Archive for November, 2009
Typing in other languages has been the #1 most requested feature since way back when TypeRacer was born. Today we’re launching the first international release of TypeRacer with support for 51 languages!
Click on the change your language link at the bottom of the homepage to see the full selection. The name and flag of the language you’ve selected will appear under the logo in the upper left corner. Your race results and typing speed will be saved separately for each, so it’s easy to track your progress in any language.
TypeRacer has always appealed to an international audience, and I’m happy to give you all the ability to race in your language. Even if English is your primary language, it’s fun to learn how to type in other languages. So far, I’ve mastered Spanish and French, and struggling with Russian, as you can see in the screenshot above.
This release represents a giant leap into the future for TypeRacer, but it isn’t perferct. For one thing, the text translations need more work. We used Google Translate on the English texts and the results, at best, are easy to type but don’t make much sense. In the worst case, some of the translations might contain left-over English characters and punctuation, requiring a brief switch of keyboard layouts to type them. We’ve tried to correct all the texts to the best of our ability, but with all these languages, we now have 23000 texts to keep track of! Let us know if you see any errors in your language and we’ll try to fix them right away.
TypeRacer International is still a work in progress. Over the coming months, we’ll work on improving the text quality and also translating the menus and captions. But the main thing right now is to get more people typing in other languages, so that you’re not just racing against bots. We need your help to spread the word. Send out the URL for the homepage in your language to all your friends or go head-to-head with them in a private racetrack for your language of choice. We have empty high scores to fill in every language, so start racing!Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 84 so far )