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Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:47 pm
by helmut
XnView 0.38:

There is a new string "Draw as tiled". Where in the dialogs can it be found?

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2011 6:58 am
by xnview
helmut wrote:XnView 0.38:
There is a new string "Draw as tiled". Where in the dialogs can it be found?
In popup menu of Preview

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:41 pm
by StephanP
I recently picked up the Dutch translation and I have a question on a matter of phrasing.

The English phrase "Open door" can be translated into Dutch/German like "Deur openen"/"Tür öffnen" or "Open de deur"/"Öffne die Tür".
The first translation where the verb is placed at the end, provides a description of an action.
The second translation stays more close to the English original, but comes across as a command.
In English, an action or a command would be written in the same way, the tone of the speaker would have to make the difference.

The action could be attributed to one self or any other entity prepared to perform.
The command is always pointed outwards to the person or entity whom we order to perform.
The question for the translator being: what do I want to convey: action or command?

Do we have a guideline for this? Stay close to the original English phrasing and in doing so come across as being commanding, or do we give preference to the more natural description of an action to be performed (by the user or the computer, if you like)?
How do other translators look at this for their respective languages?

I hope I've made my dilemma clear.
Stephan

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:51 pm
by Peter2
Hi Stephan

I contributed to translation of another software and had the same problem. You could take a look here:
http://www.microsoft.com/Language/de-de ... uides.aspx

(The link is in German, but you will find other languages too). I don't know if Microsoft is the standard for XnView too, but I think "yes" ..

Peter

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 5:22 am
by StephanP
Hallo Peter,
Thanks for this link.
Substantial document, great read, very useful.
Stephan

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:49 pm
by helmut
Peter2 wrote:(The link is in German, but you will find other languages too). I don't know if Microsoft is the standard for XnView too, but I think "yes" ..
Thanks for this helpful link, Peter. And yes, Microsoft "language" is supposed to be the standard for XnView translations.

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:00 pm
by tmksStyle
I'm Japanese translator.
How can I see 'DlgConvertSymetry' on the XnViewMP 0.56?
I can't translate the term 'Sides' appropriately.:(

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 9:04 am
by xnview
In batch convert, add action "Symmetry".

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:02 pm
by tmksStyle
xnview wrote:In batch convert, add action symety
I found it. :D
It works only in the "Kaleidoscope" method.

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:22 pm
by helmut
What do the following functions do:
[ ] Clean files (Database)

Question: What's the difference between "180° left" and "180° right" rotation?

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 12:25 pm
by xnview
helmut wrote:What do the following functions do:
[ ] Clean files (Database)
Remove untagged files from database
Question: What's the difference between "180° left" and "180° right" rotation?
Where do you have that?

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:54 pm
by helmut
xnview wrote:
helmut wrote:What do the following functions do:
[ ] Clean files (Database)
Remove untagged files from database
Hmm, does this mean that files without any info in the database will be removed from database? I'm still not clear what this means. The same applies for "Clean thumbnails". I have the impression that this is overcomplicated, see topic 0.61: Database optimization: Unclear and too complicated.
xnview wrote:
helmut wrote:Question: What's the difference between "180° left" and "180° right" rotation?
Where do you have that?
In source text in "DlgConvertRotate" context.

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 pm
by helmut
XnView 0.90:
Could someone please explain in simple words what the new setting "Pan with zoom" does?

Re: General topic for help with translation

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:49 pm
by xnview
helmut wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 pm
XnView 0.90:
Could someone please explain in simple words what the new setting "Pan with zoom" does?
when you click on a picture zoomed, this setting allow to zoom at 100% the picture and you can move it (it was by default in previous version)