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TM export to .txt format: characters corrupted
Thread poster: Carmen Álvarez

Carmen Álvarez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:07
English to Spanish
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Oct 9, 2008

Hello,

I am trying to export a EN-ES translation memory into .txt format in order to use this file for a glossary program (Xbench).

However, the .txt file shows the Spanish characters corrupted.

Does this problem have a smart solution? Changing manually the corrupted characters would take too much time.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Carmen

PS: I am using Trados 6.5.


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Radek Ptak
Local time: 11:07
English to Polish
example Oct 9, 2008

Carmen, you have to describe that corruption a little bit. The best if you do some screenshot. There is a lot of different characters corruptions and we have to know which one it is. maybe characters are not corrupted at all, maybe it's a matter of display only (for example Notepad on English regional settings will not display properly characters if the file is single byte Central European one).

Radek


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Carmen Álvarez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:07
English to Spanish
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Part of the txt file Oct 9, 2008

Thanks, Radek

I can't find a way to upload a file with my post, so I will just copy-paste a part of the file with what I call "corrupted characters" (please note the logest sentence in the middle):

CPSL
0
COVER
CUBIERTA


13062008, 13:22:49
CPSL
0
WATER FOR ALL
AGUA PARA TODOS


13062008, 13:22:49
CPSL
0
Meeting the Millennium Development Goals
Tras los Objetivos de Desarrollo del Milenio


13062008, 13:22:49
CPSL
0
The European Union\rquote s development cooperation in the water and sanitation sector
La cooperación al desarrollo de la Unión Europea en materia de agua y saneamiento


13062008, 13:22:49
CPSL
0
Page 2
Página 2


09072008, 09:35:46
CALVAREZ
09072008, 16:09:28
1
http://ec.europa.eu/cip
http://ec.europa.eu/cip



Thanks in advance.


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Radek Ptak
Local time: 11:07
English to Polish
ex Oct 9, 2008

Ok, two characters instead of one proper.
It's usuall "utf8 > single byte" corruption but quite strange for TM exports from 6.5 :/

Do you see those segments properly via Maintenence window?

Radek

PS. what software do you use to look into your exported files? Just Noterpad?


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Carmen Álvarez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 12:07
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TM seems fine, problem is in exported file Oct 9, 2008

Hello again, Radek

Yes, I see the characters properly via the Maintenance window...

I am using Notepad to view the file, and I dont work "directly" with this type of file, but the problem is: when I import this txt file into Xbench (a program to create glossaries) I get the corresponding glossary entry corrupted in the same way as the txt file.

So I can not export the memory for any other program, I guess...


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xxxOlaf
Local time: 12:07
English to German
Re-Save as UTF-8 with a Byte Order Mark Oct 9, 2008

It looks like that the text file is missing the byte order mark signature and XBench doesn't recognize the file as a Unicode file without it.
Download EmEditor Free:
http://www.download.com/EmEditor-Free/3000-2352_4-10493299.html
and re-save the file as UTF-8 with a Unicode signature (=byte order mark).

Olaf


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