Strange behaviour populating numbers
Thread poster: John Fossey

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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French to English
Apr 3, 2014

I have a large financial document that I am translating in memoQ. All of the number segments need to be transferred to the target without changes. I used the Populate Number Only Segments feature, but am getting behaviour that I don't understand. The transfer happens differently depending on the source segment, but I just want a direct copy/paste, with no changes. So:

12,345,678 is transferred correctly as 12,345,678
123,456 is sometimes transferred correctly as 123,456

But other times a decimal point is inserted instead of a comma:
123,456 is sometimes transferred incorrectly as 123.456
(12,345) is always transferred incorrectly as (12.345)
12,345 is always transferred incorrectly as 12.345

The auto-translation rules use the standard Numbers-English Group setting.

How can I set it so the transfers are done correctly - there are many hundreds of them and I don't want to have to do them manually.

[Edited at 2014-04-03 16:37 GMT]

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dianaft  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:50
Member (2013)
German to English
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add the other examples to the rule set? Apr 4, 2014

I can't say I had this problem before, but I would try adding the other amounts to the rule set. It appears it always want a decimal point there and the mistakes occur for numbers without decimals.

The rule set only gives the 1,234.56; 1,234,567.89
So I would clone that set, edit and add the problematic ones: 123,456; 12,345 etc.

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