Playing with SnowGlobe

3 Jun

At first I didn’t see much different other than the hassle of turning popups off for certain things. I think it seems to be missing a button that would let me turn off a popup one at a time. Instead, I had to turn them all off then enable certain ones. Maybe it’s like that in 1.23.. I forget. Then I fixed my AFK timeout, poked around in debug until I managed to get my chat history to show chat from all the other tabs, and adjusted some various settings. Stuff I gotta do on regular viewer too.

Then I started noticing some new stuff. I really like the “worn” tab! That’s great, sure beats trying to find stuff when typing “worn” and getting all kinds of worn textures, worn jeans, worn this, worn that.. nothing that I’m actually wearing hehe

There is a Translate Chat option too! Check this out. I type my word, and it automatically puts the translation behind it in parenthesis. How neat is that? If I speak in English, it doesn’t translate it. I don’t know if only I see this, or if this is showing for everyone.

[14:28] Lorimae Undercroft: hello
[14:28] Lorimae Undercroft: hola (hello)
[14:28] Lorimae Undercroft: guten tag (good day)
[14:28] Lorimae Undercroft: gut morgen (good morning)
[14:28] Lorimae Undercroft: como estas (how are you)

Woohoo, after several teleports I finally found a sim full of people who do not speak English primarily! I found an Italian sim full of people having a rezday party, happy rezday to you whoever this was for! When they spoke, it translated for me! :) Of course, the translate option also tries to translate the various silly gesture words too.. but at least now when I am in a Japanese sim I will know when people are telling me I am cute or telling me to take a hike haha

But, without a few more tests.. I can’t be sure if it was translating automatically or if the two or three I saw speaking were also using SnowGlobe. Most everyone was just using English based gestures. I thought Tinies were noisy with gestures, wow you guys were really outdoing us haha!

If everyone had this option, SL would be even better I think. It’d bridge the language barrier just a little bit more!

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