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    Post 'Translatable'

    Hello,

    I'm looking for a way to describe a term that is translated to another language.

    For example: Country Name would be such a term because:
    EN: Canada
    PL: Kanada
    GR: Καναδάς

    'Translated' is not precise for me, because 'translation' does not necessarily mean different versions in different languages - it could refer to a different type of transformation. 'Language Translated' or 'Language Supported' seem a bit odd and artificial. So I'm trying to find a precise and proper English word to describe terms such as Country Name. I'd take either an adjective or a verb. In case contemporary English doesn't have one, I'd take something from the past, or even Latin, as well. I just need something that will mean 'Term Translated To A Language' in a shorter form that will still appear professional.

    Thanks.

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    Re: 'Translatable'

    Quote Originally Posted by JacekN View Post
    Hello,

    I'm looking for a way to describe a term that is translated to another language.

    For example: Country Name would be such a term because:
    EN: Canada
    PL: Kanada
    GR: Καναδάς

    'Translated' is not precise for me, because 'translation' does not necessarily mean different versions in different languages - it could refer to a different type of transformation. 'Language Translated' or 'Language Supported' seem a bit odd and artificial. So I'm trying to find a precise and proper English word to describe terms such as Country Name. I'd take either an adjective or a verb. In case contemporary English doesn't have one, I'd take something from the past, or even Latin, as well. I just need something that will mean 'Term Translated To A Language' in a shorter form that will still appear professional.

    Thanks.
    ...But it nearly always does, and if you're talking about words it always does (except in a contrived and most unlikely context). Translations of country names are not always the same.

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    Re: 'Translatable'

    I'll need to use this term in a technical context. And in technical context, 'translation' does refer to many things. For example: code with template is translated into a web page or requirements are translated into code. I'm looking for a short term that clearly states it refers to language translations.

    In technical world we rely on good naming because names imply things and thus, reduce the need for extensive documentation.

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