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English translation of the Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (German Civil Code) now available on the web
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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Sep 12, 2006

Hi all,

Following my recent posting in the German forum, I would like to let you all know (especially the "legal eagles" amongst us) that the German Civil Code (Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch) has been translated into English in its entirety and is now available at

http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_bgb/englisch_bgb.html - also as a downloadable PDF at http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_bgb/german_civil_code.pdf
(as amended on 19 April 2006)

The original (and prevailing) German version is accessible at
http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bgb/BJNR001950896.html / downloadable PDF at http://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bundesrecht/bgb/gesamt.pdf
(as amended on 14 August 2006)

Best regards and happy translating,

Steffen


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Daina Jauntirans  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Sep 12, 2006

Thank you, Steffen. I was just looking for this a week ago!

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FAGN  Identity Verified
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Thanks Sep 12, 2006

Very impressive. Thanks for that!

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Carsten Behrend  Identity Verified
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Alignment? Sep 12, 2006

Thank you, Steffen!

I am just wondering if there will be any alignment of the BGB original and the translation to put it into a CAT tool. Is anybody into this detail?

Carsten


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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
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Jealous! Sep 12, 2006

We Dutch translators have to make do with (second-hand)looseleaf editions (as keeping it up-to-date is a price only lawyers practising law can afford) of just a part of the Civil Code in English (business law) - as far as I am aware at least.
Will put it in my favourites, as there may be concepts that are comparable and I'd like to know how the German/English translation solved these. I wish I knew more about German civil law though.
Anjo


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Vito Smolej
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realignment - Im in the middle of it Sep 13, 2006

- anybody interested drop me a note

[EDIT] have books 1,2,3 & 5 committed by now. Time to think of copyright issues ... My work is for free, but this may not apply to texts involved. Would appreciate clarification.

[Edited at 2006-09-13 10:21]


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Anne Koth  Identity Verified
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Translation no good... Sep 25, 2006

"Auf Grund von Mängeln der von einem externen Übersetzerteam zugelieferten Übersetzung sah sich das Bundesministerium der Justiz leider gezwungen, die Übersetzung aktuell nicht weiter bereitzustellen. Wir bitten um Verständnis."

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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Ouch! Sep 27, 2006

Hi Anne,

I must admit that I haven't had an in-depth look at the parallel versions yet. That said, I am a bit astonished to learn this as I know at least two of the translation team members to be very experienced (native English) legal translators ... Go figure ...

Steffen


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Breezejoe
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Unavailable to download the english translation now.. Mar 24, 2007

It seems that the English translatio of Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch has been withdrawn and now is unavailable on line. Could anyone kindly send me such English version since I am working on the new Chinese Property Law. Thanks in advance! (My email: Breezejoe@hotmail.com)

[Bearbeitet am 2007-03-24 03:40]


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Vito Smolej
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for an aligned version of the material discussed... Mar 24, 2007

go visit my profile here:

www.proz.com/profile/91005

There's a link for the download there.

Regards

Vito


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