Problem with Estonian special characters
Thread poster: Ines Areal Perez

Ines Areal Perez
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Jul 13, 2008

I received a TM format 6,5 for the combination German>Stonian and I used Trados 8,5. I imported it and I became garbage characters. Why and what can I do know to correct it? I have to do die Layout and I this information ASAP. Thanks.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2008-07-14 14:24]


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Vito Smolej
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what file format was it? Jul 13, 2008

I received a TM format 6,5 for the combination German>[E]Stonian

Was it a TXT file? TMX?

[Edited at 2008-07-13 18:24]


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Daniel García
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More information Jul 13, 2008

[quote]ines Areal wrote:

I received a TM format 6,5 for the combination German>Stonian [quote]

What did you receive exactly, a TMX file, a TXT file, a TRADOS translation memory (one big TMW file and several auxiliary files.


and I used Trados 8,5. I imported it and I became garbage characters.


What did you do exactly? Did you open a TMW file directly? Did you import a TXT file?


Why and what can I do know to correct it?


There must have been some error in the procedure.

My first step would be to ask the person who sent you the memory to check it and ask them if they can see the special characters. It could be that the TM was corrupted when they sent it.

Daniel


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Ines Areal Perez
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The TXT fiele is: Jul 13, 2008

The txt file is the file you obtain when you export the Translation memory.

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Are you sure you declared languages properly? Jul 13, 2008

Was the txt-format really an export from Trados 6.5?
Usually this works perfectly, when all language definitions are right.


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Ines Areal Perez
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TXT file Jul 13, 2008

Yes, I did import the txt file, so I think that the memory may be corrupted, I will ask to the person that have sent the tyt file to me to check if the memory is correct and have all the special symbols. Thanks for your help.

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Wojciech Froelich  Identity Verified
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Could you check the TXT file? Jul 13, 2008

Could you open the TXT file in Notepad and tell us what's the first line of the file?

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Andreas Müürsepp  Identity Verified
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Solution Jul 13, 2008

Hi,

first of all - I guess you are talking about Estonian language, so I thin I might help - please adjust you regional settings at control panel, and choose Estonian for non-unicode programs, if you will see characters correctly, you can work with them, if not, characters were corrupted at your's client place and you have to request a new ones.

Best regards,
Andreas


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