Trados analysis
Thread poster: farolingo

Local time: 13:56
German to English
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Oct 30, 2012

Hi - I'm currently working on a large file, that seems to be taking far longer than the stated volume would have initially indicated. I went back to check the client's analysis log and noticed the total number of words is less than the word count in the Word file. I seem to have come across something like this before but it was less noticeable in terms of the discrepancy. I know the issue keeps cropping up, but does the Trados analysis count words differently than the Word Count tool in Word?


Mark Nathan  Identity Verified
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French to English
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Yes, Trados and Word give different word counts Oct 30, 2012

For the general texts that I translate, Trados usually gives slightly more words, but there is never a substantial difference.


LEXpert  Identity Verified
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Croatian to English
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Numbers? Oct 30, 2012

Trados will usually ignore numbers in counting, particularly in tables or segments containing only numbers.


Local time: 13:56
German to English
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Numbers Nov 2, 2012

Yes, it must be the numbers. Thanks for this.icon_smile.gif


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