English translation: generally accepted presentation method
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13:05 Aug 29, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software
German term or phrase:allgemeingültige Darstellungsweise
Kontext: ''Für die im Weiteren folgenden Erläuterungen verlasse ich nun die allgemeingültige Darstellungsweise und beschreibe jene Möglichkeiten, die unmittelbar für die Behandlung spezifischer Objektarten angeboten werden.''
I'm not really sure what the author means here with ,,allgemeingültige Darstellungsweise''. Is it something like the general way in which information is presented, perhaps?
Explanation: Much the same as Shane London's, but with one word fewer.
Richard Bartholomew Germany Local time: 07:09 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 12
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generally applicable/valid representation
Explanation: (1) "Darstellungsweise" I would translate as "representation."
(2) I doubt that the word "accepted" in the expressions "generally accepted presentation method" (Richard) and "universally accepted method of presentation" (Shane) catches the meaning of "gültig" here.
To me, "generally/universally accepted" implies that something is commonly used. But the author does not mean to say that -- although the methods and ideas associated with the term "allgemeingültige Darstellungsweise'' may indeed be, and probably are, common knowledge (or generally accepted/used for that matter).
Instead, he wants to alert the reader that from now on the focus will be shifted from the general representation described so far (and considered applicable to all kinds of objects) to restricted approaches that apply only to specific object types.
sci-trans Local time: 07:09 Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 16