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English translation: unique clarity (etc.)

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German term or phrase:Transparenz
English translation:unique clarity (etc.)
Entered by: Tom Funke
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14:51 May 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Transparenz
Die einzigartige Transparenz lässt Fehl-, Doppel- oder Nichtberechnungen sofort erkennen.
This is talking about a software tool, an information management system for preparing energy accounts. How can I translate 'Transparenz' here?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 06:30
unique clarity (etc.)
Explanation:
unique clarity

The uniquely clarity [e.g., of the displayed results] allows prompt detection of …

Transparenz (in the figurative sense) can indeed translate as transparency and is so used in some consultant jargon, but is not nearly as widely or as conveniently used in English as in German, and far more often than not best avoided or paraphrased. Some examples:

Transparenz unseres Zahlenwerks herstellen: improve our method of reporting [avoid ''transparency'']
(personal online glossary with client input)
http://www.adicom.de/default.htm

AltaVista (English) transparenz 499 pages found; word count: transparenz: 68985

Perspektiven der deutschen Konzernrechnungslegung - Auswirkungen des Kapitalaufnahmeerleichterungsgesetzes und des Gesetzes zur Kontrolle und Transparenz im Unternehmensbereich - [Perspectives of German group accounting regarding recent legislative changes]
http://www.iur.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/team/gassen.html


Daher empfiehlt es sich, die Kontrollaufgaben des Europäischen Parlaments zu spezifizieren, das Nominierungsverfahren für zur Wahl stehende Kandidaten zu öffnen, die Ratsmitglieder von den nationalen Parlamenten wählen zu lassen und die Tagungen des Rates öffentlich zugängig zu machen. Dies würde zu mehr Transparenz führen und eine vernünftig kanalisierte demokratische Rückkopplung nach sich ziehen. ---- In contrast to that dangerous scenario we have recommended to specify the controlling task of the European Parliament, to open the election procedure for more candidates, to elect the members of the council not by the national governments but by the national parliaments, and have the Council discuss and decide in public. http://www.ecsanet.org/conferences/2m.htm

HTH Tom
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naunique clarity (etc.)
Tom Funke
natransparency
Alan Johnson


  

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transparency


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Alan Johnson
Germany
Local time: 06:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3388

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28 mins
unique clarity (etc.)


Explanation:
unique clarity

The uniquely clarity [e.g., of the displayed results] allows prompt detection of …

Transparenz (in the figurative sense) can indeed translate as transparency and is so used in some consultant jargon, but is not nearly as widely or as conveniently used in English as in German, and far more often than not best avoided or paraphrased. Some examples:

Transparenz unseres Zahlenwerks herstellen: improve our method of reporting [avoid ''transparency'']
(personal online glossary with client input)
http://www.adicom.de/default.htm

AltaVista (English) transparenz 499 pages found; word count: transparenz: 68985

Perspektiven der deutschen Konzernrechnungslegung - Auswirkungen des Kapitalaufnahmeerleichterungsgesetzes und des Gesetzes zur Kontrolle und Transparenz im Unternehmensbereich - [Perspectives of German group accounting regarding recent legislative changes]
http://www.iur.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/team/gassen.html


Daher empfiehlt es sich, die Kontrollaufgaben des Europäischen Parlaments zu spezifizieren, das Nominierungsverfahren für zur Wahl stehende Kandidaten zu öffnen, die Ratsmitglieder von den nationalen Parlamenten wählen zu lassen und die Tagungen des Rates öffentlich zugängig zu machen. Dies würde zu mehr Transparenz führen und eine vernünftig kanalisierte demokratische Rückkopplung nach sich ziehen. ---- In contrast to that dangerous scenario we have recommended to specify the controlling task of the European Parliament, to open the election procedure for more candidates, to elect the members of the council not by the national governments but by the national parliaments, and have the Council discuss and decide in public. http://www.ecsanet.org/conferences/2m.htm

HTH Tom


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Tom Funke
Local time: 00:30
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 2419
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