credit card dump

Discussion in '中文+方言 (Chinese)' started by bajnok, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. bajnok New Member

    Chinese
    hello,
    I am a translator, from English to Chinese. Just now I met a phase"credit card dump", but I can hardly understand it. I entered the phase into google, but end in failure,no Chinese meaning was shown. Is there anybody that can help me? Thanks.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  2. Geysere Senior Member

    Chinese - China
  3. sysdzw New Member

    nanjing
    Chinese
  4. samanthalee

    samanthalee Senior Member

    Singapore
    Mandarin, English - [Singapore]
    "Credit card dumps" are copies of information stored in the magnetic strips of the credit cards. The exact translation would be something like "信用卡磁条信息副本", which doesn't sound natural in Mandarin. I'll probably say "被窃取的信用卡磁条信息".
     
  5. indigoduck Senior Member

    Canadian English
    Can you tell me how and where did you come in contact with this phrase (phase) ?
     
  6. bajnok New Member

    Chinese
    Thanks,everybody. The document I translated was from Symantech, a very famous antivirus software provider. Every translator should regard what he or she translates as confidential, unless there is a prior express statement. So I can not disclose the detail.
    That was the first time I had been here.Right now I feel the forum is so useful.
    Thanks again.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2010
  7. xiaolijie

    xiaolijie MOD

    UK
    English (UK)
    This is the correct attitude! However, to put a word in the context (= the sentence in which) it appears is not violating any agreement, I think :).
    (Anyway, not insisting you to do what you're not comfortable in doing it is also a good attitude too :))
     
  8. indigoduck Senior Member

    Canadian English
    But the even better attitude would be to not publish the translation in the software product if there is not a consensus on what the correct translation is. And to ask someone else at "seemantech" for multiple opinions.
     

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