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English translation: cookie letter

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15:32 Nov 6, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
German term or phrase: Keksbrief
"Es muß die Möglichkeit geben, z.B. ABC als 2. Courtagemakler eizugeben, so daß ein Teil der Courtage an ABC zur Deckung anfallender Kosten fließen.

Evtl. neuer Prozess !!!

-Info über Erstgeschäft an F-RM durch Meldung der fehlenden Bankverbindung durch Service
-Freischaltung des Maklers in XXX-System
-Versendung Keksbrief
-Rückinfo an Service (Policierung) und RM"
Cami Townsend
English translation:cookie letter
Explanation:
Believe it or not, but nowadays, there are a lot of literal translations, especially pertaining to Internet terms. Cookie by iself I suppose is a lot more known. I did find an Internet site that made use of the word combo.
Viel Glück!
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Pegmoe
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My instinct was "cookie," too. Considering some of the other ambiguities in the source text, particularly the acronyms and abbreviations used throughout, this term didn't surprise me. I checked 8 different search engines myself, including MegaGer, for "Keksbrief" before I posted the inquiry. It makes you wonder where the author took it from and how widespread its usage is (if, in fact, there is any usage to speak of).
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Summary of answers provided
na"cookie message" or simply "cookie"Dan McCrosky
nacookie letterPegmoe


  

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3 hrs
cookie letter


Explanation:
Believe it or not, but nowadays, there are a lot of literal translations, especially pertaining to Internet terms. Cookie by iself I suppose is a lot more known. I did find an Internet site that made use of the word combo.
Viel Glück!


    Google brought up: hotline.freehosting.net/AOLcook.html
Pegmoe
PRO pts in pair: 24
Grading comment
My instinct was "cookie," too. Considering some of the other ambiguities in the source text, particularly the acronyms and abbreviations used throughout, this term didn't surprise me. I checked 8 different search engines myself, including MegaGer, for "Keksbrief" before I posted the inquiry. It makes you wonder where the author took it from and how widespread its usage is (if, in fact, there is any usage to speak of).

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Uwe Kirmse
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9 hrs
"cookie message" or simply "cookie"


Explanation:
Could it be that "Keksbrief" itself is poor computer German, or does the author mean a message about the sending of a "Keks – cookie"?

I got zero hits under any language at AltaVista, Google and Northern Light for "Keksbrief" or "Keksnachricht".

If one uses the query: +Keks +Computer +Schnittstelle, however, you get the following:

Northern Light: 100 hits

Google: 120 hits, including this good glossary:

http://www.glossar.de/glossar/z_cookies.htm

Alta Vista: 80 hits, including more glossaries

With the query: "cookie letter", one gets few hits, mostly extraneous about Christmas cookies, etc:

Alta Vista: 7 hits

Google: 36 hits (but Google does not pay much attention to quotation marks)

Northern Light: 22 hits

I might be tempted to go with simply "Keks – cookie" unless the author means a message about the sending of a Keks – cookie. Then one could write "cookie message".

- HTH - Dan


Dan McCrosky
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