square metres on the desktop

Italian translation: check your decimal places

08:34 Nov 30, 2014
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Printing & Publishing
English term or phrase: square metres on the desktop
Buongiorno a tutti,
Sto traducendo un rapporto comparativo tra due stampanti. Nell'elenco delle specifiche tecniche, c'è la seguente frase: "Footprint (WxD) 371 mm x 384 mm (142.464 square metres ON THE DESKTOP)".
Si parla di ingombro della stampante. Ma non riesco a capire l'espressione "on the desktop". E poi 142,464 metri quadrati? Com'è possibile? Forse mi sfugge qualcosa?

Qualcuno di voi sa aiutarmi?

Grazie
Sara
Sara Bigini
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:26
Italian translation:check your decimal places
Explanation:
I think it should read 142.464 square millimetres!

As far as I can see
371 millimeters x 384 millimeters =
0.142464 m2

which seems to be more like it!

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Note added at 15 mins (2014-11-30 08:50:21 GMT)
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Is the text written by a native speaker? In the days before computers, desktop simply meant the top of the desk.... today you have to be careful when you use this term, so I would specify, "on the top of the desk"

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Note added at 16 mins (2014-11-30 08:51:02 GMT)
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quindi metri quadri occupati sulla scrivania :)
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Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 02:26
Grading comment
Grazie! In effetti c'era un problema con i decimali!
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check your decimal places


Explanation:
I think it should read 142.464 square millimetres!

As far as I can see
371 millimeters x 384 millimeters =
0.142464 m2

which seems to be more like it!

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Note added at 15 mins (2014-11-30 08:50:21 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Is the text written by a native speaker? In the days before computers, desktop simply meant the top of the desk.... today you have to be careful when you use this term, so I would specify, "on the top of the desk"

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 16 mins (2014-11-30 08:51:02 GMT)
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quindi metri quadri occupati sulla scrivania :)


Shera Lyn Parpia
Italy
Local time: 02:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 8
Grading comment
Grazie! In effetti c'era un problema con i decimali!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Edward A Tokash: Perfettamente d'accordo. Non esiste un ingombro "virtuale" che si misura in mm. In aggiunta, una stampante normalmente si mette sulla scrivania. Comunque, tradurrei footprint con ingombro come hai fatto.
3 days 13 hrs
  -> grazie!
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