Control chars – ()** –: fewer are better
Content: if applicable word for word
These guidelines are the result of a lot of discussion including sing language interpreter also doing subtitles and a deaf person using subtitles. Also I used this (german): https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/service/untertitel/Untertitel-Standards,untertitelstandards102.html
The following was our common result:
Full names are only useful when first using them. After that please use a form of abbreviation. If you use first names or family names is up to you (different might be appropriate from talk to talk), but the prinpipal is always: the shorter the better!
Constanze Kurz: welcome! \\*applause* \\Kurz: nice to have you here! \\Frank Rieger: also a warm welcome from me, too! \\Rieger: … \\
Laura: Hi Alice! Hi Bob! \\B: Hi Laura, how're you? \\A: Hi! \\L: I'm fine, thanks! \\
- Hey, everything's fine? \\
- yes, how about you? \\ -
all done and dusted
- then we'll see each other tomorrow!
“Ehm”s, stumbling or words that were said twice can be omitted, but not if they're important (e.g. for a joke)
Unfortunately there is a bug in amara which uses the * for italic. Just ignore it we will fix that with a script in the textfiles.
*applause* \\*laughing* \\*loud laughing* \\*boo* \\*disquietness* \\*phone ringing* \\
Well, yes, thank you very much for your talk (linebreak)*standing ovation*
in the Q&A part you can do it like that. Name at first appearence the Angel with “Angel:” or “XY Angel” if you want to specify the type of angel, questions with “Question:”, answers as “Answer:”. Later abbreviate to eather only the type of angel, e.g. “Audio:”, “Signal:”, “Herald:” or “Angel:” and abbreviate question and answer to “Q:” and “A:” for shortness.
Herald Angel: We welcome to this talk Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, \\*raging applause* \\Herald: … Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. \\*cautios applause* \\Herald: And now have fun with the talk: "How does good software look like?" \\Torvalds: Good evening \\*applause* \\Stallmann: Evening \\*applause* \\Gates: Good evening \\*applause* \\Jobs: Evening \\*applause* \\Stallman: Software must be free. That's the highest principle! \\Gates: And how does the programmer make a living of it? Air and love? \\Torvalds: My software is used on a huge bunch of devices and programmers are paid to develop that software, when it should be used on new devices. \\Jobs: And what about the UI design? Only if it looks good software is also used! \\Stallman: I want to use the CLI! \\Gates: To send users back to the hell of text, after they got to know graphical user interfaces … \\Jobs: … which YOU stole from US! There's still a court decision pending! \\Stallman: Good concepts are always copied and further developed, just like with the code. \\Torvalds: That reminds me of a specific line of code that was actually copied from Linux to Windows: "if OPEN BRACKET …
Afterwards there can be a whole translation to english and german and whatever.