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to see a self-running version of XXX under Windows, run PLAY.EXE

German translation: Rufen Sie PLAY.EXE auf um eine Demo(-Version) von XXX unter/für Windows zu sehen.

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10:38 Aug 24, 2001
English to German translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: to see a self-running version of XXX under Windows, run PLAY.EXE
to see a self-running version
of XXX under Windows, run
PLAY.EXE

um eine selbst-laufende
Version von XXX unter Windows
zu sehen, lassen Sie PLAY.
EXE laufen/starten Sie
PLAY.EXE
translator
German translation:Rufen Sie PLAY.EXE auf um eine Demo(-Version) von XXX unter/für Windows zu sehen.
Explanation:
Quite often PLAY.EXE is used when selfexecuting demos of software are being "played"/executed; these often do not allow for user interaction. To avoid problems in the German marketplace with its much more restrictive wrongful advertising laws, it might be better to rephrase the German translation as suggested above if my suspicion is correct.

HTH
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Roland Grefer
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Führen Sie PLAY.EXE aus, um eine selbstausführende Version...Rebekka Groß
naRufen Sie PLAY.EXE auf um eine Demo(-Version) von XXX unter/für Windows zu sehen.
Roland Grefer
naselbstlaufend vs. selbstausführendGeri Linda Metterle
naum eine selbsttätig ablaufende Version von XXX unter Windows zu sehen...Klaus Dorn


  

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Führen Sie PLAY.EXE aus, um eine selbstausführende Version...


Explanation:
Führen Sie PLAY.EXE aus, um eine selbstausführende Version von XXX unter Windows zu sehen.

see: http://www.ulead.de/jr/trial.htm
Laden Sie die selbstausführbare Datei der Testversion von Ulead JavaRazor 1.0 in ein ein temporäres Verzeichnis auf Ihrer Festplatte herunter.
Doppelklicken Sie in Windows Explorer auf die selbstextrahierende exe-Datei des Programmes, um mit der Installation zu beginnen. Bestimmen Sie einen Ordner, in dem sich keine anderen Programme von Ulead befinden.
Wählen Sie die entsprechenden Optionen auf den restlichen Bildschirmen.

It's sometimes a good idea to turn sentences that start with to do... around. While this construction is perfectly acceptable in English, starting a sentence with Um ... zu in German is a bit clumsy.

another option. Wenn Sie eine ... sehen möchten, führen Sie... aus

just an extra tip :-)


    experience in software localisation
Rebekka Groß
Local time: 23:10
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 290

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agree  Alexander Schleber: Yes!
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selbstlaufend vs. selbstausführend


Explanation:
I think there is a difference between the two, although at first glance they seem to be the same.

selbstlaufend = used for a example with an presentation, a demo of whatever

selbstausführend = usually used in connection with self extracting files, self installing programs ....



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Geri Linda Metterle
Local time: 00:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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1 hr
um eine selbsttätig ablaufende Version von XXX unter Windows zu sehen...


Explanation:
Um eine selbsttätig ablaufende Version von XXX unter Windows zu sehen führen Sie PLAY.EXE aus.

This way you avoid to have twice "ausführen" in the sentence...for the translation of "selbsttätig ablaufende" see the link below:


    Reference: http://www.struwwelpeter.com/
Klaus Dorn
Local time: 02:10
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 743
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6 hrs
Rufen Sie PLAY.EXE auf um eine Demo(-Version) von XXX unter/für Windows zu sehen.


Explanation:
Quite often PLAY.EXE is used when selfexecuting demos of software are being "played"/executed; these often do not allow for user interaction. To avoid problems in the German marketplace with its much more restrictive wrongful advertising laws, it might be better to rephrase the German translation as suggested above if my suspicion is correct.

HTH

Roland Grefer
Local time: 18:10
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 192
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