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Localization question

Postby Worldie » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:51 am

Hai guyse, I know few (very few) of the readers use WoW localized in some language (I'm quite sure I've seen both french and german around).

I was toying with WoW in Italian, but I'm facing a odd problem: How do you find out the name of a item/spell in English if you want to look for it on Wowhead? Is there any other way other than linking the item and asking someone to click it and tell the english name?
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Re: Localization question

Postby Sagara » Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:16 am

Select your item in Italian, then use the language option (top right), and select English. It will load the same page in english.

EDIT: FARK, Wowhead is not up to date for Italian yet :-/ Back when French wasn't available I used to memorise the translation or guesstimate a query to have a wieldable list, then check the near-matching names individually
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Re: Localization question

Postby degre » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:07 am

I was going to suggest to use battle.net site in Italian, but I've verified now that, while you can link items from your armoury, the search of items doesn't seem to be implemented.

Or you could switch back your client to English.

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Re: Localization question

Postby Zobel » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:26 am

ptr.wowraider.ru has Italian localization for items and spells, if you're willing to look past the Russian and use the search field.

Look up Bracciali di Stoffa Umida. Pick English from the drop down menu (or edit the url) and find out it's Sodden Cloth Bracers.

Look up cura rapida. Find out it's flash heal.

That should get you by until wowhead adds its own Italian localization.
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Re: Localization question

Postby Nooska » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:11 am

That reminds me;
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Re: Localization question

Postby culhag » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:18 pm

There's no way in-game to know the original name of something, other than asking someone with the english client.

I do like Sagara : go to the Wowhead page in french, switch to english.
I'm sure it will be updated with Italian soon enough !
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Re: Localization question

Postby Flex » Fri Aug 31, 2012 2:23 pm

use the item ID: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/i ... 9-1.9.html

wowhead links are http://www.wowhead.com/item=<itemid> for actual items. Factions, profession skills and other things work differently.
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