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Trados - TagEditor - Editing XTranslated units
Thread poster: Marcela Hashim

Marcela Hashim  Identity Verified
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Dec 6, 2007

I am translating a document containing locked XTranslated units in TagEditor. I have discovered a number of mistakes in these locked units and would like to amend the source text. Is this possible?
Or would it be too difficult/time consuming and the best way is to try to get the source text prior to the units being locked?

Thank you,

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Antoní­n Otáhal
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You should discuss the issue with your customer Dec 6, 2007

(1) Xtranslated segments are used by project managers to protect units they do not want to be touched (and most likely they will refuse to pay for anything you do with them).

(2) Correcting source text is a disputable and - again - most often unpaid activity (unless specifically agreed upon with the customer).

(3) Technically, you can switch off the protection of XTranslated units. But, for the above-mentioned reasons, I do not recommend it.

If you feel like it, you may (as a special favour to your customer) tell them their sourec text is strange but I would not go beyond that. If the source is so bad you are unable to translate it, that is a different story, of course...



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