Disabling HTML Entity Conversion (German Umlauts)
Thread poster: Thorok

Thorok
Germany
English to German
Oct 24, 2016

Hello,
I am new to OmegaT 3.6.0 (and rather new in the translation business as well). I got a problem translating HTML files ENG > GER. The umlauts are all converted into HTML code. A problem I already faced with the Trial Version of Trados, which I came by when I found the option "Entity Conversion". Now I cannot find a similar option in OmegaT, nor does Google seem to be able to help.
Is there a way to turn the conversion for umlauts off?

Thank you guys in advance!

Kind regards,
Phil


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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No conversion Oct 25, 2016

OmegaT provides no such conversion as it cannot alter the source file in any way other than by replacing translatable text with translation. To be on the safe side, make sure that your source files are in UTF-8 and define UTF-8 also as the encoding for the target files.

http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.file.filters.html#filters.options


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Make sure the encoding supports umlauts Oct 25, 2016

Thorok wrote:
I am new to OmegaT 3.6.0 (and rather new in the translation business as well). I got a problem translating HTML files ENG > GER. The umlauts are all converted into HTML code. A problem I already faced with the Trial Version of Trados, which I came by when I found the option "Entity Conversion". Now I cannot find a similar option in OmegaT, nor does Google seem to be able to help.
Is there a way to turn the conversion for umlauts off?

To confirm what esperantisto wrote, OmegaT will only convert umlauts to HTML code if the target encoding does not support them.

UTF-8, for instance, is safe.

Didier


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Thorok
Germany
English to German
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Thank you! Oct 25, 2016

Alright guys, thank you! I'll just convert the questionable files to UTF8 then before importing them to OmegaT.

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