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German translation: komprimierte Dateien

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English term or phrase:light files
German translation:komprimierte Dateien
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12:22 Aug 20, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: light files
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Gibt es hierfür einen speziellen Fachausdruck auf Deutsch, oder könnte man "light files" mit "Minidateien" übersetzen?
Kini
Minidateien / Minimalbestände / komprimierte Dateien
Explanation:
I like the last one (komprimierte Dateien = compressed files) best, even though it is not certain whether the files are just sent without formatting, which reduces their size substantially, or are actually compressed. But removing the formatting from a files is also a form of compression (Komprimierung). Your own suggestion or "Minimalbestände" could also serve.

"Light" defintely refers to files that are reduced in size from their original, before being transmitted.

HTH
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Alexander Schleber
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Local time: 08:34
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naMinidateien / Minimalbestände / komprimierte Dateien
Alexander Schleber
na -1Mac "light" DateienKlaus Dorn


  

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Minidateien / Minimalbestände / komprimierte Dateien


Explanation:
I like the last one (komprimierte Dateien = compressed files) best, even though it is not certain whether the files are just sent without formatting, which reduces their size substantially, or are actually compressed. But removing the formatting from a files is also a form of compression (Komprimierung). Your own suggestion or "Minimalbestände" could also serve.

"Light" defintely refers to files that are reduced in size from their original, before being transmitted.

HTH


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Alexander Schleber
Belgium
Local time: 08:34
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 1466
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19 mins peer agreement (net): -1
Mac "light" Dateien


Explanation:
I think light files is a special Mac (Apple Macintosh) term, in which case I would translate it as shown above.

Klaus Dorn
Local time: 10:34
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743

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disagree  Alexander Schleber: Only if a Mac is specifically mentioned in the context
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