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Translating HTM files with Tag Editor
Thread poster: Verena Schmidt

Verena Schmidt  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:03
Spanish to German
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Nov 4, 2008

Dear colleagues,

For a website translation I extracted the htm-pages from the internet. What I have for each page now is this:

1. the original HTM-file
2. a folder containing css, Jscript, gifs and jpegs for each page

I started translating the first htm-file in SDLX and created the translation. When I open the file with Firefox I see the website with the translated content, containing all the images and the original structure.

This changes when I copy the translated htm-file in another folder that doesn't contain the original hmt file and the folder containing css etc. When I open the "separated" file, the layout lacks the css/gif-information etc.

This is the first time I translate a website which wasn't prepared beforehand by the client. Therefore, maybe I'm following the wrong approach.

The only way I see to deliver the translated files in a way that they have the same layout as the original, is by sending the client the whole folder with the original files, the translated files as well as the folders.

Is there another solution for this?

Thank you very much in advance!


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:03
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You are doing right - This is normal Nov 4, 2008

To me, you are doing it correctly. The CSS files and all the ancillary files you have in the source document will be there when your customer places your translated HTML document in the right directory. This is merely an engineering thing. Not a problem in translation or with TagEditor.

It is completely normal that the document looks different when you place it in another directory: it is missing the formatting information (CSS, images...). If you copy those files to the directory containing the translated HTML file, you will see things correctly again.

So no action to take on your end. Just supply your translated HTML document to your customer, and they will deal with the formatting/images stuff.


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Verena Schmidt  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:03
Spanish to German
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Great - I'm relieved Nov 4, 2008

Hi Tomás,

thanks a lot for your quick reply and explanation, this makes perfectly sense.

Have a nice day!


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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 14:03
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English to Spanish
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Same to you! Nov 4, 2008

Same to you Verena! Greetings from Guadalajara in the peninsula.

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