Strike Witches:guidelines

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The purpose of this page is to lay down the guidelines by which the editors and translators will fulfill their respective roles for this project. Guidelines are required to create a consistent reading format throughout all the novels, to ensure the best Strike Witches experience for readers.

This page will be updated to include all terms, formats notes and other points for this project, it should always reflect the joint agreement of all parties.

This does not mean the Translators will have to take it upon themselves to apply the guidelines. This guide will mainly affect Editors, and we stress to Translators not to take it upon themselves to change their habits or preferences in any way that will hamper their progress.

At the same time, these are guidelines, not rules carved in stone, and no one will be crucified for failing to follow them. The idea of these guidelines is that all the work will eventually converge on them after enough editing.

It is strongly advised that if you have any issues with these accepted points, that you please add your voice to the Discussion on the Talk page, or post a message on the forums, before you edit.


Translation

Foreign words

Proper nouns/ranks in other languages will be used where appropriate when characters would logically be speaking in their own language. Ranks will be kept in their respective languages until the entire squadron meets up and starts speaking in Britannian. In the prologue, appropriate terms for the various forces have been used for diversity, but starting from Chapter 1, translated terms will be used. Afterwards, everyone starts speaking Britannian, making the issue moot.

Characters

Character info
Book Character Affiliation Rank Abbr Equiv.Rank (Britannian Air Force) Abbr (Brit.) Notes
Häkkinen Suomen Ilmavoimat Kapteeni Kapt. Flight Lieutenant F/L Later promoted to Squadron Leader
Ahonen, Mika Suomen Ilmavoimat Kapteeni Kapt.
Leivonen, Elma Suomen Ilmavoimat Luutnantti Ltn. Flying Officer F/O
Anabuki, Tomoko Fuso Imperial Army Air Service Shou-i --- Pilot Officer P/O Later promoted to Flying Officer
Beurling, Elizabeth F. Britannian Air Force Pilot Officer P/O
O'Hare, Katharine US Naval Aviation Ensign Ens.
Hartmann, Ursula Karlsländer Luftwaffe Feldwebel --- Flight Sergeant F/Sgt
Sakomizu, Haruka Fuso Imperial Navy Ittou Hikou Heisou Ichi-hisou
1 BAF Commandant Britannian Air Force Group Captain G/C Group Captain G/C
USN Captain US Navy Captain Capt.
USN ACO US Naval Aviation Commander Cdr. Wing Commander W/C
Washizumi Fuso Imperial Army Air Service Chuu-sa ---
Sakuma Fuso Imperial Army Chuu-sa ---
Katoh, Takeko Fuso Imperial Army Air Service Shou-i --- Pilot Officer P/O
2 Itokawa, Mamoru  Nakajima Striker Company Gishi --- Engineer ---
Rudel, Hannah Karlsländer Luftwaffe Schlachtgeschwader 2, 10 Staffel Hauptmann --- Flight Lieutenant F/L
Adelheid Karlsländer Luftwaffe Schlachtgeschwader 2, 10 Staffel Oberleutnant --- Flying Officer F/O
3 Cenni, Giuseppina Fourth Joint Air Force No.2 Group Maresciallo --- Warrant Officer WO AKA "The Non-Commissioned General"

Full list of Strike Witches

Name Service Service (English) Affiliation
BADER, Dolores Britannian Air Force Britannian Air Force Britannia
BEURLING, Elizabeth F.
BISHOP, Lynette
BISHOP, Minnie
MALAN, Adolpha
SHADE, Patricia
MILES, ? Britannian Royal Army Britannian Royal Army
BISHOP, Wilma Royal Farawayland Air Force Royal Farawayland Air Force
ANABUKI, Tomoko Fusou Koukoku Rikugun Fuso Imperial Army Fuso Empire
INAGAKI, Mami
KATOH, Takeko
KATOU, Keiko
KUROE, Ayaka
NAKAJIMA, Hayate
NAKAJIMA, Kotaka
NAKAJIMA, Nishiki
OBAYASHI, Teruko
SANO, Honoka
SASAUCHI, Satoko
SUMI, Chie
SUWA, Amaki
SUWA, Goshiki
SUWA, Masuzu
HONDA, ? Fusou Koukoku Kaigun Fuso Imperial Navy
MIYAFUJI, Yoshika
NISHIZAWA, Yoshiko
NISHIZAWA, ?
OHTA, ?
SAKAMOTO, Mio
SAKOMIZU, Haruka
SHINDOU, Mie
TAKEI, Junko
WAKAMOTO, Tetsuko
YOKOKAWA, Kazumi
?, Tomoko
ADELHEID, Karlsländer Luftwaffe Karslander Air Force Karlsland
BÄR, Heinrike
BARKHORN, Gertrud
BOELCKE, Oswalda
GALLAND, Adolfine
HARTMANN, Erica
HARTMANN, Ursula
IMMELMANN, Maxi
KRUPINSKI, Waltrud
LANGER, Karla-Heinrike
LENNARTZ, Helma
LOSIGKEIT, Friederike
MARSEILLE, Hanna-Justina
MÖLDERS, Vera
MULLER, Rudolfine
NOWOTNY, Waltraud
POTTGEN, Liesa
RALL, Gundula
ROßMANN, ?
RUDEL, Hannah U.
SACHSENBER, Rike
SCHNAUFER, Heidemarie W.
SCHRÖER, Wendeline
TONNE, Wulfhilda
WILCKE, Minna-Dietlinde
?, Matilda
PORSCHE, Friederike Karlsländer Heer Karslander Army
?, Charlotte
LITVYAK, Sanya V. Armiyskaya Aviatsiya Protivovozdushnoi Orossii Orussian Army Counter-Air Aviation Orussian Empire
POKRYSHKINA, Alexandra I.
RASKOVA, Marisha
SHLOPOVA, Alyona V.
SAFONOVA, Bronislava F. Aviatsiya Voenno-Morskogo Flota Orossii Orussian Naval Aviation
BONET, Giovanna Sovrana Aeronautica Romagniana Romagnan Sovereign Air Force Principality of Romagna
CENNI, Giuseppina
LUCCHINI, Francesca
MARTINOLI, Teresa
RUSPOLI, Carla
TARANTOLA, Enrica
TORCHIO, Luisa
CRESPI, Martina Pantaloni Rossi The Redpants
MALVEZZI, Fernandia
MAZZEI, Luciana
CLOSTERMANN, Perrine H. Forces Aériennes Galliaises Libres Free Gallian Air Force Republic of Gallia
PLANCHARD, Amelie
ACCART, Jeanne Armée de l'Air Galliaise Gallian Air Force
GAUTHIER, Gabi
LE GLOAN, Pierrette
LEMARE, Georgette
AHONEN, Mika Suomen Ilmavoimat Suomish Air Force Suomus
JUUTILAINEN, Eila Ilmatar
KATAJAINEN, Nikka Edvardine
LEIVONEN, Elma
LYLY, Erika
WIND, Hanna
ANDERSON, Clarissa Liberian Army Air Forces Liberian Army Air Forces United States of Liberion
PREDDY, Jeana
STRAIT, Donna
WELCH, Berta
YEAGER, Charlotte E.
O'HARE, Katharine Liberian Navy Liberian Navy
?, Beth
?, Ingrid
?, Linda
?, Mary
?, Rita
?, Sally
?, Vivian
BOYINGTON, Greta (Granny) Liberian Marine Corp. Liberian Marine Corp.

Countries

Countries
Country Full name Adjective Language Nationality
Suomus Suomish Suomish Suomish
Fuso Fuso Empire Fuso Fusogo Fusojin
Karlsland Imperial Karlsland Karlslander Karlslaendisch Karlslander
Britannia Britannian Commonwealth Britannian Britannian Britannian
Liberion United States of Liberion Liberian Britannian Liberian
Romagna Principality of Romagna Romagnan
Hispania
Gallia Republic of Gallia Gallian Gael Gallian
Orussia Orussian Empire
Venezia Principality of Venezia
Ostmark
Baltland
Neuroi

Formatting

Punctuation

British style punctuation and quotation marks are to be used. This means that the position of commas and periods will follow logic, and not always end up inside quotation marks. Besides this, standard American English will be used throughout.

Speech quotation marks will use double quotation marks "...".

The preferred order for a paired ! and ? is '!?'.