Em dashes sometimes show up as tags
Thread poster: Carlos A R de Souza

Carlos A R de Souza  Identity Verified
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Mar 10, 2015

Hello, everyone. I noticed that, sometimes, OmegaT shows em dashes as tags on docx source files (this is not consistent). Is there a way to fix this problem?

 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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not just em dashes Mar 10, 2015

DOCX files produces lots of tags, not just around em dashes. There are two ways I know to get rid of them: check "remove tags" in the Project Settings (ctr+E)--but that gets rid of ALL tags, good and bad--or the codezapper utility from David Turner - http://asap-traduction.com/CodeZapper , for which he requests a 20 euro donation.
Others have talked about the usefulness of converting DOCX to ODT (via LibreOffice) and then back to DOCX again, but I've never tried that.


 

Carlos A R de Souza  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Isn't there a way... Mar 10, 2015

Susan, isn't there a way to force OmegaT to forbid em dash to show as tags? Maybe as a bug fix?

 

Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
United States
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It's not a bug Mar 10, 2015

Someone who knows more will undoubtedly answer.

 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Not OmegaT’s bug Mar 11, 2015

If it’s a bug, it’s not OmegaT’s, but Microsoft’s. Blame them for their crappy file formats with undisclosed specs.

 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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If it's a tag, it's a tag in the source document Mar 11, 2015

If a tag is shown in OmegaT, that's because it's a tag in the source document (the real document behind what you see in Word).

Didier


 


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