txt files saved with ANSI encoding
Thread poster: Sebastian Jagr

Sebastian Jagr  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Czech
May 26, 2015

Hello,

I translated a couple of txt files from English into Czech in Trados 2014 and everything went fine. Alas, after generating target files I realised they were encoded in ANSI, which made the files useless. I cannot find where to set different encoding for txt files in Trados. Can anyone help me? Thank you.


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Shai Navé  Identity Verified
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English to Hebrew
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Studio uses the same encoding as the source text file May 26, 2015

The best thing is to open the text file in a text editor like Notepad++ and save it with a UTF-8 encoding before importing it into Studio.

You can still do that: convert all the source files to Unicode, and then use the TM from the current project to translate them in Studio.

Alternatively, some text editors allow you to convert to Unicode after the fact, thus maybe salvaging some of the content, but this usually doesn't work very well (or at all).


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Sebastian Jagr  Identity Verified
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Thanks May 26, 2015

Next time I'll make sure to change the files before uploading them into Trados.
Thank you!


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Finnish to French
Alternative way May 26, 2015

Sebastian Jagr wrote:
Next time I'll make sure to change the files before uploading them into Trados.

If you don't want to get your hands dirty with encoding issues, you can also copy/paste the content of your text file into a Word document and save it as DOCX. Import the DOCX, translate and export: guaranteed to have no encoding issues. If you really need a text file as output, you can just copy/paste the content of the document into Notepad (no need for any fancier editor).


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