[PD] German translation of Pd

Winfried Ritsch ritsch at iem.at
Thu Nov 8 15:08:53 CET 2018

Hi, Thanks for coming up with this theme.

Yes some terms are very confusing, So lets start now real discussion about 
this. My main issues:

main menu:

  message... : "Pd-Nachricht senden" is missleading, Pd-Nachricht is not a
        term which could be found anywhere, better "Message senden..."

       I think message should be "message" since SMS every german speaker
       knows what a message is.

   Preferences -> Startup: Voreinstellungen->Bibliotheken & Startprozess
      It is to long, even not the same  than in english 
      I would translate "Startoptionen"

Edit -> Paste replace: Bearbeiten -> Objekte ersetzen
       I think "Ersetzen" is enough" although in english objects are not 
Find -> find again : "Finde nochmal"
       better "erneut finden", because we do not want to find "nochmal"

Put -> ... 
   I would take the english names, since they are names of functions and not 
  some action advice:  "Object" "message"  "number" "symbol" "comment", ...

  Also Radioknopf is wrong, since "Radioschalter"  but "Radiobutton" is 
   anyway german ( https://de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Radiobutton )
  Very bad is "Feld" for array and "arbeitsfläche" for canvas, since
  array is a data type and Arbeitsfläche means Desktop normally

 media -> Medien: wrong since Medien in german means "media content" 
        and we switch DSP on/of there tests and settings, so I think its not
       even media in english, more like "System" or Interfaces  

The Rest is quite fine, except: "Zusätzliche Objekte im Internet finden",
since "Finde Externals" is more correct.


Since I use Pd on multiple languages and multiple computers, sometimes on 
standard accounts for teaching, I do not change language and dont want to for 
others, so let us make a better translation.

Am Dienstag, 6. November 2018, 13:15:06 CET schrieb Peter P.:
> Hi list,
> looking at a german translation of Pd right now I am wondering if it
> makes sense to translate technical terms such as object, message, into
> their german-dictionary-counterparts. I find it counter-intuitive to be
> using, like most others, the english words object and messag in german
> but having these a bit awkward translations in the pulldown menus.
> Does anyone else have an oppinion on this? Thanks!
> Peter
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Ritsch, Winfried, Ao.Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing.
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