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What you see is what you get

French translation: tel écran-tel écrit

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21:08 Mar 13, 2000
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: What you see is what you get
In computer field:

Approximation of screen display to final printed result, known as "what you see is what you get."

Current translation is "tel ecran, tel ecrit". Is this the standard translation or can anyone offer a better translation.
Michel Murray
French translation:tel écran-tel écrit
Explanation:
This is the official French translation. Pay attention to the "trait d'union" which is mandatory. tel-tel is the same but in abbreviation. WYSIWYG is not officially recognized but computer wizards will have heard of it.
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geo1mar2
Local time: 07:36
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I received three fairly good answers, but the answer I'm selecting as the best was the only one to contain an important detail. It was also the only one to include a reference.
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Summary of answers provided
natel écran-tel écritgeo1mar2
naWYSIWYGxxxwflyer
naTel écran, tel papier "TETP"
Josiane Barone
naTel écran, tel écrit
pjg111


  

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1 hr
Tel écran, tel écrit


Explanation:
It is the usual translation. But in French, it is frequently referred to as WYSIWYG, which is familiar to computer users.

pjg111
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2 hrs
Tel écran, tel papier "TETP"


Explanation:
I saw this translation on a glossary I used for a technical translation on Digital Imaging. However, in a technical text, I think it's better to let WYSIWYG since this term is known in the computer field.

Josiane Barone
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4 hrs
WYSIWYG


Explanation:
Would keep this as well because it is known in the computer field. Have seen "tel écran, tel écrit" and have used it if preferred by the client, but generally, WYSIWYG is used. I have also seen "mode siamois". The Terminology Office, European Commission, Luxembourg also suggests tel-tel which honestly I have never seen...

xxxwflyer
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21 hrs
tel écran-tel écrit


Explanation:
This is the official French translation. Pay attention to the "trait d'union" which is mandatory. tel-tel is the same but in abbreviation. WYSIWYG is not officially recognized but computer wizards will have heard of it.


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geo1mar2
Local time: 07:36
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in FrenchFrench, Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in pair: 32
Grading comment
I received three fairly good answers, but the answer I'm selecting as the best was the only one to contain an important detail. It was also the only one to include a reference.
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