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¿Can you force segmentation of numbers in Trados 7.5?
Thread poster: Paula Serrano

Paula Serrano  Identity Verified
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Aug 4, 2008

Hi, all. I am new to Trados, and I have a question. I need Trados to include certain numbers (followed by the degree symbol) in the segments I have to translate. For example, for the phrase "60º slope", I only get "slope", and "60º" is ignored. What should I do to get numbers with the "º" symbol included as part of the segments? I see in the manual it should be done at the Setup window, but I can't figure out exactly how. Wordfast has a "force segmentation" function, but I don't think Trados has anything like it, does it?
Huge thanks in advance,


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Mette Melchior  Identity Verified
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Insert non-breaking space Sep 13, 2009

Hi Paula,

I just stumbled over your post since I was looking for an answer to the same question, and in another thread in this forum another user suggests that the problem can be solved by inserting non-breaking spaces (Ctrl+Shift+Space).


There might be an easier way to do this, but this works.

- If anybody out there knows of a better way to deal with this, please share

Best regards,


[Edited at 2009-09-13 16:42 GMT]

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KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
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MemoQ Sep 13, 2009

Use MemoQ to process the pre-segmented Trados file and specify that unsegmented content (like numbers) is to be imported as well.

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Mette Melchior  Identity Verified
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Thank you for the tip! Sep 15, 2009

I have no experience with MemoQ but have been wanting to check it out for some time. Maybe now would be a good time...

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