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Distinction between European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese when posting jobs
Thread poster: Stefanie Sendelbach

Stefanie Sendelbach  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:32
Member (2003)
English to German
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Mar 10, 2004

Hi Proz.com team,

I noticed that job postings with Portuguese as target language are often a bit confusing (and time-wasting) for both the translators and the agencies. The reason is that mostly the job is posted without the specification Brazilian or European. If the Brazilian translators send their bid, they are often refused with the reason that the job needs to be done into European Portuguese. I can imagine that this also happens the other way around.

Will it make sense to split the two versions of Portuguese up into two separate languages? Like this the poster has to differentiate WHEN POSTING THE JOB and the translators know what´s up.

What do you think?

Stefanie


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:32
Member (2005)
German to Spanish
Yes I agree and Mar 10, 2004

it is very simple to apply the same system used by CATs programs.
That means to use language (ISO 639-1) + country code( ISO 3166).
German fron Germany would be DE-DE and from Austria DE-AT.
Same with Brasil (PT-BR)

DE-AT>PT-BR

Better than the system used here in Proz


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 02:32
Italian to English
Couldn't agree more Mar 10, 2004

sundari wrote:

Hi Proz.com team,

I noticed that job postings with Portuguese as target language are often a bit confusing (and time-wasting) for both the translators and the agencies. The reason is that mostly the job is posted without the specification Brazilian or European. If the Brazilian translators send their bid, they are often refused with the reason that the job needs to be done into European Portuguese. I can imagine that this also happens the other way around.

Will it make sense to split the two versions of Portuguese up into two separate languages? Like this the poster has to differentiate WHEN POSTING THE JOB and the translators know what´s up.

What do you think?

Stefanie


I've been quite surprised it's not there already. The way I get round the problem is to write an individual e-mail to all those living in Brazil, but it's time consuming and cuts out all of the Brazilians living elsewhere.


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:32
English to German
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Noted - moving the thread... Mar 10, 2004

...to ProZ.com Job Systems.

Thanks for the suggestion. You may be aware that we're getting ready for an overhaul of the Jobs Area, so we're gathering all the suggestions in this forum.

Best regards, Ralf


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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 02:32
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Any news here? Oct 11, 2005

I'm bumping this thread, because it's important for us as outsourcer too.

I'd also like a more comprehensive language list, but I'll post that as a separate Request For Feature.


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