Localizing French times (XXhXX) with Trados 2009
Thread poster: McKinley Paul
McKinley Paul
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Dec 30, 2010

Hi, does anyone know if there is a way to tell Trados 2009 to recognize and automatically translate French times that are in the XXhXX format?

Much thanks in advance,
MP


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Check the corresponding option Dec 30, 2010

in the language pair French to target.
If the time is writen according to Microsoft standard for the source language (French in that case) Studio should recognize it.


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McKinley Paul
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Corresponding option? Dec 30, 2010

Thank you for your prompt reply. but I confess that I'm still a bit lost.
What is the corresponding option that you refer to?
Also, how do I know if the time is written in the Microsoft French standard?

Best regards,
McKinley


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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Tools - Options - Language pairs Dec 30, 2010

then click the plsu sign beside the corresponding language pair French-Target.
Click the plus sign beside Trabslation Memory and Automated Translation.
Now click on Auto-substitution and go to Dates and Times.
There you'll find the options available.
Sorry, but I do not know how Microsoft assumes the correct French date has to be writen. You can find it out in your Windows operating system.


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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French time setting in MS Dec 30, 2010

Go to Control Panel/Regional and Language Options(French)/Format/Customize Format/Time

[Módosítva: 2010-12-30 11:07 GMT]


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McKinley Paul
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No luck with the control panel, but thank goodness for search/replace Dec 30, 2010

Hi, thank you both for your advice.
I wasn't able to change anything with Trados or using the control panel (Trados didn't offer the option to use XXhXX as a time, and the control panel wouldn't let me add this time format either).

However, I was able to eventually figure out how to automatically change the times with search/replace doing the following:

Enable wildcards

Search line: ([1-9]{2})h([1-9]{2}) OR ([1-9]{2})H([1-9]{2}) as the case may be
Replace line: \1:\2


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István Hirsch  Identity Verified
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To find times with zero… Dec 30, 2010

If there are times with zero(s) in the text, I suggest using ([0-9]{2})[hH]([0-9]{2}) to find them as well as to unite the two steps into one (in Word).

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