Use Term List in WinAlign
Thread poster: Peter Ross

Peter Ross  Identity Verified
Australia
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Jul 26, 2011

Hi

I'd like to try using this function in WinAlign. Does the file require a header denoting the fields as Source and Target language? If so, what is the particular format.

I've tried a simple tabbed text file but it WinAlign keeps crashing.

Thanks

Peter


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FarkasAndras
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English to Hungarian
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Guess Jul 27, 2011

Nobody seems to know the answer, so I'll have a crack at it.
The manual says the term list needs to be a tab delimited txt, so you're on the right track there. I'd skip the headers and just put the first language first (i.e. select them in WA in the order they are in the txt).
There could be two reasons why WinAlign is crashing:
- WinAlign is a very poorly made application.
- The txt file is not in the right encoding.

You can't do anything about the first except use a different aligner; to fix the second, save your .txt in UTF-8, "ANSI" and UTF-16 BE and LE. Try each and see if it helps.


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Jussi Rosti  Identity Verified
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WinAlign crashes (seeking answer in 2013) Sep 20, 2013

Discussion continues still in 2013 at http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/256453-winalign_crashes_when_you_use_term_list.html

Hopefully someone has found out the solution by now!


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