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Translation help

Post by Symoon » Tue May 09, 2017 8:40 am

Hi all,

I need your help on a stupid question, but I realise I never really knew that...
How do you call these different types of tape boxes? Is there a "standard" name for each?
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Re: Translation help

Post by ibisum » Wed May 10, 2017 1:47 pm

Top: Cassette Box.
Bottom: Cassette Case.

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Re: Translation help

Post by Symoon » Wed May 10, 2017 1:53 pm

Cool, thanks :)
Just to be sure in the context I needed this translation, if I describe different packaging versions of the same program, does it make sense to say:
"the 1st version was sold in a tape box, then a 2nd one was later sold with a tape case"?

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Re: Translation help

Post by ibisum » Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 am

I think there might be a bit of confusion - but I'd prefer to hear the second type of case referred to as a "cassette album" rather than a case ..

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Re: Translation help

Post by Dbug » Sat May 13, 2017 7:43 am

I've seen the first type being called "Crystal" case a number of time.

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Re: Translation help

Post by Symoon » Sat May 13, 2017 9:18 am

Thanks guys. So did I for the "crystal" case...
What's funny is that, if I understand correctly, there is no specific English word for the 2nd type? As well, as far as I know, there is no dedicated word in French...
Strange no? ;)

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Re: Translation help

Post by fandenivoldsk » Sat May 13, 2017 6:17 pm

The one at the bottom is also known as a clamshell case.

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Re: Translation help

Post by Symoon » Sat May 13, 2017 8:20 pm

Ooooh yes this one rigns a bell, too. Thanks!
Crystal case and clamshell case, does it sound good ? ;)

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Re: Translation help

Post by Steve M » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:50 pm

Don't they call the clear ones jewel cases? Maybe that is just CD cases(?) I have seen them called standard cassette case or clear standard cassette library case. https://tapeline.info/v2/clear-cassette ... -case.html

The black ones are sometimes called clam shell cases.

The larger ones sometimes get called video cases although they stopped putting videos in those sort of cases.
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Re: Translation help

Post by Steve M » Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:52 pm

ibisum wrote:
Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 am
I think there might be a bit of confusion - but I'd prefer to hear the second type of case referred to as a "cassette album" rather than a case ..
I think that is for music rather than the case itself. You could get a Deep Purple album on cassette or vinyl, for example.

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