Can TRADOS be used for english>Yoruba translation work?
Thread poster: adedamola

adedamola
Nigeria
Local time: 12:12
English to Yoruba
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May 13, 2009

Pls Can TRADOS be used for english>Yoruba translation work? If yes, can someone help out with the software?

Adedamola


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Jørgen Madsen  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:12
English to Danish
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Not officially, but possible workaround May 14, 2009

As you can see from the below list, the current version only supports a handfull of the largest African languages, and Yoruba is not one of them:
http://www.translationzone.com/en/products/sdl-trados-freelance/languagessupported/

But as with other programs, there are almost always a workaround

As Yoruba uses Latin letters, you should be able to use Trados. When you start a translation, you choose source and target language. For target language you just select any language using Latin letters. Trados will believe you translate into another language, but that doesn't affect any of the features of the program.

If anyone doesn't believe this will work, please correct me

Kind regards,
Jørgen


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Volodymyr Kukharenko
Ukraine
Local time: 14:12
Member (2009)
English to Ukrainian
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it will work, but spellchecker will not May 14, 2009

Jørgen Madsen wrote:

As Yoruba uses Latin letters, you should be able to use Trados. When you start a translation, you choose source and target language. For target language you just select any language using Latin letters. Trados will believe you translate into another language, but that doesn't affect any of the features of the program.

If anyone doesn't believe this will work, please correct me

Kind regards,
Jørgen



I think it will work fine, but the text will be marked as some other language, so MS Word spellchecker will not work properly, and after finishing the translation you will probably have to find another workaround for checking the spelling


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Jørgen Madsen  Identity Verified
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Didn't think of that... May 14, 2009

Thanks for the input, Vladimir! Hadn't thought of the spellcheck.

However, I think it could be solved, too: When the file has been translated, you can run spellcheck on a cleaned copy of the file after having changed the language in Word, and making the changes in the uncleaned copy of the file (in ordre to updated the TM).

Jørgen


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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
Belize
Dutch to German
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No problem with spellchecking May 14, 2009

Vladimir Kukharenko wrote:

I think it will work fine, but the text will be marked as some other language, so MS Word spellchecker will not work properly, and after finishing the translation you will probably have to find another workaround for checking the spelling


Simple: just select the whole text and change the language setting in "Tools". Daily routine for me. If there is a Yoruba spellchecker, it will definitely work - cleaned or uncleaned file.

[Edited at 2009-05-14 08:55 GMT]


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