pavé

happydaiz

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English - England
In the context of mobile phone technology, can someone explain what 'pavé' could mean??

un pavé multidirectionnel qui simule le fonctionnement d'une souris

My try - cursor??
 
  • JiPiJou

    Senior Member
    French
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    JiPiJou

    Senior Member
    French
    Touchpad is usually called "pavé tactile" (or... "touchpad" !). There is no reason to call it "multidirectionnel", which usually indicates that there are arrows in the four "directions".
     

    IrishTwilight

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    Canada - English
    I know I'm late, but in case anyone else is interested, I thought I'd add that GDT calls a ''keypad'' a ''pavé numérique'' as opposed to a ''clavier numérique'' which is what I was familiar with.

    So I was wondering, is one France French and one Québecois?
    I'm translating a document for Québec right now so I'd like to know which one to use.
     
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    JiPiJou

    Senior Member
    French
    I know I'm late, but in case anyone else is interested, I thought I'd add that GDT calls a ''keypad'' a ''pavé numérique'' as opposed to a ''clavier numérique'' which is what I was familiar with.

    So I was wondering, is one France French and one Québecois?
    I'm translating a document for Québec right now so I'd like to know which one to use.

    That is what Wikipedia says :
    "Le terme « pavé numérique » n'est pas utilisé (inconnu) au Québec où on préfèrera « clavier numérique » ou le mot anglais « keypad »."

    But the original post of this thread concerns mobile phones, not computers.
     
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