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    Default How to translate these English words?

    I am very new to Spanish language, I tried to translate the following words into Spanish, are the translation correct? Thank you for help!

    Font name= nombre de fuente
    Font size = tamaño de letra
    Font style = estilo de fuente
    Bold= bola
    Italic = itálico
    Strikeout = Tachado
    Underline = subrayar
    Font = fuente
    Customize font and colors = Personalizar fuente y los colores
    Change Font = cambie la fuente
    Use default = Use default

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    Default Re: How to translate these English words?

    It looks like you need it for a software menu (or buttons), so might need to take into account character/text expansion.
    It sounds better like

    Font name= Nombre de la fuente
    Font size = Tamaño de la fuente (Although "letra" is correct, try to be consistent!)
    Font style = Estilo de la fuente
    Bold= Bola or Negrita (depending on flavor)
    Italic = Itálicas o Cursiva (depending on flavor)
    Strikeout = Tachado
    Underline = Subrayado
    Font = Fuente
    Customize font and colors = Personalizar la fuente y los colores (if text expansion would be an issue, you can delete the articles and use Personalizar fuente y colores)
    Change Font = Cambie la fuente
    Use default = Use "something (would it be "la fuente"?)" predeterminada. Maybe you can go straight with "Fuente predeterminada".

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    Default Re: How to translate these English words?

    En cuanto a la traducción de la palabra font como fuente,es un calco del inglés. En español siempre se llamó tipo al tipo de letra hasta la divulgación de las computadoras, como explica el siguiente artículo:
    La Pgina del Idioma Espaol
    La definición del Collins American Dictionary para font es (printing) a complete assortment of type in one size and style.

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    Default Re: How to translate these English words?

    Quote Originally Posted by cwnmuiy View Post
    I am very new to Spanish language, I tried to translate the following words into Spanish, are the translation correct? Thank you for help!

    Font name= nombre de fuente
    Font size = tamaño de letra
    Font style = estilo de fuente
    Bold= bola
    Italic = itálico
    Strikeout = Tachado
    Underline = subrayar
    Font = fuente
    Customize font and colors = Personalizar fuente y los colores
    Change Font = cambie la fuente
    Use default = Use default
    For something like this, I would install the Spanish language package in Windows or MS Office. They have already translated these terms. No need to re-invent the wheel. This will give you consistency with the Operating System.

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