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Gwen Frostic Website in Russian

Volume 21: Evelyn Baričević (2009): The Gwen Frostic Website as Object of Translation from English to Russian using the Software CatsCradle

Heartland 21 / WVT 2009

ISBN 978-3-86821-168-9

€ 15,00 • $ 20,00

 

Gwen Frostic was a Michigan artist, poet and businesswoman. For nearly 50 years she demonstrated her Michigan roots and preserved its traditions and nature in her stationery products and books. Against the backdrop of Gwen suffering as an adult from the resulting complications from a childhood disease, it is even more impressive that she became a millionaire. It is her persistent and heartening achievements that make her forever inseparably interwoven with American culture, in particular with Michigan. After her death, her business has been continued and her art is still acquirable, even on the Internet.

This work focuses on the translation of the Gwen Frostic website from English to Russian using the software CatsCradle. Alongside the vivid presentation of the results based on screenshots of the original webpage next to the Russian counterpart, the thesis covers all steps essential for the translation. It comprises thorough research on Gwen Frostic as well as a detailed analysis of the website, including a discussion of problems related to the translation. An entire section is dedicated to the tool CatsCradle, software designed especially for the translation of websites. The extensive description of the software is complemented by the author’s own experiences and recommendations leading to a unique user’s guide, directed at beginners as well as advanced users. The thesis concludes with a comprehensive glossary.

89 pp., 32 fig.

 

INTRODUCTION 1

1 ABOUT GWEN FROSTIC 2
1.1 SHORT BIOGRAPHY  2
1.2 CHILDHOOD 3
1.3 FIRST STEPS TOWARDS ART   5
1.4 THE BIRTH OF PRESSCRAFT PAPERS   7
1.5 THE BUSINESS WOMAN 8
1.6 GOLDEN AGE 10
1.7 OLD DAYS  12
1.8 LIFE’S WORK 12

2 THE SOFTWARE CATSCRADLE – FIELD REPORT AND USER MANUAL 13
2.1 ABOUT CATSCRADLE 13
2.1.1 Overview 13
2.1.2 Purchasing 16
2.1.3 Installing 20
2.2 WORKING WITH CATSCRADLE  20
2.2.1 Getting started  20
2.2.2 Automatic Glossary  22
2.2.3 Translation Memory  24
2.2.4 Project Catalog  25
2.2.5 Multi-language Alphabets 26
2.2.6 Additional Features  28
2.2.7 Shortcuts  29
2.2.8 Help Desk  29
2.3 EXPERIENCED PROBLEMS 30

3 ABOUT THE GWEN FROSTIC WEBSITE 31
3.1 DESCRIPTION AND ANALYSIS  32
3.2 TRANSLATION PROBLEMS   33
3.3 DEAD LINKS  37

4 TRANSLATION OF THE WEBSITE 38
4.1 HOMEPAGE AND BASIC LINKS 39
4.1.1 Home 39
4.1.2 The Shop  40
4.1.3 About Gwen  41
4.1.4 Group Tours  42
4.1.5 Public Speaking  44
4.1.6 Visit Us  45
4.1.7 Sitemap   46
4.2 ONLINE CATALOG   47
4.2.1 Assortments of Notes . 47
4.2.2 Calendars & Postcards  49
4.2.3 Cards with Thoughts & Remembrance Book 49

4.2.4 Christmas Cards  50
4.2.4.1 Large Christmas Cards  50
4.2.4.2 Small Christmas Cards  51
4.2.5 Collections of Notes 51
4.2.6 Combinations of Notes  52
4.2.7 Cross Stitch 54
4.2.8 Framed Art  55
4.2.9 Gwen’s Large Books 55
4.2.10 Gwen’s Books  56
4.2.11 Medley of Favorites  58
4.2.12 Mouse Pads 58
4.2.13 Place Mats   59
4.2.14 Presscraft’s Special Folders 60
4.2.15 Rubber Stamps 61
4.2.16 Small Notes   63
4.2.17 Special Folders & Misty Shadows  64
4.2.18 Tote Bags   64
4.3 CUSTOMER SECTION 65
4.3.1 Order History  66
4.3.2 Address Book  66
4.3.3 Billing Address 66
4.3.4 Shipping Address   67
4.4 CHECKOUT  67
4.4.1 Add to Cart  67
4.4.2 Checkout Front   68
4.4.3 Register & Checkout 69
4.4.4 Shipping Options   69
4.4.5 Sign in & Checkout 69
4.4.6 Skip login & Checkout   69
4.5 OTHERS  70
4.5.1 E-mail to Friend  70
4.5.2 Product Rating 70
4.5.3 Policies  70

5 CONCLUSION  70

BIBLIOGRAPHY  III

TABLE OF IMAGES  V

LIST OF TABLES  VII

GLOSSARY  VIII

 

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