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Terms in other software applications

Dutch translation: MS default Dutch, Progress probably English

14:56 Jun 14, 2017
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO]
Computers: Software
English term or phrase: Terms in other software applications
This is not a question about a specific term. Instead, I'm looking for tips on how to translate interface objects (buttons, check boxes, etc.) of other applications than the 'main'.

To clarify, I translate for a specific software product, and in their installation guide, there are references to other applications, such as Microsoft Windows and Progress OpenEdge. My question is: should I assume that the reader has all other applications installed in Dutch as well (assuming a Dutch version is available, of course)? Or should I keep the English terms for any interface object? Or perhaps I should provide both somehow?

Thanks for any tips in advance!
Menke Muller
Czech Republic
Local time: 17:13
Dutch translation:MS default Dutch, Progress probably English
Explanation:
But you should always ask your client - with the combination of Progress stuff it's more likely the end-user is more technical and has everything in English by default - - it's been a while since I worked at Progress, so I'm not sure they still have all their software in localized Dutch versions...
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Edward Vreeburg
Netherlands
Local time: 17:13


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5MS default Dutch, Progress probably English
Edward Vreeburg


  

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terms in other software applications
MS default Dutch, Progress probably English


Explanation:
But you should always ask your client - with the combination of Progress stuff it's more likely the end-user is more technical and has everything in English by default - - it's been a while since I worked at Progress, so I'm not sure they still have all their software in localized Dutch versions...

Edward Vreeburg
Netherlands
Local time: 17:13
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in DutchDutch
PRO pts in category: 8
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Asker: Thanks, I will go with your advice.

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