German translation help

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by BollywooD, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. BollywooD macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2005
    Just wondering if someone could please translate the following strings for me

    "Check Selected"
    "Uncheck Selected"

    as in check/uncheck a checkbox.

    thanks in advance:D
  2. SRossi macrumors regular

    May 27, 2009
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Could you not use the Translator found in the widgets.

    It might not be the best but im sure it would suffice.

  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    I wouldn't take advice on text in the user interface of my application from a guy who writes "im" instead of "I'm".

    Bollywood: If you have a reasonable grasp of a language but don't know what words you should use in a Macintosh application, go to "System Preferences" -> "International" and drag the language you want to the top of the list. Restart some Apple applications and check out what they are doing.

    But "Check Selected" and "Uncheck Selected" is not something you can just translate. You'll need to describe the context. Does "Check Selected" mean "each item has a checkbox; check the checkbox for all selected items" like in iTunes? That would be "Auswahl aktivieren" / "Auswahl deaktivieren" in iTunes German, and "Check Selection" / "Uncheck Selection" in iTunes English. And don't worry that the spelling checker doesn't like "deaktivieren", it is still correct. But you really, really have to describe the context.

    PS. The translation that the translation widget gives for "check selected" wouldn't give a German the slightest clue of your intention. And "uncheck" doesn't translate, which is just as well.
  4. BollywooD thread starter macrumors 6502


    Apr 27, 2005
    Thanks Gnasher,

    thats a good tip, and I actually did that to translate the same phrases into Spanish, and French - using Transmission.(strange that Transmission doesn't have a german translation).

    I didn't think to check iTunes.



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