Pidgeot (cs) in reply to Gord
    Gord:
    The Czech options are just transliterated. The developer probably wrote the app for a Czech audience but was too lazy to write the string in unicode. I think the options are asking whether the user wants the icons to be added to the desktop or the start menu folder.

    But how does "ø" fit into that? To the best of my knowledge, that's only used for Danish, Norwegian and Faeroese (as a letter, that is).

  • Martin (unregistered)

    It's in Czech language (with wrong font codepage) and it asks if it should create icons on the desktop and in the menu... obviously translation is missing or mixed up :-)

  • Oxyd (unregistered) in reply to Pidgeot
    Pidgeot:
    Gord:
    The Czech options are just transliterated. The developer probably wrote the app for a Czech audience but was too lazy to write the string in unicode. I think the options are asking whether the user wants the icons to be added to the desktop or the start menu folder.

    But how does "ø" fit into that? To the best of my knowledge, that's only used for Danish, Norwegian and Faeroese (as a letter, that is).

    That’s because Windows messed up the encodings and displayed ‘ø’ where it should have displayed ‘ř’.

  • zolf (unregistered)

    If you want to have an agent with "clean access", then you must wash your text strings until they are secure and contain no compromising information.

  • Kederaji (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    Existential Quandary:

    Is the string "unknown string" an unknown string?

    Answer: We can't know until someone closes the window.

  • Spectre (cs)

    I'm not sure what "desktopu" means, but "sekci" looks strangely familiar.

  • Lars Vargas (cs)

    So that's why the dollar has been so weak lately. Travelex gave it a virus.

    Let's hope it gets better soon. I'd love to be able to afford to go to Europe again. I recommend chicken soup and avoiding unpatched Windows systems.

  • SWeko (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know

    And what is the sound of one hand clapping

  • Jan (unregistered)

    The "... desktopu" message should read "Vytvořit ikonu na desktopu"; I the installer must be accessing messages translated into Czech and it's not even unicode :(

  • HK-47 (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know

    Statement: I leave such philosophical problems to meatbags to sort out.

  • Cloak (cs)

    Translation not available

  • Chuck (unregistered)
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  • Covarr (unregistered)

    A problem with Cisco Clean Access Agent? Why am I not surprised? I used to need that program to connect to the internet while I was at college, and I was constantly having trouble with it.

  • Kanthalas (unregistered)

    OMG Google News is playing 6 steps of Kevin Back but with Arnold and the West Nile Virus!

  • Kanthalas (unregistered) in reply to Kanthalas
    Kanthalas:
    OMG Google News is playing 6 steps of Kevin Back but with Arnold and the West Nile Virus!

    Err Kevin Bacon. I need to register so I can edit...

  • AbbydonKrafts (cs) in reply to Chuck
    Chuck:
    Why Google news came up with that picture:

    Blame Canada.

    This is the image filename:

    http://photos.ecanadanow.com/Schwarzenegger1.jpg

  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Kederaji
    Kederaji:
    Someone You Know:
    Existential Quandary:

    Is the string "unknown string" an unknown string?

    Answer: We can't know until someone closes the window.
    But if the window closes when nobody is there, is the string still unknown?

    And if "unknown string" is an unknown string, does it know that it is unknown?

  • operagost (cs)

    Gov. Schwarzenegger's daily task list:

    • Crush my enemies
    • See them driven before me
    • Hear the lamentations of their women
    • Do something about those damn mosquitoes
  • Harrow (unregistered) in reply to Vollhorst
    Vollhorst:
    Paradox Entertainment? They always have problems like this. Games that install themselves under a different name and afterwards fail to find their own resource files and so on. But the games are great. ;)
    It's probably something written in Borland Paradox for Windows, or a utility for working with a Borland BDE database (commonly called 'Paradox' tables).

    Paradox and the BDE have been deprecated for over a decade now but the goddam stuff just won't die.

    -Harrow.

  • dusoft (unregistered)

    "desktopu" is in Czech. Also the dialog is partly in English and partly (the bottom part) in Czech.

    Basically the dialog asks, if you want to create the icons on the Desktop or in the QuickLaunch bar.

  • G Bob (unregistered)

    You mean to tell me rather than using the drivers to rotate the display (thus having error messages readable and the start menu aligned correctly), they created an entire flash movie rotated 90 degrees? I must say that is a WTF.

  • tin (cs)

    The Google one is nothing special. It does that quite often. The scary thing is when every photo comes up as <insert your most hated politician here>.

  • iToad (unregistered) in reply to real_aardvark
    real_aardvark:
    Kederaji:
    Someone You Know:
    Existential Quandary:

    Is the string "unknown string" an unknown string?

    Answer: We can't know until someone closes the window.
    But if the window closes when nobody is there, is the string still unknown?

    And if "unknown string" is an unknown string, does it know that it is unknown?

    As we know, there are known known strings. There are strings we know we know. We also know there are known unknown strings. That is to say, we know that there are some strings we do not know. But there are also unknown unknown strings. The strings that we don't know that we don't know.

    -- With apologies to D. H. Rumsfeld

  • Zylon (cs) in reply to G Bob
    G Bob:
    You mean to tell me rather than using the drivers to rotate the display (thus having error messages readable and the start menu aligned correctly), they created an entire flash movie rotated 90 degrees? I must say that is a WTF.
    Yes, it's truly horrifying that they had to include that one line of ActionScript:
    _root._rotation = 90;
  • CunningPike (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know

    As we know, there are known strings; there are strings we know we know. We also know there are known unknown strings; that is to say we know there are some strings we do not know. But there are also unknown unknown strings -- the ones we don't know we don't know.

  • @"" (unregistered)

    Three strings went into a bar. The bartender asked, "Do I know you?"

    The first string said "Yes, you know me, and you know you know me."

    The second string said "No, you don't know me, but you know you don't know me."

    The third string said "No, you don't know me, and you don't know you don't know me."

    The fourth string said "Yes, you know me, but you don't know you know me."

    The fifth string said "Three of us don't count. They know who they are. Or maybe they don't know who they are. Or maybe they don't know whether they know or don't know."

  • Valdez (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know

    There are known known strings (strings we know we know) and known unknown strings (stings we know we don't know), but there also unknown unknown strings (strings we dont know that we dont know) wwhich we have encountered.

  • user (unregistered)

    I don't know.

  • paratus (unregistered) in reply to Vollhorst
    Vollhorst:
    Paradox Entertainment? They always have problems like this. Games that install themselves under a different name and afterwards fail to find their own resource files and so on. But the games are great. ;)

    Fun fact, did you know that Paradox entertainment is a swedish firm, and that the CEO bought all the stocks after having been there a couple of years? ;) Also, the now owner is not a programmer, cannot program if his life depended on it, but otherwise is a pretty cool dude. ;)

  • paratus (unregistered) in reply to SWeko
    SWeko:
    And what is the sound of one hand clapping

    It is a massive transdimentional wave of energy that will kill anyone in your vincinity and also send you to elyssium to have a chat with god. ;) If you dont believe me, check Bacon and Egg comics for reference. ;)

  • The General (cs) in reply to SWeko
    SWeko:
    And what is the sound of one hand clapping
    It's "cl". I thought everyone knew that. Maybe they knew it, but didn't know that they knew it...
  • ender (cs) in reply to Pidgeot
    Pidgeot:
    Gord:
    The Czech options are just transliterated. The developer probably wrote the app for a Czech audience but was too lazy to write the string in unicode. I think the options are asking whether the user wants the icons to be added to the desktop or the start menu folder.
    But how does "ø" fit into that? To the best of my knowledge, that's only used for Danish, Norwegian and Faeroese (as a letter, that is).
    It looks like the installer is Inno Setup, which is an ANSI application. The strings were written in cp1250, but are displayed as cp1252.
  • wtf (unregistered)

    the paradox one is boring, it is probably a user error anyway - he selected that weird language himself. it's also obvious what it means even without knowing the language: create icon a) on desktop b) in quick launch

    the dialog box is asking: "Will you click 'No'?" now, how to answer without having a brain meltdown...

  • JS (unregistered)

    Heh, the paradox installer screen is in Czech and these are those classical questions (Do you want to create an icon on desktop etc...)

    It also has a bad encoding. Some of those strange characters actually do not exist in Czech.

  • DZVlad (unregistered)

    well, actually "desktopu" isn't funny for a person that's familiar with any Slavic language, such as Russian, Slovak or Czech.

  • Gilhad (unregistered)
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  • The General (cs) in reply to DZVlad
    DZVlad:
    well, actually "desktopu" isn't funny for a person that's familiar with any Slavic language, such as Russian, Slovak or Czech.
    It made me laugh, for precisely that reason. I have a couple of Czech friends who would likely laugh at it too.
    Gilhad:
    1.desktop 2.desktopu 3.desktopu 4.desktop 5.desktope 6.desktopu 7.desktopem
    "Desktopu"? Locative? Create an icon? This is motion towards isn't it boy?! (Correct me if I'm wrong, which wouldn't be at all surprising.) "Ikonu" looks OK once you realise the nominative is "ikona" rather than "ikon".
  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to The General
    The General:
    DZVlad:
    well, actually "desktopu" isn't funny for a person that's familiar with any Slavic language, such as Russian, Slovak or Czech.
    It made me laugh, for precisely that reason. I have a couple of Czech friends who would likely laugh at it too.
    Gilhad:
    1.desktop 2.desktopu 3.desktopu 4.desktop 5.desktope 6.desktopu 7.desktopem
    "Desktopu"? Locative? Create an icon? This is motion towards isn't it boy?! (Correct me if I'm wrong, which wouldn't be at all surprising.) "Ikonu" looks OK once you realise the nominative is "ikona" rather than "ikon".
    It's not clear to me why "desktopu" should be funny to anybody, except possibly a Japanese geek.

    Not knowing Czech, or Slavic languages in general, I'd appreciate further detail on the declensions/genders of words like ikon/ikona.

    The whole PIE concept of "motion towards" has always struck me as a bit rickety. Accusative? Dative? Occasionally, absolute? (That's just Latin and Greek: throw in Sanskrit variants as applicable.)

    Anyway, I think what you really want here, just for clarity's sake, you understand, is the Vocative:

    "O User, dost thou wish to create an /icon[u pipe a, damn keyboard)]*/ on the desktop?"

    The absence of a button saying "Well, since you asked me so nicely, I'd be much obliged" is clearly the multi-lingual WTF here.

    PS An ugly verb went up to a noun in the bar and asked if it could go back to/with/from/by his/her/its place for a little adjective.

    The noun declined.

  • Arioch (unregistered) in reply to Someone You Know
    Someone You Know:
    Existential Quandary:

    Is the string "unknown string" an unknown string?

    Surely that depends on the presence of the observer. Those usual quantum effects, You know...

    PS: you'd better sais "a string" ;-)

  • KattMan (cs) in reply to The General
    The General:
    SWeko:
    And what is the sound of one hand clapping
    It's "cl". I thought everyone knew that. Maybe they knew it, but didn't know that they knew it...

    Yeah, the other hand makes the "ap" sound.

  • DrZak (unregistered)

    The texts near the two checkboxes means [X] - Create an icon on the desktop [ ] - Create an icon in the quick launch

    Its in czech and "desktopu" is an inflection

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