Romanian translation

Anonymous
2011-05-08
2014-04-10

  • Anonymous
    2011-05-08

    File is not properly translated (file = fișier not filă).
    Locked is not properly translated (locked = blocat not zăvorât).
    Batch job is not properly translated (batch = set comenzi not sarcină lot).

     
  • MunteAlb
    MunteAlb
    2011-05-08

    This is the terminology that I use in all my translations. The list of the
    software that I have translated is available below:

    http://muntealb.orgfree.com/Traduceri/traduceri-
    softuri.htm

    I use "filă" because it is better than "fişier".
    First of all it is more intuitive and the users understand better the analogy
    between working with the virtual objects of the operating system and working
    with the real objects existing in an office. When you translate "folder with
    files" as "dosar cu file" all the romanians will understand the analogy
    between the virtual objects and the real ones. If you translate "file" as
    "fişier", the majority of the romanians will ask themselves what is this word
    "fişier", because almost nobody uses this word as a name for a real object.
    Compare this with "filă", which all the romanians understand what it is,
    because the meaning of "filă" as a name for a real object is widely known.
    This is why I use "filă" and not "fişier", although in the past I have also
    used "fişier".

    As for "blocat" as a translation for "locked", you are mistaken. The romanian
    word "blocat" is the translation for the english "blocked", as when an
    advertisement is blocked. You can use "blocat" as a translation for "locked"
    in some situations, but it is preferable that when two english words are
    different ("locked" and "blocked"), their romanian translations should also be
    different. This is why I use "zăvorît", which is the better translation of the
    english word. See below the translation of "locked" in an english-romanian
    dictionary:

    http://ro-en.ro/index.php?d=e&q=locked

    The expression "set comenzi" does not exist in romanian. The correct
    expression is "set de comenzi". But again, if in english a single word is
    used, then in romanian the translation should also be comprised of a single
    word. In english it is not "batch of commands", it is only "batch". So, in
    romanian should be used the translation of this word, "batch", and nothing
    else, because the romanian speaking population is not more stupid than the
    english speaking population. As the translation I have used the word "lot",
    which means "grup de obiecte similare" ("group of similar objects" in
    english), just like "set". I can use "set" instead of "lot", this is not a big
    problem.