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Alarm clock translation error, German [answered]

asked 2014-01-02 12:17:09 +0300

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updated 2014-07-22 11:01:57 +0300

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When going on, the alarm shows "Verwerfen" (English: Dismiss) for turning off (as opposed to snoozing). While I am not sure whether "Dismiss" is a good English term for this (I would rather expect "Off" or "Alarm off"), in German it is rather misleading. It should read "Aus" or (better:) "Wecker aus".

Edit: Due to a comment and checking the N900: Alternative to "Aus"/"Wecker aus", the wording "Stopp" may be used, to cater for people expecting a "total switch off" of all alarm functions when they select "Wecker aus".

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Venty is right. "Dismiss" is only for the ongoing alarm. Alarm instance will stay in Clock alarm list and stay active if it is repeating alarm.

pvilja ( 2014-01-02 13:43:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2014-01-02 13:04:01 +0300

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I remember this being the same on the N9 for appointments and alarms. "Wecker aus" could be misleading. "Verwerfen" (Dismiss) is just for this particular alarm, while I would understand "Wecker Aus" to deactivate the alarm completely so it will not go off the next time.

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answered 2014-01-20 21:15:59 +0300

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.... why not simply "Alarm aus" ? Thus referring to the active Alarm only and not the entire "alarmclock" ;-).

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answered 2014-01-02 19:17:37 +0300

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Then just call it "Beenden"

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For me "verwefen" is just fine.

argonius ( 2014-01-02 20:56:57 +0300 )edit

i was puzzled by 'verwerfen'. i really loved that flipping the phone was enough to silence the alarm for a while

sfb ( 2014-03-11 01:30:54 +0300 )edit
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answered 2014-03-06 09:40:55 +0300

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"Verwerfen" has gotten most votes here, so we decided to keep this as is for now.

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