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Translation Assistance => English->Modern Greek Translation Forum => English-Greek translation notes => Topic started by: Diem on 19 Jan, 2020, 19:06:40

Title: What to do when translating a text that mentions a book that has not been translated
Post by: Diem on 19 Jan, 2020, 19:06:40
Hello everyone! I'm currently translating a text that mentions a book title. The book hasn't been translated into Greek though. Should I leave the title as it is, or is it preferable to translate it? Thank you for your time in advance!
Title: Translation of English book titles in Greek
Post by: spiros on 19 Jan, 2020, 20:50:41
You could do both in any of these ways:

1. Do not translate the title and put a footnote/endnote with the translation (mentioning the fact that it has not been translated into Greek).
2. Translate the title and put a footnote/endnote with the original translation (mentioning the fact that it has not been translated into Greek).
3. Do not translate the title and add a translation in parenthesis within the text.

Usually, the publishing house has a policy regarding footnotes/endnotes (which may differ depending on whether the book is fiction or non-fiction) and they should be consulted.