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21:27 Feb 4, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase:My Info
1) "My Info is the title of a link on a web page to go to your user profile and stuff. Don't know if to say "Mi Información, or adapt the abbrev. i.e. "Mi Info".
2) Also, related: how to handle capitalization of the "My Info" link and all links that use upper case for the first letters of all words? Such as, "My Profile" - "Mi Perfil" or "Mi perfil"; "Stock Quotes" - "Cotizaciones de acciones" or "Cotizaciones de Acciones", etc.???
Explanation: As for capatalizing, I'd do it exactly as it was proposed in English. If that's the format they wanted - that's the format they expect in Spanish. Especially on a job like this, it's not up to you to decide what's capatalized or correct any other thing you may feel works better (this link should go before this one....etc.) . Your job is to translate the material as is - it's their baby and they want it translated just as they wrote it. Antway, that's how I look at it. Good luck to you!
Explanation: Mis datos is much shorter than mi información. Mi info is too informal for Spanish context.
As for capitalization English people tend to be more lax and capitalize just anything they wish. In Spanish this is not possible. If you'd like to follow syntax and grammar you should only capitalize wehen: Propper nouns, afeter a full stop or at the begining of a document as I can recall now. Any other capitalization is just a translation of a foreing model.
Hope it helps :-)
Explanation: As to the capitalization of Spanish words, and according to our spelling rules, you can only use capital letters in the first letter of a sentence (be this a title or not), unless you have a proper name. In the case you are asking about, capital letters are only required for the first character (although most Spanish native speakers would tend to capitalize everything, because of the influence of English...still, that is incorrect).Hope this helps you.