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16:36 Aug 30, 2000
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: filets a fond
relating to problems with printing

more of sentence: lors de l'impression sur des lasers de bureau: logos dans les marges non imprimables, filets a fond perdu, polices de caracteres inexistantes sur PC, etc.
Shannon Summers
United States
Local time: 13:15
English translation:>> see below <<
Explanation:
One of those sentences that don't admit of piece-by-piece translation. Take it as a whole, and think about the problems that can occur with laser printers: "When office laser printers are used: logos in non-printing margins; faded rules [or "ruled lines"]; type sizes that aren't stored in the PC, etc."

(A note on "type sizes": The sizes of printed characters are measured in _points_, with 1 point = 1/72 inch. "Twelve-point-type," for instance, refers to characters that are 1/6 inch high (not including ascenders and descenders, such as the "tails" of lower-case 'p', 'q', et al., and the "stems" of lower-case 'b', 'd', et al.). Often, the character-generation program in a text editor or word-processing program doesn't include versions of the font that are present in the memory of the printer.)
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 13:15
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You're right about your explanation, but after consulting with the author, I found out he meant that they didn't show up at all. But thanks anyway!
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na>> see below <<Heathcliff
na"à fond perdu" : "bleed" or "bleed off"xxx2BO


  

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"à fond perdu" : "bleed" or "bleed off"


Explanation:
actually, "à fond perdu" is an expression in itself. "bleed" and "bleed off" are synonyms. Sorry, I have no definition, only a domain :
Domaine(s)imprimerie / impression de l'imprimé
For "filet", I'm not very sure but here are the terms I've found in my dictionary, for printing:
"rule": Line of varying thickness separating the columns or the various elements of the settling.
"rule":lines separating or enclosing type matter in coldtype application.

Good luck


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xxx2BO
Local time: 22:15

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>> see below <<


Explanation:
One of those sentences that don't admit of piece-by-piece translation. Take it as a whole, and think about the problems that can occur with laser printers: "When office laser printers are used: logos in non-printing margins; faded rules [or "ruled lines"]; type sizes that aren't stored in the PC, etc."

(A note on "type sizes": The sizes of printed characters are measured in _points_, with 1 point = 1/72 inch. "Twelve-point-type," for instance, refers to characters that are 1/6 inch high (not including ascenders and descenders, such as the "tails" of lower-case 'p', 'q', et al., and the "stems" of lower-case 'b', 'd', et al.). Often, the character-generation program in a text editor or word-processing program doesn't include versions of the font that are present in the memory of the printer.)

Heathcliff
United States
Local time: 13:15
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 953
Grading comment
You're right about your explanation, but after consulting with the author, I found out he meant that they didn't show up at all. But thanks anyway!
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