Computer Science: Looking for French Style Guides
Thread poster: Etudiant
English to French
May 7, 2008

Dear all,

I am a French student working on a dissertation whose subject is about style and register issues translators have to face while performing a technical or scientific translation, in the Computer Science field.

I am looking for any material or even opinions, which could help me in this task. In particular, I need to compare different French style guides to extract common/different criteria (such as conciseness, repetition, depersonalization, etc.) used to make an idiomatic translation. I already have the SUN Microsystems and Microsoft style guides, but I need some more.

Most importantly, I need to find some examples of bi-texts (English source texts and their French translations), which illustrate the difficulties in terms of style and register a technical/scientific IT translator encounters in his job. Some of these translations may contain usual mistakes, which could be also used to illustrate my point.

Thank you very much for your help and experience,

Kind regards

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