Friday, February 03, 2006

Should Dutch be the next MahjongTime language?

MahjongTime is available to players all around the world, so we are considering various languages to add to English. Players will soon have the choice to choose between English and another language to display all of the text in MahjongTime in. Which language should be next? Please post your opinion below.

27 comments:

Sjanana said...

Dutch would be the ideal second language, because of all the international players the dutch are very well represented. The game is very popular already and will only increase more in popularity.

Li Yo Zhong said...

Mahjong is a game of Chinese origin. Several millions of Chinese around the world play on a regular basis and many play online at the many Mahjong sites out there. Simplified- and traditional-character Chinese language would seem to be the most logical choice for Mahjong Time. Other Mahjong sites already operate in such a manner.

Anonymous said...

Portuguese Brazil

Anonymous said...

Dutch a second language for mahjongtime? YES
Else101

Anonymous said...

And German!!

Anonymous said...

french is an good idea too.

Anonymous said...

Dutch? NO
Norwegian? YEAH!!!

Anonymous said...

Chinese definitely Chinese.
Wonder if you all know that more than half of the people in MT are Chinese. Some don't even chat because they don't understand English. And there should be both trhe traditional and simplified form.
Hell. Why dutch?

Anonymous said...

Les informations devraient ĂȘtre en français afin qu'on puisse consentir en toute connaissance de cause.

yakuz888 said...

MJ is a traditional chinese game so the 2nd language of MJT should be chinese
nevertheless, the help, rules and scoring section should be in several language in order to help foreign people understand this international game (i propose Dutch, French and Spanish: the most popular language)

Anonymous said...

ja, goed idee!

fatchoi said...

Any language would be great, but Chinese is a must as this is originally a Chinese game afterall...

But before languages are added, how about some major improvements to the extremely slow system that usually lags at the most crucial and critical moments in a game and the system automatically chucks a tile for you which sometimes leads to a 'mahjong' from another player which you can guess and figure that it can be extrememly fustrating and not an enjoyable experience!!!

Let's get the system working good and proper before adding anything else to further slow down the fustrating system!

MahjongTime said...

Since we are experiencing more activity and traffic than we have projected we experienced some performance problems, We just released a new version that should take care of the performance problem. MahjongTime staff is doing everything to get the servers completely lag-less as soon as possible. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please let us know if you still experience any problems with the performance of the game.

-MahjongTime Staff

Anonymous said...

Ja graag!!

a3geffen said...

Don't bother with Dutch. Most players speak/read English. Focus on the larger public. Think of Spanish, Portugese or Chinese.

Anonymous said...

I think Chinese should be the next language added because it goes with the origin of the game! It makes plain sense that they should be tied together.

Anonymous said...

I think for the game info it would be good to do that in dutch chinees, dutch,spanish and french

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind Dutch (as I am..), but most Dutch people actually are very good at English, so it's probably not really necessary.

CatsGuardian said...

the chinese already know this game by heart.... they dont need chinese tekst to get the game..
so i vote for dutch - or maybe spanish/french

Anonymous said...

Hungaryen

Anonymous said...

i'm french...i think chineese should be the next language, but if possible to have differents language for scoring and rules, for all new players join, chineese, french, dutch, spanish will be better.
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Anonymous said...

Dutch? no
Japanese? no
Chinese? no
Spanish? no
French? hmmm...
Polish? cool!

Anonymous said...

Adorei sobre comentarios, o Mahjong
game eo jogo chines, mas porque nao
tem site em chines, se tiver poderia me avisar, muito obrigado!

Anonymous said...

Dutch and german wil be good !!!

Bazza said...

I vote for Chinese.

Bazza said...

I'd be happy if could just use Chinese characters in the chat box.

KaLefty said...

Simplified Chinese (Easier to see those symbols on a screen than traditional), French (NATO Language), Spanish (Que Paso?), Dutch, and then of course CANADIAN.