Saturday, November 25, 2006 6:59 AM bart

C# in Dutch (funny)

From the code fragment below non-Dutch speaking readers can already predict what I'm building for the moment. For the Dutch folks, there's something funny in the translated C# compiler errors:

downloadfilecmdlet.cs(38,10): error CS1502: De beste treffer voor de overbelaste methode voor System.Management.Automation.Cmdlet.WriteError(System.Management.Automation.ErrorRecord) heeft enkele ongeldige argumenten

(I'm currently working on a machine which has the Dutch .NET Framework 2.0 installed with now developer tools, and so I'm doing some command-line compiles.)

This reminds me of the "lower case" translation into "onderkast" (see a pretty old post on that one).

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Comments

# re: C# in Dutch (funny)

Saturday, November 25, 2006 2:52 PM by dotnetjunkie

Except that "onderkast" is a perfectly valid word! There was nothing wrong with that translation, it's the Dutch for "lower case"... But this "overbelaste methode" for "overloaded method", haha, how funny, good catch!

# re: C# in Dutch (funny)

Saturday, November 25, 2006 3:52 PM by bart

I know "lower case" and "onderkast" match, but if the translators have been translating "upper case" into "kapitaal" I'd think they had some notion of the context. Even more: "onderkast (n lettertekens)". I haven't seen an "under case" with n "letters" yet (maybe if n == 4, then the under case could come from IKEA).

-Bart

# re: C# in Dutch (funny)

Saturday, November 25, 2006 10:18 PM by Gabriel Lozano-Morán

The compiler is telling you that you should really take a look at the method with its 27 paramaters :-)

# re: C# in Dutch (funny)

Monday, November 27, 2006 10:30 AM by Steven

Since a couple of weeks (I believe since installing Windows XP) I'm getting these Dutch error messages, but I don't think they are funny. They are quite unreadable. I've tried to reinstall the English version of the framework, but this has no effect. What must I do to get English error messages? Thanks in advance.