[etoys-dev] Renaming Etoys-To-Go?
bert at freudenbergs.de
Mon Aug 23 06:16:34 EDT 2010
On 23.08.2010, at 08:26, K. K. Subramaniam wrote:
> On Sunday 22 Aug 2010 1:44:26 am Bert Freudenberg wrote:
>> Would it have been less baffling if I had named the alpha version "to-go"?
>> I probably should do that.
> If you still have time to revisit its title, may I suggest Etoys Mobile? To-go
> may get translated into "to die" in other languages ;-).
Well, "mobile app" implies "for handhelds/phones" nowadays. The common term is "portable application":
There is a website dedicated to collect these:
So "Etoys Portable" would be a good name.
I personally like "Etoys-To-Go" better because it is shorter. I wouldn't worry too much about the possibility of mistranslation (my favorite counter-example is "Winnie the Pooh"). But "to-go" might be too much of an Americanism.
- Bert -
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