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In the mean time I have been updating the wiki.shine-it.net/index.php?title=Open_ERP_Chinese_Glossary#A-Z (thanks digitalsatori for correcting some mistakes) on this site.
I would encourage all of you to look critically and contribute to thisglossary. To get a good translation of OpenERP it is important that weuse the
same translations for key concepts and difficult-to-translate words throughout. The glossary is intended for that.
Translating of Open ERP is a bit frustrating because the English usedin the software is not always so good and not so standard (especiallymodule mrp is hell!), so I feel in the Chinese translation we shouldimprove on that. Rather than literally translating the terms Tiny uses,we need a very clear understanding of the underlying concepts to makegood translations. For example a term I am struggling with now is"subscriptions", translated mostly by "订阅“. But it has little to dowith ”订阅“. I think it refers to a period you can define toautomatically handle recurring entries. So perhaps “循环分录期” would bebetter? This is one example only. So please while translating, anytimeyou hit a key concept or a difficult to translate word (for exampleweek number, it is not a key concept but a bit difficult to translate,well for me that is) take the effort to update the glossary. In thatway I think we can get a nice consistent, professional interface.
For "subscription" perhaps "重复循环期“ is better? As 循环期 can be interpreted as the duration of one cycle only.
Appreciate your feedback.
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I agree with bhikkhu that "Subscription" in the context of Financial Management has nothing to do with "订阅“。 However, Put '重复' and '循环' together is a bit redundant in the meaning. Subscription here probably should be interpreted as recurring event in a period of time, it itself has no meaning of period, and thus we should omit "期“ in the translation.
I suggest the below translation:
Subsription Entries 循环凭证
Running Subscriptions 执行中的循环凭证
New Subscription 新建循环凭证
Subscription Lines 循环凭证分录
Yes, 重复and 循环 together is a bit awkard. Good suggestions of digitalsatori. But, I don't know. Basically subscription is now equated with recurring entry. Subscription seem to be a bit more than the recurring entry, it also states the duration and the frequency of the recurring entry. So that is why I suggested the less than ideal "期" . Perhaps a better idea would be to call it a batch or series. What about “系列“？
Also, now the term "凭证“ is introduced. I know it is used in Chinese accounting software to indicate the basic record of a transaction, but it might be confusing here. In OpenERP the basic transaction is the journal entry for which the term (日记帐）分录 is suggested. 分录 is understood to be a complete journal entry not just a line. I tend to think that the concept of 凭证 doesn't lend itself very well for an international system as OpenERP. I would steer away from it, and not use it at all (or only in the original sense of voucher).
So building on digitalsatori's suggestions I would propose the following:
Subscription Entries 循环分录系列
Running Subscriptions 执行中的循环分录系列
New Subscription 新建循环分录系列
Subscription Lines 系列分录
What does everybody think?
After a little research I realize that bhikkhu is right about the translation of the term 'entry'. "分录“ is a proper translation for it.
As for Subscription,strictly speaking, it is kind of template of entry, it will generate a series of entries by time when activated. the entry series(系列) is it's running result, not itself.
so I would suggest the translation: “循环分录模板“ or a terse term “循环分录“, I prefer the latter.
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