Interfering with the source text
Thread poster: TheTranslator86

TheTranslator86
Turkey
Local time: 14:17
English to Turkish
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Jun 21, 2011

Hello,

In a project that I work on, I have come across (or I suppose so) some spelling confusions. To give an example, it says "enter the date range"; however, it should be "enter data range" according to the context. Also the same phrase (enter the data range") was repeated previously.

How should I translate this phrase? There are several people who I have to pass to reach to the end customer to ask it, so it seems difficult.

Do I have the right to decid
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Hello,

In a project that I work on, I have come across (or I suppose so) some spelling confusions. To give an example, it says "enter the date range"; however, it should be "enter data range" according to the context. Also the same phrase (enter the data range") was repeated previously.

How should I translate this phrase? There are several people who I have to pass to reach to the end customer to ask it, so it seems difficult.

Do I have the right to decide on it? Or Does a translator have to translate what s/he see?

Tkanks in advance.
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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 14:17
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Typing error Jun 21, 2011

I would put these errors into a file and send the along with the translation, so the author can correct them in the source document. But there is no need to contact if they are obvious typing errors you described.

 

FarkasAndras  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:17
English to Hungarian
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Notes.txt Jun 21, 2011

I often send a separate txt file along with my translation, with brief comments like this:
"enter the date range" - appears to be typo, corrected to data range

Then the proofreader and the client can review my notes.txt if they are conscientous enough. If not, they can ignore it - I don't pester agencies and clients with emailed questions that probably won't reach the person who has the answers.


 

Rebelo Júnior  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 08:17
English to Portuguese
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notes.txt Jun 21, 2011

Sinan, I agree with Heirich and Farkas. Also, I do have a similar approach to these kind of typos as what is done by Farkas.

Regards,Rebelo.


 

TheTranslator86
Turkey
Local time: 14:17
English to Turkish
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jun 21, 2011

Thank you all.

As you said, it is better to write it in a notepad and send with the project.


 


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