Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 15:46:31 -0600
From: "Jeffrey H. Allen AXIS CONTRACT" jhaaxis[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLATE.TID.CAT.COM.LOCAL
Subject: French Question
Just wondering how the French Canadians or Swiss French would say "clockwise"
as in the sentence "Turn the key clockwise".
I've been finding "Tourner la cle' en sens d'horloge" in some manuals I've
been asked to revise and am wondering if this is a (1) a literal translation
from English; or (2) a dialect issue to resolve with our vendor translators.
I've always used and heard "dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre" for
clockwise and my fellow French colleagues agree.
I will assume it is a literal translation until somebody can shed some light
onto the matter.
Please send your comments to me directly at either of the following e-mail
allenjh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cat.com OR jhallen[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]indiana.edu