Publication details [#6359]

El Medjira, Nassima. 2001. Fidélité en traduction ou l'éternel souci des traducteurs [Fidelity in translation or translators' eternal concern]. Translation Journal 5 (4). URL
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While no one disputes that a translation must be truthful, the definition of truthfulness and the ways in which translators have striven to achieve it have varied over the centuries. Word-for-word translation has given way to translation of meaning with the translated text reading as naturally in the TL as the original did in the SL. Reconciling truthfulness and beauty is one of the most important challenges faced by translators.
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