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04:59 Oct 16, 2000
German to English translations [Non-PRO]
German term or phrase: freigeschaltet
it`s a computer software manual. Context:

Diese Dateien werden freigeschaltet. Then in two more instances just FREISCHALTEN.


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naactivateUlrike Lieder
nareleased, RELEASE
Mats Wiman
namake available, releaseGeri Linda Metterle



23 mins
make available, release

"Daten freischalten" means also "freigeben" as far as I know - so they are "made available" to others or are "released" to the public.

Hope this helps?


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Geri Linda Metterle
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27 mins
released, RELEASE

freischalten=trennen, loslassen, give free, release, permit to be used

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Mats Wiman
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4 hrs

I've had some experience with German programs available over the internet that were "freigeschaltet" only after the author had received payment - i.e. you could only run the program after it had be freigeschaltet. While "release" would certainly work, I wonder if "activate" might not be a more accurate term. From the example you give, it looks to me like this might be one of those instances where the data are available only after payment has been made. See if it fits with your overall context.

Ulrike Lieder
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