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French translation webtrees Menu Editer 9 years 6 months ago #1

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Hello everyone,

Something bothers me since the first time I used webtrees. In the French menu, the word Editer is not right in French. You will say that French speakers use it frequently. Yes, it is true but it is "slang" and what we call a "Frenchglish" (anglicisme). The French word Editer means to publish book of a writer or artist. The right translation of the English word Edit is Modifier.

Edit : I have just read that Editer is often used in computer language. So, perhaps I am wrong and should not bother about that. Sorry.

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Re: French translation webtrees Menu Editer 9 years 6 months ago #2

We call it franglais :-) Or Spanglish.

Spanish is similar, though "editar" is gradually moving towards the meaning of its English cognate.

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Re: French translation webtrees Menu Editer 9 years 6 months ago #3

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Hi Wess,

Thanks for your comment. I thought the same as you first and verified my old Larousse dictionary at home. Then, I checked the online Larousse which is newer than mine and it says it is right to use it (applies to webtrees). That is why I edited my message.

éditer
verbe transitif
(latin editum, de edere, produire)

* Choisir, reproduire et mettre en vente l'œuvre d'un écrivain, d'un artiste (musicien, peintre, photographe, chanteur, etc.) : Une maison qui édite des romans.
* Faire la critique verbale d'un texte (vérification et préparation) en vue de sa publication, en l'accompagnant éventuellement de notes et de commentaires.
* Fabriquer quelque chose et s'occuper de sa diffusion : C'est un fabricant italien qui édite ce modèle de table.
* Présenter des résultats de traitements effectués sur un ordinateur sous une forme et sur un support facilitant leur utilisation.


But the menu Editer icon links to an action of modifying more than presenting results (présenter des résultats)

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Re: French translation webtrees Menu Editer 9 years 5 months ago #4

Hello Jackie,
to me Edit needs to translated "Modifier" in french.
for many people in France, Éditer means Print !
I'd it should be show in red colour as it's an optional menu item.

I think it should be changed,
Thanks,
André

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