TED Translators Cheat-sheet
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, we would love to spread the news!
The Cheat sheet in various languages
Below, you will find versions of the OTP Cheat-sheet in various languages, adapted by OTP volunteers.
The Dutch version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Els De Keyser, with technical assistance from Angelika Lueckert.
The English version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Dimitra Papageorgiou.
The German version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Angelika Lueckert.
The Greek version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Dimitra Papageorgiou.
The Japanese version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Akinori Oyama.
The Korean version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Jeong-Lan Kinser.
|한국어 한 영상에서 자막 길이: 1-7 초|
|한국어 최고 자막 읽기 속도: 초당 10자|
|한국어 최대 자막의 줄 수: 2줄|
|한국어 최대 줄 길이 한국어: 21자 (영어: 42자)|
|한국어 최대 자막 길이: 42자 (영어: 84)|
|한국어 자막 시작 시간: 자막 100 밀리 세컨드 이전에 시작하지 말 것|
|한국어 줄바꾸기: 언어적인 유닛 (21자가 넘어 자를 필요가 없는 이상 단어구, 절)을 가능한 한 자르지 말 것)|
|한국어 줄 길이의 균형: 한 줄의 길이가 다른 줄의 길이와 비교하여 50 퍼센트 이상 짧지 않게 할 것|
|한국어 자막 구조 (두 문장 자막의 마지막이나 시작부분에서 자막을 합치지 말 것)|
|한국어 텍스트 분할: 읽기 속도를 위해 필요하지 않다면 문장을 너무 짧게, 또는 많이 자르지 말 것|
|강연이 아닌 배경 소리 재현하려면 괄호( )안에 넣을 것|
|강연 중 스크린에 나타나는 자막은 네모 괄호[ ]안에 넣을 것|
The Serbian version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Mile Živković.
The Slovak versiob of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Ivana Kopisova.
The Spanish version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Amaranta Heredia Jaén.
The Swedish version of the OTP Cheat-sheet was created by Lisbeth Pekkari.