Should I write out the abbreviation together with the translation?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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English to Swedish
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Jun 13, 2010

Should I write out the abbreviation together with the translation?

This is how I have done:

PVR (Personal Video Recorder: personlig videospelare)

In the original document, there was written only PVR.

In my translated document, I added a parenthesis. Within the parenthesis, I wrote out the English abbreviation as it is a relatively new term, added a colon and then my Swedish translation.
Is this the right way to do it?

The document in question is a manual for a PVR.

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 13, 2010

I would do this the first time it appears but only once. In a manual the term PVR will probably be repeated many times and it doesn't seem necessary, and maybe even annoying, to translate it each time.

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Yes, or... Jun 13, 2010

Either do it as Tina sugests or you can use an (*) and a Note.

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