[sane-devel] Translation status

Laurent-jan Dullaart ljm@xs4all.nl
Tue, 2 Sep 2003 18:49:17 +0200


On Tuesday 26 August 2003 01:04, Till Kamppeter wrote:
> Yann E. MORIN wrote:
> > Good {evening,morning,afternoon} all!
> > 
> > (Sorry Henning for the private mail... Still not used to the reply policy! 
;-/)
> > 
> > Once upon a time (on Friday 22 August 2003 20:05), Henning Meier-Geinitz 
wrote :
> >  > fr Translated     :  579 (92.3%)
> > 
> > Here I am again, with an updated .fr.po translation :
> > Translated     :  619 (98.7%)
> >       of which :    0 fuzzy ( 0.0%)
> > Not translated :    8 ( 1.3%)
> > Total          :  627
> > 
> > French-aware readers, would some one comment on those 
> > translations (not yet
> > included in the above result), before I submit the file :
> > 
> > "Bayer Dither {16,64}"   ->  "Bayer entrelašÚ {16,64}"
> > "Dithemap {1,2}"         ->  "Table d'entrelšage {1,2}"
> > 
> > To me, dithering is the same for color-space as halftone is for B&W-space.
> > Am I right? And does that make sense to translate 'dither' (and dithering,
> > ...) as 'entrelašÚ'?
> > 
> 
> Salut,
> 
> I am not perfect in french, but 'entrelašÚ' is "interlaced" for me, in 
> printing also "weaving". This means that on one sweep of the print head 
> not all pixels of the covered area are printed, the next sweep goes over 
> this area (or a part of it again) to print pixels which were left out 
> the first time. This is done to get a resolution higher than the 
> distance between the nozzles, or to make the paper less wet on high ink 
> densities, or also to reduce stripes of the print head sweeps.
> 
> Dithering is something completely different, which is also done by laser 
> printers. One does dithering to raise the colour depth on the cost of 
> resolution. A laser has only one bit of native colour depth, inkjets 1 
> or 2 bits (always per ink/toner colour, usually CMYK or CMYmyK). As 
> photos have 8 bits of colour depth per colour component of RGB but often 
> a lower resolution than the printer, one takes a matrix of printer 
> pixels, for example 4x4, and makes up one photo pixel of them. By 
> combining different dot patterns in such a matrix the avarage colour 
> impression of the matrix can have many more different color tones then a 
> printer pixel.
> 
> Unfortunately, I do not know the french word for dithering. Perhaps you 
> should have a look at the translations of the GIMP-Print package 
> (http://gimp-print.sf.net/).
> 
>     Till
> 

I would suggest "pointillage" or "tramage". Tramage is used by some printer 
manufacturers.

ljm 

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