TED Translators Cheat-sheet
- 1 Templates
- 2 The Cheat sheet in various languages
- 2.1 Afrikaans
- 2.2 Arabic
- 2.3 Burmese
- 2.4 Chinese, Simplified
- 2.5 Chinese, Traditional
- 2.6 Dutch
- 2.7 English
- 2.8 French
- 2.9 Georgian
- 2.10 German
- 2.11 Greek
- 2.12 Italian
- 2.13 Japanese
- 2.14 Kazakh
- 2.15 Korean
- 2.16 Kurdish
- 2.17 Latvian
- 2.18 Lithuanian
- 2.19 Macedonian
- 2.20 Mongolian
- 2.21 Nepali
- 2.22 Polish
- 2.23 Portuguese
- 2.24 Portuguese, Brazilian
- 2.25 Romanian
- 2.26 Russian
- 2.27 Serbian
- 2.28 Slovak
- 2.29 Slovenian
- 2.30 Spanish
- 2.31 Swedish
- 2.32 Turkish
- 2.33 Ukrainian
Below, you will find links to various versions of the sheet that you can translate into your own language (once you're done, share your version with us at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can include it below).
Open this article for editing, copy the code and paste it into a new article to create a version for your language. You can learn more about editing OTPedia in this guide and more about customizing such tables here (if you wish to add or merge fields, or align the sheet with text in a specific way).
|Subtitle duration||1-7 seconds|
|Max reading speed||21 characters/s|
|Max number of lines||2|
|Max line length||42 characters|
|Max subtitle length||84 characters|
|Subtitle start||Not over 100 ms before speech|
|Line-breaking||Don't split linguistic units|
|Line-length balance|| One line can't be shorter|
than 50% of the other
|Subtitle structure|| Don't merge end and beginning|
of two sentences
|Text segmentation|| Don't split sentences too much|
if not necessary for length/speed
|On-screen text||[Square brackets]|
Instead of the Wiki table above, you can use the image format designed by Dimitra Papageorgiou. If you know how to use Adobe Photoshop or the free, multi-platform graphics-editing software GIMP, you can easily adapt this image format for your language (the text layers are editable in the PSD and XCF files).
Use these links to download the desired image format: PNG, PSD / Photoshop or XCF / GIMP. If you have prepared a version in your own language, share it with us at email@example.com, we would love to spread the news!
The Cheat sheet in various languages
Below, you will find versions of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet in various languages, adapted by OTP volunteers.
The Afrikaans version of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet was created by Ingrid Lezar.
The English version of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet was created by Dimitra Papageorgiou.
The Greek version of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet was created by Dimitra Papageorgiou.
The Mongolian version of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet was created by Indra Ganzorig.
The Polish version of the TED Translators Cheat-sheet was created by Krystian Aparta.