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Forcing a segment to include the ´.´symbol (e.g. 1. Gang)
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Languageman  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:49
German to English
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Aug 18, 2005

This has probably been asked a dozen times, but since the search tool also has fun with ´.´ I can´t for the life of me find anything.

Example: I have a text in German talking about gearboxes which refers to "1. Gang", "2. Gang" etc. I´m under strict instructions not to modify the source in any way.

Problem: How do I get Trados to treat "1. Gang" etc. as a single segment, without turning of the auto number recognition all together?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Stephen


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nrgetic  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 23:49
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The key is the user list Aug 18, 2005

Hi Steven,

The solution lies in the User list. This list may cointain all the abreviations a file contains in order to tell Trados that those dots that go with the abbreviation do not mark the end of the sentence.

All you have to do is create a word file containing those abbreviations or expressions (ex. "1.") and copy/paste them in the User List window (Open File>Setup>Segmentation rules>Users list>Abreviations).

I hope this will help.

Best.

Natalia


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Languageman  Identity Verified
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Thanks for the tip Aug 18, 2005

Natalia Rodriguez wrote:

...The solution lies in the User list.


Hi Natalia,

Thanks for the tip, I think you´re right, unfortunately it still doesn´t work. I think this has something to do with using an old TM imported into Version 7.0. I´ve played around with User Lists and Ordinal Follower Lists, all to no avail. Ho hum, think the customer will have to sort it out this time.

Cheers,

Stephen


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