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Wordfast: special characters (ex. arrow) become parentheses
Thread poster: luka
luka
Spain
Local time: 18:38
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Mar 10, 2003

I don\'t know if this has been posted before, but I can\'t find a

message related to it.



When I\'m translating a text with some special characters (i.e. arrow

points)and WF finds a match these characters have been changed to

parenthesis. ¿Why? ¿What can I do to avoid it?



Thanks in advance


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sylver  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:38
English to French
Some data Mar 11, 2003

This is normal. The reason is that the TM in Wordfast is in txt format. This has a lot of advantages, but on the other end, it can not store anything that does not comply with the txt format.



So when you get such a match, wordfast present whatever has been stored in the txt TM. Due to that, pictures (arrows and the like are often pictures) will never show up in a match.



I guess that answer your question, but I\'m afraid it doesn\'t help that much. You will still have to copy and paste your arrows.


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luka
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thank you Mar 11, 2003

No, as you say it doesn\'t solve the problem, but I\'m glad to know I\'m not doing anything wrong.

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