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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

Du hast ungespeicherte Nachrichten. — You have unsaved messages. Sie haben ungespeicherte Nachrichten. — You have unsaved messages. Both occur, but often neither is used, because it’s usually ...
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

It depends on the company making the software in question. For example, Facebook always uses "du", Microsoft always uses "Sie", Apple and Google use a mixture, depending on product and context. ...
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Deutsche Wörter für zwei spezifische technische Begriffe (Programmierung): inlining, unswitching

Meines Wissens gibt es für die meisten derartigen fachspezifischen Begriffe keine etablierte deutsche Entsprechung. Ich würde daher, wenn der anzuwendende Styleguide (noch so ein Begriff ;) ) es ...
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What's the article of Software Development Kit (SDK)?

The article of an abbreviation is defined by its "main" word. In SDK it's "kit". And according to Duden both der and das are correct.
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What's the article of Software Development Kit (SDK)?

Although according to Duden both "das" and "der" can be used I would always say "das Kit". First of all I used it all my life and secondly "der Kitt" is a kind of glue. I know that is not a scientific ...
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How would “add folder” and “add file” would be translated in the shortest way into German?

When you translate (almost) any English text into German, you will find, that the German text is significant longer than the English text. There is nothing wrong with »Ordner hinzufügen« and »Datei ...
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Maschinelle Suche nach Grundform von Wörtern

Das ist jetzt recht technisch und etwas allgemeiner, aber... was du suchst ist wahrscheinlich ein Stemmer oder Lemmatizer. Gibts zB. als Go-Library (habe ich nur auf die Schnelle ergoogelt, aber mit ...
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What's the right article for "Issue" in German?

Duden knows only a "das Reissue" - for "Wiederausgabe" of records or books. (Even if "Ausgabe" is feminine) This hints to neuter. Issue in my daily usage would directly translate to "Problem", which ...
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Translating "timeliness" in the context of software performance

Die Performanz gibt an, wie gut ein Softwaresystem oder eine Softwarekomponente die zeitlichen Vorgaben erfüllt. You may also interpret timely as a synonym for up-to-date, which translates to aktuell....
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"Committer" in the context of software development

As a German native speaker and software developer I recommend using the word "Committer" in German as well. It's well-known and there is no proper translation in this context. In a profile like those ...
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Maschinelle Suche nach Grundform von Wörtern

Lemmatisierung: Meine Empfehlung wäre der snowball stemmer. Es gibt u.a. ein Python interface. Auf der alten Seite von snowball findet man Beispiele für die deutsche Sprache inkl. Vokabular. ...
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Which one is used more widely for "Jump" in software interfaces : "Sprung" or "springen"

The answer really depends on how the button actually works. There are many possibilities: The button skips a defined number of steps: in that case I'd label it Überspringen. The button jumps to a ...
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Tool for German grammar?

It is not so hard, because dative and accusative are always very different: With bestimmten Artikel, there is always difference (den-dem, die-der, das-dem, die-den). Similarly with unbestimmten ...
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

Short answer: if in doubt, "Sie". As a German software developer, I try to stay clear from "Sie" or "Du". It is perfectly possible to do so without sounding stilted or weird. For example, instead of "...
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Translating "timeliness" in the context of software performance

The used translation for the Information timeliness (or the timeliness of the information) is Aktualität der Information A quote from a respected source Aktualität der Information erfasst die ...
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What are the expectations for German search behavior in software?

Make it as broadly as possible, but be reasonable. The best user experience would be to type in "Gefaskrankheit" and your app knows its "Gefäßkrankheit" despite the input typo. But you are not Google ...
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What's the article of Software Development Kit (SDK)?

Wie ich schon in einem Kommentar dargelegt habe, willst du vermutlich nicht den Artikel, sondern das grammatische Geschlecht wissen. »Software Development Kit« ist ein zusammengesetzter Begriff. Für ...
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

Got an answer from another source (a native German): A corporation like Microsoft or Photoshop would address its customers with "Sie". A game would in most cases not. Set song title Infinitive.
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

It depends on the usage. A formal usage would prefer Sie, a informal usage would use du. It is similar to the real life. In a shop and a restaurant I expect a Sie, in a shop or bar for younger and '...
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Would a computer use ‘du’ or ‘Sie’ for the user?

For example google maps recently updated its computer voice and now address its users with du instead of sie. This is because the audience of apps gets younger and younger and sie is more for people ...
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Word-reminder software – how do you remember the words?

There are three tricks IMO: 1.) Focus on the most frequently used words in German — not so much point in spending your early learning-time on fringe vocab to describe mermaids or friezes. 2.) Learn ...
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Maschinelle Suche nach Grundform von Wörtern

Ich glaube schon, dass Dein Ansatz aus bereits zur Verfügung stehenden Wortlisten, z.B. aus Open Source Bereichen, funktionieren sollte, und im ersten Schritt einfacher ist als der grammatische Weg ...
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What's the right article for "Issue" in German?

I always use "das" for Github issues and haven't heard the use of any other article for it. Avoiding the word "issue" seems like a poor solution because this term is used a lot in IT and is specific ...
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What are the expectations for German search behavior in software?

Obviously, what everyone would expect is a pure literal search - Return exactly what was searched for. In case you target for something more, you can, however, open up a can of worms: Simple thing is ...
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Simulating the English "ch" with German text to speech engine

"Tschabbi" should come close. I have asked Markus to say that and it sounded acceptable to my ears.
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Sie bezahlen [für?] die Bestellung per PayPal

Simply: yes, they are all correct and equivalent. (Well, paying by PayPal and paying by credit card are not the same thing of course, so they're not equivalent in that respect.) For Paypal, I would ...
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Umschreiben von alter in neue Rechtschreibung

1999 gab es einen Vergleichsartikel in der c't Unter anderem damals besprochen (grob absteigend nach Wertung): Corrigo 1.0 (CLT Sprachtechnologie Saarbrücken, Professioneller Anspruch, Preis damals ...
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What are the expectations for German search behavior in software?

I'll be answering your questions from 3 to 1, because I have the feeling that this way the answers can build upon each other. The "ß" is not equivalent to "ss". These are two different letters. ...
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Maschinelle Suche nach Grundform von Wörtern

Ich beantworte meine eigene Frage, weil ich ja selbst auch nach einer Antwort suche, und einen aktuellen Stand meiner Nachforschungen bekanntgeben will, damit andere, die versuchen die Frage zu ...
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"Service disruption" in the context of botnets/malware

Als möglichst kurze Übersetzung schlage ich vor: Botnetze werden benutzt, um Dienste zu stören. Dass die Botnetze andere Dienste, nicht sich selbst, stören wollen, versteht sich von selbst. Das ...
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