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Wordfast strange matches
Thread poster: Yelena.

Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:42
English to Russian
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Jan 15, 2004

Hi

I've been using Wordfast for a while more or less successfully with
English-Russian translations.

But it doesn't seem to work for me for Russian-English translations.
It offers me 75% or higher matches that are not even in the source!!
In other words, the source and target don't match in a single word
and Wordfast says they do. I've even enabled "NoSubFuzzy" but it doesn't help. What am I doing wrong? This is very
strange.

Can anybody help?


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Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:42
English to Russian
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No Jan 15, 2004

No, unfortunately, reorganising doesn't help.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 19:42
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Join a user group Jan 15, 2004

For Wf are user groups at yahoo.com. Strange matches are rather frequent with Wf, just press ctrl + Alt + X.

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Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:42
English to Russian
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Thanks Jan 15, 2004

I've just posted a message in the user groups.

I have a 4000-word text and all of it is just strange matches!

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

For Wf are user groups at yahoo.com. Strange matches are rather frequent with Wf, just press ctrl + Alt + X.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:42
German to Spanish
TM direction Jan 16, 2004

Are you maybe using your RU>EN TM to translate documents from EN>RU ?

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Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:42
English to Russian
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No Jan 16, 2004

Toledo wrote:

Are you maybe using your RU>EN TM to translate documents from EN>RU ?


No I am using a new memory specially for that project.


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Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:42
English to Russian
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This bug has already been reported Jan 17, 2004

I finally had to revert to an old version of Wordfast where this bug was sorted.

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Michael Bastin  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 18:42
English to French
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same problem Jan 20, 2004

with my language pairs EN-FR, NL-FR, I reorganised many times and Wordfast keeps on suggesting matches that are just weird.

I recenttly moved to Trados for that reason.


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sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:42
English to French
several possibilities Jan 21, 2004

but I am a little short on time to go in detail. What version/build, btw?

Could be just a system thing in which case, rebooting would do.

TM could be corrupt. (In which case, you simply create a new one and update it using your segmented document).

Normal.dot could be corrupt. Delete normal.dot and let Word create a new one.

There are really a lot of possibilities. I had a similar problem some time ago, but solved it before I could investigate so I still don't know what that was.


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ingo_h
Germany
Local time: 18:42
English to German
No structure in user group Apr 14, 2004



[Edited at 2004-04-15 21:55]


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Yelena.  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Russian
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Problem again Apr 14, 2004

Meanwhile, my problem has come back, I don't know what triggered it. Wordfast works fine for English into Russian, but finds hardly any or wrong matches when working from Russian into English.

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