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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Aug 12, 2008

When I hit the WordFast function button I get the following error:


Is in Unicode UTF-8 format.

Please open that file with a text editor (like Notepad) and use 'File / Save as...' to save it as either Unicode or Unicode-16, then try again.



So, I opened up the TM with Notepad and saved it as Unicode (or so I thought). It still wasn't working right so I figured I'd start from scratch, trashing the Unicode UTF-8 memory and the Unicode memory. After doing this I got the same error, so I restored the trashed files, but I cannot access the WordFast functions at all because this error is blocking me from getting in.

I suspect I might have to reinstall WordFast if I can't find a way to load in another memory.

Can anyone help?


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Use a _good_ text editor! Aug 12, 2008

Such as jEdit, UniRed etc. that allows choosing the encoding explicitly. That's the answer.

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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Not working Aug 12, 2008

It does not identify any file name. It basically hangs up when I try to get into the WordFast functions. The only thing I can do is click on "OK" and I'm back in Word.

I tried reinstalling but that hasn't worked.


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Problem solved: I tried saving it again as Unicode with Notepad Aug 12, 2008

I went and saved the TM "one last time" as a Unicode file.

Apparently I had not saved it as Unicode before and it was still saved as Unicode UTF-8.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Can't help, but... Aug 13, 2008

Edward Potter wrote:
Apparently I had not saved it as Unicode before and it was still saved as Unicode UTF-8.


There is an overlap between UTF8 and Latin-1, which is why you think you save as one encoding but another program opens it as if it was in another encoding.

But... you're doing English and Spanish. There is no need for you to use a Unicode TM in Wordfast, unless I'm mistaken.


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Edward Potter  Identity Verified
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Not mine Aug 13, 2008

The TM was created by someone else. And yes, this shouldn't be an issue if you are only using Latin character based languages.

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