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People please help!

People please help!

People please help!

Hi everyone!
People, can you little help me correct translate GUI for my program to english or american language?
My questions:
1) How need right write properties of the folder, or the Type column of the ListView in Report mode (like Explorer)
- Folder with files
- File Folder (or File folder?)
- Folder of files
- Folder?
2) I have a few buttons for disks any type, when I click button - my database program show all disks of type pressed button.
For example next buttons:
- All disks (or All of disks?)
- Floppy disks (or just Floppy?)
- Hard disks (or Fixed disks, or Local disks)
- CD-ROM disks (or CD-ROMs, or CDs?)
- RAM disks (or RAMs?)
- Network disks (or Remote disks?)
- Removable disks (I know, this right :))
And I have list of the disks, in some column show tipe of the disk:
- Floppy disk (or just Floppy?)
- Hard disk (or Fixed disk, or Local disk)
- CD-ROM disk (or CD-ROM, or CD?)
- RAM disk (or RAM)
- Network disk (or Remote disk?)
3) How right name of the menu for search?
- Search or Find?
And for button, than press do search&
4) How need:
- Options or Preferences or Settings?
5) submenu Help:
- Help contents or Help topics or Help index or Contents & Index?
6) Website or Web Site?
7) When I was scan some disk, I write to him properties scan date:
- Scan date or Date of scan or Datescan?
8) Serial Number or Serial No or Serial # or SN or S/N?
9) When I scan disk at this moment, what I do write to window caption:
- Scanning the disk or Scanning a disk or Scanning disk or Disk scanning
10) And when scanning in progress I show in text field scanned file, how to name this scan field:
- Scan file or Scanning file or just Action?
11) When scan is complete, how to name result panel:
- Scan result or Scan results or Scanning result or Scanned result?
12) Data size or Size of data?
13) Button for eject CD:
- Eject CD or CD Eject or Reject CD?
14) In the properties of the lot of files:
- Multiple Types or Different types?
15) Menu for compress/compact database, like mdb database for MS Access:
- Compact database or Compress database or Compact database file?
16) Menu for database file information:
- Database file info or Database file information?
17) For delete all data from database:
- Clear database or Clear DB
18) Options for window settings such a place, size:
- Window settings or Windows settings?
19) For properties of the folder, where placed Contains info::
- 4 Files, 7 Folders or Files: 4; Folders:7?
20) When I search files but no result:
- Nothing is found or Nothing have been found or Nothing was found or No items found?
21) I have windows with 10 checkboxes, user check some of this and press buttons for him choice be apply:
- All of (do for all of the checked elements work)
- Any of (do for any of the checked elements work)
- Complate or Complately (do for all of the checked elements work and all of unchecked elements not work)
22) When user search any file, he may search by any part of the file name or exact name:
- Exact match or Exact search?
23) E-Mail or Email or email?
24) Menu for registration:
- Register or Registration oe Enter registration code?
25) Register name or Registration name?

PS: sorry for my very, very and very bad english.

RE: People please help!

To translate your application, you need to find a person that is fluent in both languages.  Hopefully, they will have used the version of Windows that was created for their country/region, so they'll know the Windows word choices for various things (so your application looks as good as a Microsoft app).

Chip H.

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RE: People please help!

Yeah, great...

RE: People please help!

Sorry, but it's how it is done.

Chip H.

If you want to get the best response to a question, please read FAQ222-2244 first

RE: People please help!

Looking through your list I found that the first options you listed were all very easy to understand for me and mu native language is English.  I would just go with that unless you have a budjet for a professional translator.

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