Scanlation Thread

StonedTime
StonedTime

What are you working on?
What are you being a lazy shit and not working on?
What do you need help with?
What do you wish got picked up?

All urls found in this thread:
http://pastebin.com/EWKX6H9k
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/requests/0.4.1
https://store.kobobooks.com
https://github.com/13xforever/DeDRM/commit/568b05995d0dad1c7977d906f0bbe188e3d22245#diff-a505326980d2025750a93b3011362e22L15
http://pastebin.com/2vndefZF
https://mega.nz/#!84xSHKJQ!aDUxoe-5cP7e_SdZRlOw-8vjCfn8cOyT9mZgWaKa3Kg
http://prettyanonymo.us/index.php/scanlation-resources/
https://mega.nz/#!t1cAwBrY!0t9m-BrjtLZTZeY9FUJLSXiQVedbu0Jvvg0qQR_RXes
http://www.manga-audition.com/comic-zenon/arte-by-kei-ohkubo/
http://homepage2.nifty.com/mtomisan/page198.html
TalkBomber
TalkBomber

Will I ever be good as the old masters?

FastChef
FastChef

I wish someone completed this Overman King Gainer

takes2long
takes2long

Ever since you switched to tank scans your typesetting turned to shit. What the fuck, man?

hairygrape
hairygrape

@takes2long
what

WebTool
WebTool

@takes2long
In what way?

Snarelure
Snarelure

For the guy who noticed that Rakuten killed the DeDRM plugin:

http://pastebin.com/EWKX6H9k

Skips the desktop app entirely (which makes downloading books en-masses pretty damn convenient). May or may not work for you.

Usage: python koboCMD.py <email> <password>

It was a genuine pain in the ass to do this, but I'm surprised no one else has written such an app. Also I noticed that the mobile version of Kobo bypasses restrictions on the desktop app. Some books just wouldn't download for me.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Snarelure
Also, it only works for Rakuten. To modify it for regular Kobo there's a parameter in the file that you can rename to 'kobo', which may or may not work. I haven't tested it recently.

Evilember
Evilember

@WebTool
Shitty text centering (noticeably lower than it should be) and way too small font size which makes text look tiny even in not big bubbles. Don't remember the pages/chapters, but I've been frequently seeing this kind of fuckups lately.
@Snarelure
Thank you. I was using makeshift way with 3.15 downgrade, but it was a huge pain in the ass.

likme
likme

@Evilember
I wrote it after automating my browser to do that coupon business on Kobo (using iMacros, which I could probably also share, but who knows if it'll work later and I think it still has my CC details) and not wanting to use the desktop app. I tested it just before and the method still works.

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Evilember
Thanks, my text has been getting smaller in bigger bubbles, because I thought it was... Too big.

likme
likme

@likme
Couldn't make iMacros do the whole job, for some reason with it some pages just kept endlessly loading, and because of that it couldn't proceed. What was the rick?
@Deadlyinx
Here, for example. I'd also increase the leading.

Inmate
Inmate

@likme
I figured out that the pages sometimes change upon seeing them more than once. So I coded the macros by hand mostly. I even put in the effort to use random Japanese names and phone numbers, although that was mostly out of amusement.

farquit
farquit

@Inmate
So cache clearing and logging out properly was also important.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Inmate
All right, I'm not a wise man. Installed Python 3.4.3, but in CMD I get:
File "directory where it is", line 16
print EMAIL
Syntax Error: Missing parentheses in call to 'print'

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@likme
I can definitely see it now.
That chapter I was too focused on trying to get the phrasing correct and didn't check my typesetting thoroughly. I'll make sure to double check every time.
Thanks!

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Fuzzy_Logic
You'll need Python 2.7. Don't ask why more people use 2.7 than 3, they fucked up in a lot of regards.

FastChef
FastChef

@Soft_member
Now it's
File "blahblah", line 2, in <module>
import requests
ImportError: No module named requests

I see it in the code though. Do I need something else installed?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@FastChef
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/requests/0.4.1
Literally 3 seconds in google, if you can't figure that out i really don't know what you're even trying to do.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Playboyize
Frankly speaking, I thought it would be as simple as just running the line in cmd.

girlDog
girlDog

@SniperGod
If you were on a Linux system, quite probably.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Playboyize
I'm getting AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'group'
It stops at line 57 around SUID = matcher.group(1)

Any idea how to fix this?

Evilember
Evilember

@likme
what's the name of this manga?

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Evilember
Boku no Pico.

Skullbone
Skullbone

For getting the region locked books from bookwalker, is there anything like clearing cache or changing account settings that I have to do other than using a VPN?

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Skullbone
No. It takes a couple minutes anyway.

likme
likme

@haveahappyday
regular Kobo
Ok now I'm super worried.
Can I deDRM in Calibre without this python script if I were to buy a book from https://store.kobobooks.com and wasn't using any fancy desktop app and was downloading all the acsms manually?

idontknow
idontknow

@likme
Normal Kobo shouldn't have changed, it's just if you want to skip their desktop app completely.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@idontknow
Thank god I almost had a heart attack after finding out that Rakuten owned Kobo and Overdrive.

Inmate
Inmate

@happy_sad
Is this cleaning practice?

whereismyname
whereismyname

@StonedTime
What are you working on?
Restore Garage 251
What are you being a lazy shit and not working on?
Work
What do you need help with?
I can't into photoshop but i'll probably learn it myself
What do you wish got picked up?
Yoroshiku Mechadoch

eGremlin
eGremlin

@Inmate
look /a/thread/130219177#p130256556

Firespawn
Firespawn

@happy_sad
Here's my try.
Too lazy to remove the text.

askme
askme

@Inmate
Why would you want to practice cleaning shitty magazine scans?

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@StonedTime
To the guy who translated Kiba no Tabishounen 55 yesterday here:
pastebin.com/a82cbbRV
Thank you very much, but page 7 (looking through the rest in a moment) isn't completely translated, I don't know if you'll see this, but if you could finish that, it would help a lot, but I'll try to figure it out somehow..

Evilember
Evilember

@happy_sad
Haven't scanlated in over 3 years. Kinda rusty.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Sir_Gallonhead
Where are you guys releasing?

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Sir_Gallonhead
I Iooked through it now and only pic related is untranslated. If someone can translate that it would be appreciated.

@New_Cliche
Batoto

Lunatick
Lunatick

doyaa

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@happy_sad
How's this?

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Lunatick
The screentones on her head look pretty bad, honestly. Share the raw?

likme
likme

scanlating
letting EOP remain EOP
perpetuating the misconception that the japanese language can be accurately translated to english

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

>>130260933
Dude pls

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@happy_sad
I like the art.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@happy_sad
tg is shit.

And all of you are cancerous anyway, since this shit is new on Sheeky Forums and no one gives a shit about scanning shit on Sheeky Forums

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@AwesomeTucker
since this shit is new on Sheeky Forums and no one gives a shit about scanning shit on Sheeky Forums
What

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@askme
Cause that's what most groups use?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Snarelure

Email and pass are unrecognized arguments?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@happy_sad
I don't have topaz installed, but I tried... half of it. I am sure glad I don't work on weekly magazines.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@Boy_vs_Girl
Shitty groups, you mean.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Bidwell
@askme
Someone sounds butthurt

Flameblow
Flameblow

@happy_sad
Where did you get this?

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Flameblow
He must be part of imperial scans

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Emberfire
According to imperial, they don't have raws yet.

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Soft_member
I'm not the translator, but it says:
The day after we carried you here…
Balzaar, the northern army commander, suddenly died.
The northern army commander…!?

Lunatick
Lunatick

@cum2soon
Thank you very much!

RumChicken
RumChicken

Why don't cleaners have standards anymore?

happy_sad
happy_sad

@RumChicken
Cause faster is better.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

that moment when you realize that you might be too retarded to learn how to clean properly, nor do you have an eye for detail
also probably too retarded to learn Japanese

Might as well kill myself, or become rich and pay someone else to do it.

hairygrape
hairygrape

Happy scans suck. That is all.

TreeEater
TreeEater

Someone do the last volume of Vulgar Ghost Daydream

I've been waiting for it longer than my niece has been alive

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@TreeEater
How much money are you willing to pay?

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Need_TLC
How much do you want?

whereismyname
whereismyname

@TreeEater
Try contacting "The End" scanlations to do it.
They specifically do series that have only 2 volumes or less to finish.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Emberfire
10 bucks per page.

takes2long
takes2long

@King_Martha
Kike scans pls

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Snarelure
Here is an another one for kobo
https://github.com/13xforever/DeDRM/commit/568b05995d0dad1c7977d906f0bbe188e3d22245#diff-a505326980d2025750a93b3011362e22L15

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Good news, I made some discoveries on honto. If everything goes well, I might have a ripper ready this weekend.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@CodeBuns
Horrifying.

Booteefool
Booteefool

@BlogWobbles
I'd be more interested in stuff that fucks over the paywall

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@BlogWobbles
You are the man!!!! I can't wait for it.
Where are you gonna drop your ripper? jCafe?

askme
askme

@Emberfire
You can get it less than few dollars a page

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Booteefool
Yeah.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Stupidasole
I meant it for
@Sir_Gallonhead

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Snarelure

I am too stupid for Python, it looks like it isn't recognizing the email/password as something that it logs in with, still. No idea how to fix it.

@BinaryMan

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@lostmypassword
got it. Just waiting for your post on there with naked.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@TurtleCat
Do you have Python 3.x installed? This script looks like it's written for 2.x.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

I've been thinking about scanlating the rest of Kami no Shizuku. It hasn't gotten new scans in ages, probably due to licensing (which I think didn't pan out, so there's essentially nothing).

I have all the raws and would be willing to do all the auxiliary work, but I have no translator.

If anyone is interested in this or knows someone who is, that could be neat.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@StonedTime
What do you wish got picked up?
A couple of days ago, I got into Blassreiter Genetic, it's got two volumes left and I'd very much like to know how it ends.

Techpill
Techpill

@TurtleCat
I told you more easier way with obok plugin.

1) Find the file "obok.py" in the ‘obok’ subdir from your obok_plugin.zip (Do NOT unziped).
2) Find the line from "obok.py"
deviceid = hashlib.sha256(‘NoCanLook’ + macaddr).hexdigest()
3) Replace the line the following with
deviceid = hashlib.sha256(‘XzUhGYdFp’ + macaddr).hexdigest()
4) Save it and reinstall your calibre.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@BlogWobbles
Bless you based user!

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@AwesomeTucker
Try contacting "The End" scans, they basically put your manga on this list for volunteer translators to give a look and see if they wanna do it or not.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@haveahappyday

Python 2.7

Flameblow
Flameblow

is HEART here?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Lunatick
How do you run it? Try something like this:

path to python.exe script.py arguments
instead of
python script.py arguments
or
script.py arguments

I have that issue where python doesn't take arguments if you run the script directly, maybe that's it.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Finished Shuumatsu no Tenki 7 tweest edition, now waiting for this month's issue of comic valkyrie which will probably drop today so I can do another two chapters of Maou/Himekishi.

Probably going to have done three chapters in three days by the end of it, the ride never ends.

Also still waiting on Tasogarebashi Ekimae raws from young comic which it's looking like no one will ever scan. ;_;

Lunatick
Lunatick

that cleaning
Why is this legal?

idontknow
idontknow

@Burnblaze

I might've gotten it working. It prints the email, and then a hash, but Obok doesn't detect a book with either 3.1.3 or @Techpill
's revision.

Soft_member
Soft_member

@BinaryMan
Thanks. I'll go check them out. I can translate it myself really just need someone willing to scan raws mainly

Inmate
Inmate

@Lunatick
B-But user... scanlation is i-illegal...

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@StonedTime
I'm supposed to be working on a busou shinki 4-koma, but busy with fansubbing an old robot show so not scanlating anything right now.

I wish more Kirara manga would get picked up.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Inmate
muh gray area

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Spazyfool
Imperial Scans here. Could you post the rest of the raws please? Strangely enough we were unable to find them.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Booteefool
So you guys don't make your own raws? Do they come off perfect dark or something?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@likme
My biggest problem with scanlation is the ESLfags who "translate" manga into horrible, awkward reading English because all they know how to do is use an online dictionary to do a 1:1 translation. If I can read an entire sentence of English words and have it mean literally nothing, then look at the raw and think "They didn't even come close to getting this line right" then those fucking idiots shouldn't be scanlating at all.

And no, it's not "better than nothing!"

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Emberfire
being this bully

idontknow
idontknow

@Fried_Sushi
You're overreacting. You just happen to know japanese and autistic enough to check back the raws. You have to know that those who read manga don't know a single word of Japanese and don't even try to think if the translation is accurate or not.
Also, you're ignoring the number of manga you read translated by ESLfags and their online dictionnaries but polished up by an editor/proofreader.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@idontknow
and don't even try to think if the translation is accurate or not.
Which is stupid on every level when so many are translated so poorly that the fact that it's translated incorrectly should be jumping out at you.

Also, you're ignoring the number of manga you read translated by ESLfags and their online dictionnaries but polished up by an editor/proofreader.
First off, I don't read scanlations unless they're done by a personal friend who I know is fluent and can actually write in English. Second, having an editor make the English seem more readable doesn't change the fact that the ideas are fundamentally translated wrong and the reader isn't getting the story the author wrote by any stretch of the imagination.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

GUYS GUYS DO IT LIKE PROS, SHRINK IT DOWN TO x1034 IT'S THE BEST

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Fried_Sushi
Why do people who can't speak enough japanese think it's okay to translate shit?
I've ran into faggots at N5 level working as translators.
I just don't understand this mentality at all.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@BinaryMan
They don't know Japanese OR English. It's horrible. They can't understand what they read, and even if they could, they can't turn it into English that preserves the tone, brevity, and original meaning.

When I joined my group I told them my moon sucked and I'd need help, and they were floored because apparently translators come with an obligatory God complex about their work. 99% of scanlation groups are just a bunch of stupid kids with no standards or quality control. And on top of that, they get territorial over manga they translate and distribute illegally. It's pathetic.

I just don't understand this mentality at all.
Neither do I. If I read a passage I don't understand, I get frustrated that I didn't understand it. From there I'll seek help from someone who can read better than I can until I can understand it. The thought "Well I guess I'll just give the TL a shot" would never cross my mind. If you're not even at the point where your Japanese is good enough to know when you've misunderstood a passage, and you can't parse out the parts that are giving you trouble, you have no business even attempting a translation.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Booteefool
I was working on a EbookJapan bypass, it's still a POC. And it's not so much a way of bypassing, but bruteforcing different things. I can't tell you it ain't easy.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@idontknow
It means it logs in, but it must be in some other format.

Remove the leading # of #print request.text and see if it prints out anything useful. It might be a restriction on which app you can use, because I saw the same thing with books you couldn't download through the desktop app.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@StonedTime
Fucking Japanese characters. Instead of taking a guess at the various possible problems, try:

print repr(request.text)

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Spazyfool
Where did you find that Magazines's raws? :O

whereismyname
whereismyname

Which one should I scan first?

askme
askme

@whereismyname
The one with Chen in it.

Techpill
Techpill

@viagrandad

http://pastebin.com/2vndefZF

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Techpill
Ok, well I can see what series you're having trouble with.

So, well it looks like it's visible by the app. Still don't know why it's not downloading it.

it = ET.iterparse(StringIO.StringIO(request.text.encode('utf-8')))
Before this line put another print repr(request.text)

I gotta go though, but I'll be back. There'll probably be a lot of output, so you probably have to increase the number of lines in your terminal.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@AwesomeTucker
@BinaryMan
Please don't remind me of this. This is why I had to stop reading ZKC scans.

That group is fucking horrendous and needs to kill themselves.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@StonedTime
Working on Hata's new series in Sunday.

5mileys
5mileys

@Evil_kitten
This is why I had to stop reading ZKC
Thanks for the reminder faggot.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@5mileys
You're welcome.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Fried_Sushi
EOP, please. Don't like it - scanlate yourself or edit ESL translations.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Evil_kitten
ZKC scans
Those are pretty bad, aren't they? Wish someone would step up and redo them. Though the series itself has gotten rather dull so I can understand any lack of interest.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Illusionz
I don't see why no one has done it yet. It's a fruit ripe for the picking. The quality of "Zettai Translation Project" is so fucking low it might as well be in a different language.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@kizzmybutt
I don't see why no one has done it yet.
No raws and lack of translators I guess.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@kizzmybutt
@Evil_kitten
I wonder if ZTP translates from Chinese scans, that could be why it's so terrible. Or maybe they just couldn't into English.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Lord_Tryzalot
You used some shit topaz clean3 parameters here, look at all the haloling and how the gradient looks like.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@LuckyDusty
Translator seems to be some mexican guy who couldn't speak english to save his life.
At least now he has someone to translate his scripts into readable english.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@LuckyDusty
This is another thing I don't understand.
Why would you ever translate from a translation? Might as well just name yourself as the writer since any trace of the original script would be long dead.

Inmate
Inmate

@TreeEater
So you can get your dick sucked without knowing Japanese.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Harmless_Venom
Did you read anything I posted?

EOP
もう漫画を翻訳するからそんなこと言うな

You ESLfags need to get off your high horse. No one cares that you know some English and another useless language. Either learn moon and English properly or fuck off.

Edit ESL translations
An inaccurate translation that reads kind of smoothly is still a shit translation because it completely fails to conveys the authors words on any level.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

here's mako-san
too lazy to translate any more, and too lazy to edit or check
https://mega.nz/#!84xSHKJQ!aDUxoe-5cP7e_SdZRlOw-8vjCfn8cOyT9mZgWaKa3Kg

Methshot
Methshot

@Emberfire
@Emberfire
Clean It then fag.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@LuckyDusty
Well keep it up then. Hope to see you actually done it.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@BlogWobbles
I have a bunch of shit I bought on Honto that's just sitting there. Please make this happen.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@PurpleCharger
Hmm... you mean I need more texture?

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@StrangeWizard
You oversharpened It.

Evilember
Evilember

@Sharpcharm
Sharpen was set at 1. I thought the more detail, the better :/

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@Evilember
Yes, but there's other ways to recover detail without sharpening the whole thing.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Ignoramus
I give up x_x

Evilember
Evilember

@StonedTime
Grisaia's L'oiseau Bleu Manga, chapter 9. It's a great series, and we've had a lot of fun working with it, but since we don't have a dedicated redrawer, I have to do them all and it's a bitch to say the least. Most of the time I do patch jobs underneath the typeset text, but it all comes out looking good, so it's not too bad. Just time consuming.

Other than that, we got some LDK in the works and a couple of Madoka Doujins which include some short stories at the end. To come soon, hopefully.

Still looking for people to work on stuff though, but since the group is so small, it's hard to keep people around.

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Soft_member
I second this.

Evilember
Evilember

@CodeBuns
jesus christ

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@CodeBuns
Fully aware it's shit but WSM is just not worth trying for.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@StrangeWizard
ad astra per aspera
Wot's it aboot?

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Methshot
What about this?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@kizzmybutt
Earth is under control by aliens a hundred years in the future and everything is peaceful, MC's friend wants to rebel and convinces him to help by telling him that as long as the aliens rule, nothing will ever change and Hunter and Berserk will never end.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@SniperWish
I guess there's no hope that Hayate will ever end either.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Stark_Naked
This week's chapter is basically Hata telling us not to worry about him having two series at the same time, Hayate will be fine.

Supergrass
Supergrass

To anyone who knows the guy who's working or was working on the Inari Konkon scans. Any word if we'll get a new chapter before christmas?

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Supergrass
Haven't seen him in a while. I was going to pick up where he left off, but decided not to since it's already fully translated by BookWalker. I'd assume that's why he hasn't done it either. The next chapter's been translated for nearly a year now, so don't get your hopes up on it being edited any time soon.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

So seeing these practice cleaned pages, what is the standard "size" of a finished page?

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@SniperGod
Wait so I know the manga is finished, but are you saying it's all been translated, just nobody's taken the TL's and slapped it on a page and then uploaded it. or are you saying someone's actually upload all the last chapters and I've missed it somewhere?

5mileys
5mileys

@Lord_Tryzalot
Get to work.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@SniperGod
translated by BookWalker
Is it any good?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@New_Cliche
Depends on the series, but it's usually around 1150-1600.

Methshot
Methshot

@New_Cliche
Weeklies are usually around 1300 to maximize topaz clean since they really need them. Monthlies tend to be around 1400, but better quality magazines and volumes can go up to whatever you want. I limit my releases to 1600 because any bigger and it's just stupid.

@Lord_Tryzalot
Both. The next chapter was translated and proofread but never used in a scanlation, while the entire series is available digitally in English at BookWalker.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@SniperWish
So it's Gintama.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Methshot
Got ya. Thanks for the info. I'll go investigate bookwalker whatever type of site this is Surprised no one's ripped them though. Anyway thanks again.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@ZeroReborn
The funny thing is, other than that bit, Hata actually managed to keep it mostly serious.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@StrangeWizard
don't worry, HnG is still being serialized
Why can't Hata just focus and finish HnG first.

;_;

hairygrape
hairygrape

Wandering typesetter/"letterer" that can do some basic cleaning and redraws here. If there's any series with translations floating around and no real interest in actually editing it I can probably have a go at it.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@StonedTime
What are you working on?
Because of the recent hype for the deadpool comic I'm localizing some of them for some friends in japan that don't have access to a store that sells western comics.
What are you being a lazy shit and not working on?
finishing reading Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei. It's so dry and bland.
What do you need help with?
Nothing, really.
What do you wish got picked up?
Nothing, really. I don't do JPN -> ENG translations anymore.
To put it politely, I no longer have the drive to do JPN -> ENG anymore. The scene is unpleasant.
To put it bluntly, my ass is still chapped from some shit that happened back in 2004. I was translating some manga and it ended up on some download paysite with someone elses' credits. nowadays I just do ENG -> JPN, and only for a couple friends.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@hairygrape
There was a guy who translated the first volume of musume no iede, i don't think he ever found an editor.
Check the archive if you're interested.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Bidwell
Being this much of a crybaby

Come on user, It's already in the past.

takes2long
takes2long

@Methshot
no one wants to clean trash manga

likme
likme

@Dreamworx
Looks good.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@takes2long
I suck at cleaning

That's what you said.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@happy_sad
So how does one get rid of that much grain? Does one just buckle down and manually paint over it?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@AwesomeTucker
being a tgfag

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Dreamworx
best girl

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@Boy_vs_Girl
Jokes on you, I'm not the same person

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Spazyfool
Then clean those pages big boy.

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@lostmypassword
Will do that.
Then again, the last scan I did was also the first vol. of something, so that's something.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@DeathDog
Girl

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@likme
Yay

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@CodeBuns
effortless

hairygrape
hairygrape

@eGremlin
I'm talking about the girl with the bandages, her name is Eto.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@New_Cliche
Anyone who tells you a "standard size" has no fucking clue what they are doing. Arbitrarily resizing pages to something stupid like what's posted in
@Poker_Star
@Methshot
is going to fuck over screentones since they need to be a certain sizes to avoid moire patterns. When you resize, you should take into account the scanned DPI. If the DPI is good enough, you'll have a retardedly huge page that most people won't want to read from. From there, resize it by percentage. Generally, you'll want to resize a decent scan by 50% if it's around 600DPI as this will preserve the screen tones properly and will comfortably fit on a 1080p screen. The actual pixel dimensions will differ from manga to manga because they are originally published in various dimensions depending on whether its a magazine, pocket book, regular sized manga, large sized manga etc.

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

What are the settings for topaz clean that people use? Also with regard to accent and the presets (cartoon detailed, style etc.)

When I clean I level, topaz denoise and resize down and then apply a topaz clean to the result but it seems no matter what I do I can't get it as clean as everyone else's. (I also sometimes apply an anisotropic/sharpen/topaz clean and set that to about 20%-30% opacity to soften the lines if they're too sharp.)

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Emberfire
Thanks for quoting me for no reason, it was a sepcial kind of feeling.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Evilember
Most of the time I do patch jobs underneath the typeset text
That's a smartest thing to do. Some emm unwise people redraw everything, wasting time and energy on useless task.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Lunatick
Yeah, that's an absolutely stupid practice.
hurr I'm going to redraw things people will never see
The mark of an amateur if I ever saw one.

RavySnake
RavySnake

What are the popular fonts other than Wild Words or, uh, Anime Ace I think it's called?

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Supergrass
@SniperGod
I emailed to Animum Mutare twice after they said here that they need people to finish it, but never heard a word from them even once. Well, as it turns out I got too much work to deal with, so it's a good thing for me. Maybe I'll try contact them by any means after 1,5 week from now on.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@RavySnake
Anime Ace
lel pleb

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Snarelure
I don't even remember what it looks like, I just vaguely remember the name. If you have other suggestions I'm all ears.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@GoogleCat
One of the BB fonts?

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Harmless_Venom
I'll check it out, thanks.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@RavySnake
Letteromatic, CC Jim Lee and CC Astro City (this one's normally used for thoughts though)

Techpill
Techpill

@Supergrass
Letteromatic
Shit's too curvy.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Booteefool
imperial scans
scans aren't actually theirs

shiggy

girlDog
girlDog

@Supergrass
Thanks for the suggestions.

massdebater
massdebater

@Bidwell
I was translating some manga and it ended up on some download paysite with someone elses' credits
Elaborate? Curious.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Bidwell
paysites are dead anyway, these days they just resize your shit to garbage.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Skullbone
@Evilember
@Sharpcharm

This is next level fagottry, even for a scanlation thread.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Looks like first half of Smokin Parade is translated on batoto but the translation's suck ass. He/She is re-translating from the spanish group.

Bidwell
Bidwell

@TalkBomber
not if you keep browsing mangafox

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Burnblaze
Jaimini's box is working on Ch.1 if you want something somewhat more readable. Will probably be a while though.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Burnblaze

oh it can't be that bad
first bubble: THE GEARS BEGAN'S TURN

Aahahaa what a story mark.

Any group that translates from anything other than the source language should be shot.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@Burnblaze
The world is died
"Or throw the trash in trash or takes a beating to learn"
That shoot the what
I know that it is not because his legs were healed you could cooking well
your monster (I mean... what the fuck?)
Dream with smell blood
Was missing Flesh so I used of your
Cleaned page, no words
Just kill me already.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

If any translator picks up Smokin' Parade or Revenge Classroom, I could edit it for you.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Garbage Can Lid
Looks like Jaimini's box is doing Smokin' Parade but then again, I would prefer another group.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Supergrass
Jaimini's box
We all know already that they are shit and almost any Translator + Editor Combo from Sheeky Forums could do a better job.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@LuckyDusty
We already got the cleaned from user last thread and got editors who are willing to edit the chapter. The thing is there's no Translator.

farquit
farquit

Is there a Japanese blog with photos of old issues of manga magazines by any chance?

Methshot
Methshot

@Burnblaze
Isn't it troll scanlation?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Garbage Can Lid

was fukushuu kyoushitsu dropped?

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Need_TLC
No chapter since two months+, so kind of

Inmate
Inmate

@Methshot
No the upside down thingy is from spanish group.

eGremlin
eGremlin

@StonedTime
What do you wish got picked up?

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@farquit
Yes.

5mileys
5mileys

I pirated Photshop and Topaz, so if I update to Win10, will I get fucked?

TreeEater
TreeEater

@5mileys
Expect the police within minutes.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@5mileys
No, they're still working for me.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@5mileys
Is Win 10 pirated though?

Lunatick
Lunatick

@TreeEater
I see.

@Emberburn
Ah thanks.

@SniperGod
No I meant legally update from Win8.1 to Win10.

Evilember
Evilember

@Lunatick
Accepting the botnet

hairygrape
hairygrape

I'm a newag trying to learn, could someone mention the most common manga fonts for typesetting?
I already got wild words, but I need other common types

Flameblow
Flameblow

How much fonts can Windows handle before it slows down? 10000?

@hairygrape
Just go to dafont and download font you like. It's that easy.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@hairygrape
Choose your destiny
http://prettyanonymo.us/index.php/scanlation-resources/

King_Martha
King_Martha

@hairygrape
Here. It's 584 comic fonts I've downloaded for typesetting. Have fun.

https://mega.nz/#!t1cAwBrY!0t9m-BrjtLZTZeY9FUJLSXiQVedbu0Jvvg0qQR_RXes

Emberburn
Emberburn

@PurpleCharger
@King_Martha
Thank you guys

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@eGremlin

http://www.manga-audition.com/comic-zenon/arte-by-kei-ohkubo/

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Need_TLC
Thanks for the link.

whereismyname
whereismyname

I want user to code the ripper for animatobookstore.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

Sorry but a really newbie question: Should I redraw and then place a text with strokes on top, ot simply put the text with strokes over the cleaned picture?

Firespawn
Firespawn

Someone should pick up Birdmen. Jaimini's box are faggots.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@GoogleCat
What I generally do is white out the text that I'm overlaying. Sometimes I skip this first step, but it can help with complicated or messy images. Then I layer the text I want, and make it perfect so that it's final and won't be changed. From there, redraw the parts of the image that aren't covered by your typeset text.

hairygrape
hairygrape

@DeathDog
Thanks

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@GoogleCat

strokes on top
strokes over the cleaned picture

The hell are you even on about?

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@BlogWobbles
He asked whether he should
A) redraw the image and the put stroked text on top
or
B) put the stroked text on the image first, and then redraw

Spamalot
Spamalot

@SomethingNew
@DeathDog

stroked text

Sounded like he was jacking off the image or something. Forgot PS uses that stupid term for outlined text though.

Also:

Not redrawing the full image
Just hiding it with hugeass text
2015

Disgusting chinese scanlator tier, people know.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Spamalot
But there's no point in redrawing something that's going to be covered by text.
I know this isn't the norm but I've never understood why. Unless you do a shit job it looks the same and saves you a lot of trouble.

takes2long
takes2long

@GoogleCat
You're not going to give me the link, are you?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Supergrass

it looks the same

Except for all the empty space in between the letters and inside the gaps of letters of your text that make it obvious what a lazy shit you were.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@King_Martha
Just downloaded this, but some of the fonts seem to be corrupted (no extension)

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Spamalot
Forgot PS uses that stupid term for outlined text though.
There are more than one type of outline, you gimp mouthbreather. I bet you don't even scanlate anything, you just shitpost in threads about scanlation.

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Supergrass
There's a total of one reason for me to redraw what's under the text, and that's when I'm working with some international group that wants to use my PSDs to retranslate into their own language and offer to clean it for me in exchange so I don't have to. The amount of time not having to clean it saves makes redrawing a few extra places worth it.

@Gigastrength
Yes, so you redraw those parts. I'm not sure why this is so difficult for you to understand.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Gigastrength
Except for all the empty space in between the letters and inside the gaps of letters of your text
Are you retarded? Those are parts you redraw. This fucking poser smh

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Need_TLC
That is one strange site. Most of the ''manga'' on there is made by people all over the world.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@StonedTime
What do you wish got picked up?
Gugure! Kokkuri-san, always.

A couple guys in the last scanlation I was in said they might look into it, but so far nothing has surfaced.

I will still hold out hope.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Raving_Cute
@Illusionz

redrawing all the empty space between each character perfectly
while leaving the letters themselves blank

That would take more effort than just doing a full redraw and is just retarded.

@TalkBomber

Implications

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@farquit
Japanese yahoo auctions might be a good source of those

massdebater
massdebater

@Gigastrength
Except for all the empty space in between the letters and inside the gaps of letters of your text that make it obvious what a lazy shit you were.
Okay, so can you tell me which parts here are "obviously" not redrawn?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Fried_Sushi
That would take more effort than just doing a full redraw
No, it really doesn't. Get gud, gimpy.

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@StrangeWizard
Nah, they usually take a photo of the cover only. I want more than just the cover.

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@takes2long
No.

MPmaster
MPmaster

What's the opinion on translating sfx?
Leave the katakana and add a note at the bottom, or translte the sfx into something more relatable?

Sorry to bother so much but I'm trying to work on something and quite honestly isn't looking good.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@massdebater

Bottom panel, disgusting giant ass text and outline to hide laziness, chink-team-tier/10.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@MPmaster
I think approximating the sfx is the best way to go. Sometimes, however, you just have to put down a plain ol' word since Japanese onomatopoeia is a bit more standardized than English equivalents.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@MPmaster

You don't need to restrict yourself to one. When the katakana sounds seem appropriate leave them, when it's something like PIPIPI for a ring that might not make as much sense to an english reader just go ring ring ring,

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Carnalpleasure
His shitty redraw aside, it actually has absolutely nothing to do with what you were trying to argue.

goalpost/10

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Carnalpleasure
And yet it took less effort than redrawing the whole thing.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Soft_member

Laziness takes less effort

Woah what a surprise, and it looks like shit too.

@MPmaster

Implications

It's obvious to any reader they're just being lazy as fuck and not redrawing by blowing shit up like that, that's exactly the kind of shit that was being discussed faglord.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@MPmaster
SFX are a fucking pain.
For me, unless it's something translatable I don't bother with it. In other words, I tend to leave mimetic words alone.
I'd rather leave some useless sfx untranslated than try to replace it with something that sounds horribly awkward.

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Fried_Sushi
That would take more effort than just doing a full redraw and is just retarded.
@GoogleCat
Laziness takes less effort
Okay, so we've established you literally have no argument to make and are just taking whatever position makes you look more disagreeable. Good to know.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Can we change the OP image to this?

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@CodeBuns
You want like this?
http://homepage2.nifty.com/mtomisan/page198.html

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@AwesomeTucker
Yeah, though I'd prefer issues from 90's-00's.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@MPmaster
I liked mangaholic way.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Snarelure
the*

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@TalkBomber

Laziness takes less effort, filling in blanks in text only for all characters is retarded and no one sane would do that as I said. That example page didn't do that however, it just blew up the outline and text till there weren't any gaps, absolute chink-tier you fag.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@LuckyDusty

Why, so we can get even more shitposting?

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Snarelure
Doing whole redraws also magnifies the effort needed for each page. In my opinion it's the best, but also the most time-consuming.

That said, a question I'd like to pose is about honorifics. As much as leaving them in pleases the weebs in all of us, are they really necessary? The only honorifics the English language uses are for titles "Mr, Mrs, etc", and they generally cannot be used at the same conversational level that Japanese uses them at. Instead, it's usually shown through actual dialog, so arguably using honorifics are just translators being lazy.

farquit
farquit

@LuckyDusty
Is it called GIMP because it has gimped features?

StonedTime
StonedTime

@MPmaster

Instead, it's usually shown through actual dialog

Not nearly always possible, especially given the variety of honorifics.

You can leave them out sure as not too much information is lost, but better to keep them in. Just don't translate them as Mr. or some shit when between friends like Crunchyroll with shimoneta or some shit.

viagrandad
viagrandad

@MPmaster
Not at all. Most of the time there's no decent english equivalent for honorifics. You can't convey the meaning properly without them.
Not to mention you get fucked if there's any dialogue revolving around the honorifics themselves.

I mean, if you can actually manage not to include them and keep everything else working then that's fine. The problem is when it backfires on you and you have to make up stuff to fill the void.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Burnblaze
Ah, sorry. It looks like those are mac-only font types, so it won't recognize them on a PC. I should have gone through them better first, sorry. It looks like it's mainly blambot fonts that are affected though, so you should be able to redownload those in PC format from blambot's site.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@viagrandad
This is why I translate everything to romaji.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

batoto took one punch man down
Now how will ultimateking make the various reader upload his releases?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@Evil_kitten

I didn't even notice that, though it was a matter of time.

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

How.

How does this happen? Did they not even give it a cursory proofread?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@StonedTime
is there a tutorial on how to colour manga?

Methshot
Methshot

@Evil_kitten
caring about online reader faggots
2015

WebTool
WebTool

@Lord_Tryzalot
Who cares? Go work on your own shit.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Playboyize

Step 1. Don't.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Playboyize
There's a couple in deviantart.

massdebater
massdebater

@WebTool
no, I've already made three releases in the last week, now it's funposting time.

Emberburn
Emberburn

@MPmaster
okay thanks

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Playboyize
1. Make a time machine
2. Jump to 2004 when retards actually cared about that
3. Kill you'reself.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Soft_member
@CouchChiller
I'm sorry, what? The screentones look just like they do in the volume.

Are you one of those people that like overly smoothed cancer that completely destroys the original screentone in the name of "looking clean" like this -->
@Dreamworx

You're throwing the baby out with the bath water.

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Lunatick
Post the raw page

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@PurpleCharger
Not learning how to color
Not coloring every girl in fairy tail while fapping

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Lord_Tryzalot
Some scanlators can handle two scans in a row.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@RumChicken
They're on Irchighway #animutare if I remember correctly.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Lunatick
But yours look like completely diarrea.

Do what @BinaryMan
say.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@King_Martha
irc
The mark of a bad group

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Snarelure
This, that shit's the worst way of comunication.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@Ignoramus
fairy tail

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@King_Martha
He hasn't been online in a while, you're not going to find him.

@Snarelure
@Nude_Bikergirl
Better than Skype.

takes2long
takes2long

Does anyone know the user who did the minor Mako-san dump about 2 weeks back?

WebTool
WebTool

@BinaryMan
@PackManBrainlure
Oh, this should be good.

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Snarelure
@Nude_Bikergirl
Because they totally use IRC as their primary means of communication for working and not as a point of contact for *exactly the scenario happening right here.*

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Methshot
How's this?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Nojokur
It really ircs me when a group uses that.

askme
askme

@takes2long
He will probably attend the upcoming monoeye thread: /a/thread/130297551#p130307190

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@askme

This has to be the worst fetish I've ever seen, how can anyone find monoeyes anything but repulsive.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@CodeBuns
this tbh

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@Lord_Tryzalot
Bad.

You killed a lot of detail.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@haveahappyday
Not reading Fairy Tail for the art

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Snarelure
But it's disgusting.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Snarelure
Reading battleshounenshit.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@RumChicken
You're disgusting.

@Fried_Sushi
implying I care about the plot.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Dreamworx
I don't get how you get yours so smooth. Even with topaz.

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@CodeBuns
As far as I know, there's a lot of cyclopia-loving people who want to bully cyclops girls.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@SomethingNew
That eye is so fucking confusing

Emberburn
Emberburn

@StonedTime
That's not the way you should be talking to your mom, little shit.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@iluvmen
That Bleedthrough on her head

Skullbone
Skullbone

.

askme
askme

@Skullbone
1149

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Fried_Sushi
Actually ESLs are usually the best Japanese to English translators.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@RumChicken
Are you talking about those whose native language is Japanese?

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Playboyize
Tfw want to learn how to color
Don't have a tablet

Fuck my life

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Evilember
What kind of Madoka doujin?

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Raving_Cute
Have you tried Topaz Clean?

DeathDog
DeathDog

bump

Inmate
Inmate

@RumChicken
People who don't know the target language are usually the best at translating into it
Is this a joke? If you can understand one language but have some trouble writing in it, you should still be able to translate it into your native tongue just fine. You can understand the original text, and you're writing words in your native tongue where you know how things like nuance and grammar work. If English is your second language (and you have ESLfag tier English) then anything you write will fail to capture the original meaning and tone, and let's face it, most ESLs suck at Japanese as well; I've know all of two native Japanese people who translate into English and one of them actually has fluent English. Most of the ESLs scanlating don't speak either language well.

And running through an editor may make it read smoother in some instances, but if the editor is reading broken English, they aren't going to be able to recreate the authors ideas from that.

Firespawn
Firespawn

@iluvmen
@Skullbone
See what I mean? You nuked the screentones into a homogeneous moire pattern and the Half opaque symbols are solid colored and raggedly edged.

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Firespawn
@CodeBuns
Samepost.

TechHater
TechHater

Someone pick up kagamigami pls

viagrandad
viagrandad

@TechHater
Holy hell this, Substitute Scans is slacking.

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@CodeBuns
Its just a unique design, I guess.

There's something about having a single that seems interesting. Unusual, definitely, but interesting.

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@GoogleCat
redrawing whole page
covering 80% of it with text anyway

Inmate
Inmate

@Firespawn
Half opaque symbols are solid colored and raggedly edged.

So you know nothing about cleaning, also you lost a lot of details and that disgusting Bleedthrough on the bitch's head.

0/10.

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@askme
@takes2long
Welp.

The monoeye thread is live now /a/thread/130322302#p130322302

5mileys
5mileys

Is there a general go-to guide on cleaning you guys go to?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Inmate
Are those your examples? Otherwise I'm willing to listen if you're constructive about it. Right now tho you only said it sucks with no specifics. It's magscans so not going to be perfect and I prefer to maintain the original screentones instead of destrpy them for the sake of self-perceived "clean" that isn't actually close to the original.

I understand part of this is perwonal preference, so I may not agree with your compromises, but mine aren't objectively any worse imho. Mine is slightly more blurred than I would like in this specific example, but it's not far off.

Techpill
Techpill

@Flameblow
So?

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