Control chars – ()** –: fewer are better
Content: if applicable word for word
These guidelines are the result of long discussions that included a sign language interpreter who also does subtitles and also 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.