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German translation: (unbestimmte) Sache, Ding, Dingsda

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English term or phrase:dingbat
German translation:(unbestimmte) Sache, Ding, Dingsda
Entered by: Elisabeth Ghysels
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20:45 Feb 21, 2002
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: dingbat
Term is contained in the name of the symbols font "Zapf Dingbats"
Klaus
dingbat = (unbestimmte) Sache, Ding
Explanation:
für den Plural, dingbats, findet sich heutzutage im Wörterbuch bereits "Grafikzeichen"
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Elisabeth Ghysels
Local time: 22:24
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Summary of answers provided
4 +4Dingbat (nicht übersetzen)
Maya Jurt
5 +1Zapf DingbatsFrieda Ruppaner-Lind
4 +1Zapf DingbatsUlrike Lieder
4dingbat = (unbestimmte) Sache, Ding
Elisabeth Ghysels


  

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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +4
Dingbat (nicht übersetzen)


Explanation:
Ein Dingbat ist eine "Schriftart" (Fonts), die nicht aus Buchstaben sondern aus verschiedenen Symbolen besteht. Bekanntester Vertreter dieser Art ist die populäre Windings-Schriftart für Windows.


Maya Jurt
Switzerland
Local time: 22:24
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 343

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Ralf Lemster
1 hr

agree  Geneviève von Levetzow
12 hrs

agree  Manolo6
12 hrs

agree  Irene De Han
1 day17 hrs
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
dingbat = (unbestimmte) Sache, Ding


Explanation:
für den Plural, dingbats, findet sich heutzutage im Wörterbuch bereits "Grafikzeichen"

Elisabeth Ghysels
Local time: 22:24
PRO pts in pair: 526

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Klaus Dorn: true German translation!
1 hr

agree  Rudolf Kräuter
10 hrs

disagree  Manolo6: this is the wrong context; as a font name it's definitely NOT to be translated
12 hrs
  -> remember that the question was dingbat, and neither dingbats nor Zapf dingbats; perhaps the asker was just curious? I would be, anyway

disagree  Frieda Ruppaner-Lind: wrong context
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13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Zapf Dingbats


Explanation:
No translation needed.
Source "Microsoft Press-Title Computer-Lexikon 2001";
MS Glossaries

Frieda Ruppaner-Lind
PRO pts in pair: 15

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agree  Manolo6
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14 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Zapf Dingbats


Explanation:
It's a name, thus left untranslated.

netNewsLetter 39/1998
... 5.4 Von Arial bis Zapf-Dingbats - Diese Seite ist fontastisch. Computer-Schriftarten
sind ein leidiges Thema. Die Standardschriftarten können Sie nicht mehr ...
netnewsletter.de/letter/archiv/9839.html


dingbat, according to Muret-Sanders, is Knüppel, Brocken, Stein, Dingsda, and "Moneten"

In colloquial US usage, a dingbat (generally applied to women) is someone who is a bit ditzy, but charmingly so.

HTH


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 13:24
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 1505

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