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[SOLVED] Translation mystery: draw newlines, draw trailing spaces etc.

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:57 pm
by Pjotr
A translator's path is fraught with bears to fight and pitfalls to avoid. Lately as a Dutch translator, I've come across these miracles of the English language (click on the image to enlarge it):
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Can someone enlighten me as to the contextual meaning of "drawing", (as in "draw trailing spaces" etc.)?

Re: Translation mystery: draw newlines, draw trailing spaces etc.

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:45 pm
by smurphos
Hi Pjotr,

I think they are referring to displaying special characters to indicate a new line / line feed, tabs, various category of space etc in the text editor window. 'Display' is probably a better translating starting point than 'Draw' with equivalent meaning in this context.

Re: [SOLVED] Translation mystery: draw newlines, draw trailing spaces etc.

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:10 pm
by Pjotr
smurphos wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:45 pm
Hi Pjotr,

I think they are referring to displaying special characters to indicate a new line / line feed, tabs, various category of space etc in the text editor window. 'Display' is probably a better translating starting point than 'Draw' with equivalent meaning in this context.
Thanks! :)