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English translation: designed specifically

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23:57 Apr 11, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: zugeschnitten
Programm A ist "zugeschnitten" auf die Bearbeitung von Grafiken.
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TIA
Michael
Michael Scheidler
English translation:designed specifically
Explanation:
Program A is 'designed specifically' for
working with graphics.
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Protradit
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Summary of answers provided
nadesigned specificallyProtradit
nadesigned forUta Moerschell
nacustomized for/geared towards
Dierk Seeburg
natailored to (customized, optimized, fine-tuned for)
Tom Funke
na"made to measure for" or "tailor-made for" or "geared to"Dan McCrosky
natailor-made working with graphicsAnya Malhotra


  

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13 mins
tailor-made working with graphics


Explanation:
Or tailored to the requirements of graphic applications

Anya Malhotra
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22 mins
"made to measure for" or "tailor-made for" or "geared to"


Explanation:
Programme A (BR)/ Program A (AE) is "made to measure for" or "tailor-made for" or "geared to" the production / processing of graphics.

"made to measure for" would be my first choice.


Dan McCrosky
Local time: 22:21
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49 mins
tailored to (customized, optimized, fine-tuned for)


Explanation:
Brandstetter; Ernst; Schäfer: zuschneiden = to tailor to something / ...to individual requirements
>>zugeschnitten<< in the case of a software product most probably means that all copies of the product are tailored (specifically >>optimized<<) to suit a specific use. It could also mean that a limited number of copies (e.g. in an in-house or turnkey development) are >>customized<< for a specific purpose or customer. >>fine tuned<< or >>specifically attuned to<< occasionally fits too. Lacking more context, you might go with: >>Program “A” is tailored to (the) processing (of) graphics.<<
[AltaVista just crapped out on me. So no more Web examples, sorry.]


    Reference: http://www.sfb501.uni-kl.de/sfb/InterneBerichte.html
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Tom Funke
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59 mins
customized for/geared towards


Explanation:
I would use customized, possibly also geared towards although that implies (to me at least) a person rather than a thing like graphics on the other end of the cusomtization. I don't think tailored is used much (at least in American English) in software lingo as is the case here.


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Dierk Seeburg
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1 hr
designed specifically


Explanation:
Program A is 'designed specifically' for
working with graphics.

Protradit
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1 day 7 hrs
designed for


Explanation:
I always have trouble finding an equivalent for designed when translating the other way round. Zugeschnitten auf is one of the words that fit best...designed specifically might be a little too strong.

Uta Moerschell
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