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    Player Kazushi's Avatar
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    Large list of errors

    We have a large list of English client localization errors here: https://www.ffxiah.com/forum/topic/55156/localization-errors-typos-english-client/#3533407

    Item IDs are included for convenience. As they are fixed, I will remove them from this link.
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    Greetings and salutations,

    Thank you again for your continued feedback on FFXI! We've passed the information off to our localization team and have received the following response to share with you today.


    Good day, adventurers!
    Neil from FFXI Localization here.

    I wanted to take the time to thank you all for this wonderfully comprehensive list of various typographical issues. Please accept my heartfelt apologies for the difficulties and confusion that these issues have caused you, particularly those that have been in the game for some time. A number of these are relatively quick fixes, whereas others require careful confirmation before I can push a fix live. However, we are correcting many issues—particularly weapon and armor help text—in the October 2020 version update. I will be getting to the more complicated ones in the months ahead.

    Your passion for FFXI and desire to see Vana’diel shine continues to amaze me even after having worked on this game for many years. Thank you for continued support, and I hope that you continue to enjoy the wonderful experiences that the team has in store.

    Again, many thanks for catching, documenting, and providing us with this feedback. Please feel free to relay these messages to the contributors on FFXIAH!
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    Player Kazushi's Avatar
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    Thank you for all of these fixes Neil, we all appreciate the work.

    The original post linked to above has been updated, and the fixed items were removed. Please be sure to check again for more errors that are being reported by community members.
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    Player Dragoy's Avatar
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    It would be nice if these issues were posted here, preferably not as a one large list, but perhaps that's just me.

    It would also be nice if other reports related to localisation enjoyed some attention as well, some of which have been reported for years.

    Regardless, it's nice to see things getting fixed, so thank you all for that!

    As a sidey-note, there totally is a 'u' in 'smouldering' in English [1][2]. If memory serves me right-like, the use of UK and US spelling has been somewhat inconsistent in places over the years, and while there already are a few other items using the spelling without the 'u', there still is the enemy called 'Smouldering Dahak', which I imagine might cause more work if it were to be changed than if the item names would all use the form with the 'u'.

    I'm pretty sure the localisation team is aware though, and they've decided to go with what they've decided to go with. :]

    1. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/smouldering
    2. https://www.thefreedictionary.com/smouldering
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    Player Alhanelem's Avatar
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    US English usually deletes the more-or-less silent U in words like these. Most of the time the game seems to be using US English though sometimes rest-of-the-world English does slip in. FFXIV on the other hand, really mixes it together, especially with a lot of the NPCs using archaic terminology like "pray" instead of "please."

    https://www.dictionary.com/browse/smoldering?s=t
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