[texworks] German translation updates

Steffen Wolfrum texworks at st.estfiles.de
Tue Jul 7 11:42:14 CEST 2009

The only "Tile" that I found on my mac is translated to German as  
"Gekachelt" in "System preferences > Desktop":
Here the chosen background image is scaled in such way that it makes a  
pattern covering the entire screen.
Is this what TexWorks "Tile" would mean, too?


Reading the pros and cons of so many different suggestions
and coming back to real work I felt quite happy that the menu items  
(ie the item's words) in the various applications that I used were  
most often the same.
[In English just think of  "File > Open", "Edit > Copy", "Edit >  
Paste", "File > Close"]

If "Window > Stack" and "Window > Tile" are normally translated to  
"Fenster > Stapeln" and "Fenster > Kacheln" then it would be best to  
use this, just because it is common practice, kind of standard.

Only I can't tell if it is really a standard, for I couldn't find  
these phrases translated in any app that I use.



Am 07.07.2009 um 10:19 schrieb Thomas Floeren:

> justmytwowcents:
> "Stapeln" would be the best choice because
> - the verb is quite common and thus understandable in this context.
> - "Übereinander" is not as precise than "stapeln"; "stapeln" (in  
> this context)
> is a special arrangement of "übereinander" which describes exactly  
> this
> specific windows behaviour: "übereinander" with a slight offset so  
> that every
> window is still accessible.
> "Kacheln" is - IMO - not a common word in this context, and can  
> perfectly be
> replaced with "verteilen".
> So, my proposal: Fenster ... "Stapeln" and "Verteilen"
> Greetings
> Thomas
> -----Original Message-----
> From: texworks-bounces at tug.org [mailto:texworks-bounces at tug.org] On  
> Behalf Of
> Peter Wüsten
> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 9:27 AM
> To: Discuss the TeXworks front end.
> Subject: Re: [texworks] German translation updates
> Steffen Wolfrum wrote
>> And  the verb "Kacheln" is quite special too ... (only used in real
>> life when you construct your own house  :-)
> ... and yet I think the meaning is still intuitive, as the verb  
> implies
> "arranging several of the same all over the place in a perfectly
> well-ordered fashion". IMHO it is quite to the point, and I can't  
> think
> of any alternative (I don't believe there is one for 'to tile',  
> either).
>> So, I am not a linguist but Peter's proposal sounds very clever to  
>> me!
> <blush> ;-)
> Cheers,
> Peter

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