SDL WinAlign: how to add a language?
Thread poster: Ekhlas

Ekhlas  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:01
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Pashto (Pushto) to English
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Dec 25, 2013

hi,
The winalign within SDL Studio 2011 offers a limited set of languages and unfortunately does not include the two languages that I work in - Pashto and Dari! There may be other languages as well that are not in the list.

Has anyone faced this situation before? Is there anyway to add a language to the list of target or source languages?

Thank you for your help.

Best regards,

Ekhlas


 

Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:01
Finnish to French
workaround + alternative Dec 26, 2013

Solarice wrote:
The winalign within SDL Studio 2011 offers a limited set of languages and unfortunately does not include the two languages that I work in - Pashto and Dari! There may be other languages as well that are not in the list.

No experience with WinAlign, but here is a generic workaround you may want to try: pretend Pashto/Dari is a similar, supported language and see whether you get a usable alignment. If so, export the TM you obtained to TMX, change the language code to that of Pashto/Dari and import back into Studio.

An alternative would be to use LF Aligner, which supports Pashto and Persian (maybe that would do as a temporary substitute to Dari):

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LF Aligner is very good and it's free.
Solarice wrote:
Is there anyway to add a language to the list of target or source languages?

I would be very surprised if it were possible.


 

FarkasAndras
Local time: 13:01
English to Hungarian
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LF Aligner & exotic languages Dec 28, 2013

Dominique Pivard wrote:

An alternative would be to use LF Aligner, which supports Pashto and Persian (maybe that would do as a temporary substitute to Dari)


Support for these languages in LF Aligner is rather limited. They show up in the language list, and if you want, you can add dictionary data and sentence segmentation data. The sentence segmenter will probably not do a very good job of segmenting these languages, either. (Sentence segmentation works best with languages that use Latin scripts and full stops, question marks etc.)


 


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