Translating German to English



KK
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Hello,

I am trying to translate some German text to English. I think I can do this
in Word.

My PC does not appear to have support for German , can I install it ?

How do I enter German characters such as o (with a double dot above). ?

Can I use spell check on the German text?

Can I then translate to English?

I have windows XP (Home).

With thanks for all advice

KK

Shenan Stanley
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
KK wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to translate some German text to English. I think I can
> do this in Word.
>
> My PC does not appear to have support for German , can I install it ?
>
> How do I enter German characters such as o (with a double dot above).
> ?
>
> Can I use spell check on the German text?
>
> Can I then translate to English?
>
> I have windows XP (Home).

You cannot translate languages with just Microsoft Word.
Learn to use the built in help in Microsoft Word and/or Google... It will
help you out immenslely with questions like this.

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How to Enable European language support for Word
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011306731033.aspx
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Enable editing of multiple languages

1. In Microsoft Windows, click Start, point to Programs or All Programs,
point to Microsoft Office, point to Microsoft Office Tools, and then click
Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings.

2. Click the Enabled Languages tab.

3. In the Available languages box, select the language you want to enable.
If you do not see the language that you want, or if you see (limited
support) next to a language in the Available languages box, you may need to
install additional system support for the language. The available support
depends on your operating system.

4. Click Add.
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Turn on or off new German spelling rules

The feature described in this Help topic is only available if support for
German is enabled through Microsoft Office Language Settings.
In addition, to check the spelling of German text, you must install the
German spelling dictionary, which is available in Microsoft Proofing
Tools**.

1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling & Grammar
tab.
2. Select or clear the Use German post-reform rules check box.

**Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools is an add-in package that contains
the proofing tools that Microsoft makes for over 30 languagesó for example
fonts, spelling and grammar checkers, AutoCorrect lists, AutoSummarize rules
(Microsoft Word only), translation dictionaries, and, for Asian languages,
Input Method Editors (IMEs) (IME: A program that enters East Asian text
(Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) into programs
by converting keystrokes into complex East Asian characters. The IME is
treated as an alternate type of keyboard layout.). Microsoft Office 2003
Proofing Tools is available at Shop.microsoft.com, or outside the United
States from a licensed reseller. For more information about Proofing Tools,
see the Microsoft Office Online Web site.
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Use a keyboard layout for a specific language

You can use specialized keyboard layouts to type in specific languages. If
you have more than one keyboard layout installed, you can switch between
them.

Install keyboard layouts for specific languages in Windows XP

1. On the Microsoft Windows Start menu, point to Control Panel.
2. Click Date, Time, Language, and Regional Options and then click Regional
and Language Options.
3. Click the Languages tab and then click Details under Text services and
input languages.
4. Select the desired keyboard layout from the Default input language list
and then click Apply.
5. If you want to be able to switch keyboard layouts by using the Language
bar, click Language Bar under Preferences, and then select the Show the
Language bar on the desktop check box.

Switch keyboard layouts

Do one of the following:

If the Language bar is visible
-- On the Language bar, click the keyboard layout indicator , and then
click the layout you want. The letters on the indicator change to reflect
the language of the keyboard.

If the Language bar is not visible
-- On the Microsoft Windows taskbar, click the keyboard layout indicator ,
and then click the layout you want. The letters on the indicator change to
reflect the language of the keyboard.

Note - To type East Asian text, you must be using an Input Method Editor
(IME) (IME: A program that enters East Asian text (Traditional Chinese,
Simplified Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) into programs by converting
keystrokes into complex East Asian characters. The IME is treated as an
alternate type of keyboard layout.)
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How to check spelling and grammar in another language in Word 2003
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HA011305121033.aspx
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--
Shenan Stanley
MS-MVP
--
How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

Suzanne S. Barnhill
07-09-2005, 11:05 PM
Shenan has given you all the information you need to install the German
proofing tools (once acquired) and use an international keyboard. For
occasional typing of words with accents (in any language), see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/General/InsertSpecChars.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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"KK" <trebor@yeleek.nospam.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
news:da8k1f$min$1@news6.svr.pol.co.uk...
> Hello,
>
> I am trying to translate some German text to English. I think I can do
this
> in Word.
>
> My PC does not appear to have support for German , can I install it ?
>
> How do I enter German characters such as o (with a double dot above). ?
>
> Can I use spell check on the German text?
>
> Can I then translate to English?
>
> I have windows XP (Home).
>
> With thanks for all advice
>
> KK
>
>


Translating German to English