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bigal
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Engineering/technical/science terms ?

Postby bigal » July 17th, 2010 3:28 pm

Still just a beginner

For work I'm going to need to be be able to write introductory lessons/examples
for embedded systems programming in chinese using c , c++ and python.

Problem is the technical dictionaries I can find are characters only(I still need the piyin for the pronunciation)
Also for electrical engineering/electronics/systems engineering/software/programming/physics terms.

I've found this online dictionay quite useful , but I don't
know enough chinese to know how accurate the terms are.
http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-chi ... cilloscope


Whats the best way to get the technical terms ?

I can get some slowly by copying from datasheets and pasting into word and using pablo which gives a pop up/mouse over translation of each character or phrase.

Some chip manufacturers provide chinese data sheets others don't.

Ti doesn't but their website is available in Chinese
http://focus.ti.com.cn/cn/tihome/docs/h ... e_chinatop


Microchip does
http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcpl ... m=en537796

Technical writing - like this data sheet for a microcontroller I use.

English version http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/en/D ... 41291F.pdf

Chinese version http://ww1.microchip.com/downloads/cn/D ... 41291E.pdf

I asked my previous teacher for some help but she didn't understand the
technical language used or some of the chinese characters used in the datasheet.

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Postby bigal » September 12th, 2010 1:53 pm

No suggestions ?
Anyone ?

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Postby david » September 20th, 2010 11:10 am

Technical translation is a huge pain. The language is not colloquially understood the same way it is in English, so it is really a field-by-field thing. If you are translating microchip and microcontroller content and want popup reference tools, I'd suggest using http://adsotrans.com.

The parser is the best out there and the backend lexicon has about 200,000 entries -- it is the best lexicon of its sort for this type of work. If you find missing content, you can simply highlight the missing word to submit the definition in real-time, although submissions can take a week to work through the review queue.

bigal
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Postby bigal » September 20th, 2010 12:02 pm

Thank you.

Problem is its not just the one field (embedded systems) but across quite a few different areas (Embedded systems, Systems Engineering(software and hardware),Sensor systems Physics , general Engineering and Maintenance and Quality assurance) .

Whats the best approach for trying to figure out terms ?

bigal
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Postby bigal » November 20th, 2010 1:51 pm

Found this site to be pretty good for technical terms so far http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-chinese/


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