[PD] German translation of Pd
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:
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!
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