Combined font issues in MsWord (via Studio 2011)
Thread poster: Tony Steiner

Tony Steiner  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:42
Jun 18, 2013

Hi SDL Support, Studio users,

A lot of us have issues with fonts in MsWord once the translation in sdlxliff is finalised and "saved target as" in MsWord from Studio. I am trying to provide as much info as possible....

Example: a simple form or letter translated in Traditional Chinese. Source file: docx using Studio 2011.

Studio will apply PMingliu for Traditional Chinese which is fine. In the translations you can have some English words (references to English books or English forms), those words look odd as MsWord applies the same font to all words (inherited from Studio), which is obviously wrong.
Usually in order to solve those issues, you either go to "fonts" in MsWord and apply a combined fonts (Asian Text font & Font), for instance PMingliu and Arial. It works perfectly when the document is not generated by Studio.

However Studio would apply PMingliu on absolutely all words and create specific MsWord style and paragraph templates for that document... due to these extra settings (out of our control so far), every single time you need to reformat a final Word document created by Studio, it is merely impossible to update fonts directly in MsWord.

Example: when you select a Word, a sentence or a paragraph and want to change/update the font, say from PMingliu to Mingliu or just apply an Arial font instead to an English word, it is just not doing anything, it keeps the same font, i.e. PMingliu in my case.
It stays as is... This is extremely annoying as it lacks flexibility on our end to reformat as required...
I suspect that Studio creates "style" templates in MsWord and applies those templates in the background...

Could SDL give us a guide or procedure to avoid these issues with MsWord? It is certainly linked to Studio font mapping. It seems that Studio does not managed combined fonts properly in the default settings (Am I right?).
Is there a way to update the font/style mapping created by Studio for MsWord?

I did a few tests in Project settings , tried to add a 2nd target font to Chinese (Taiwan), Studio would not allow me to add any...

Your help would be much appreciated.



Yuka Matsui
Local time: 05:42
English to Japanese
+ ...
May help solving your issue Aug 22, 2013

I had the same peoblem and found the topic below.
The solution was perfect for me.

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