Trados 2015: how to turn tag chunks into single tags
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

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Sep 21, 2015

Hello everyone

I think I asked this question with a previous version of Trados as well, but I'm hoping that Trados 2015 has this function built-in. I have a text that has chunks of text that should be treated as tags, but they are not tags. They are surrounded by tags, however. I want Trados to treat them as tags because that would save me from having to manually check if the text was copied correctly into the target field.

For example, I may have this text in a segment:

To start the <tag>XYZ-funksie</tag>, press <tag>Ontvanger</tag> and then press <tag>Skakel aan</tag>.

The text between <tag> and </tag> is fixed. In fact, it's been pre-translated to the target language already. I should not change those chunks, so I'm hoping that Trados 2015 can treat them as if the segment said:

To start the <mergetag/>, press <mergetag/> and then press <mergetag/>.

There are hundreds of these phrases, and I know that if I can get Trados to treat those chunks as single tags, many of them will be 100% matches (I know this because I used to translate these texts in WFC, and they are often 100% matches when you change the tag chunks into placeables).

The problem becomes more acute if the TM source segment is e.g. this:

To start this <tag>XYZ Funksie</tag>, press <tag>Ontvanger</tag> and then press <tag>Skakel aan</tag>.

(I used bold to indicate the differences.) If I get such a fuzzy match, it is very time consuming to make sure that the text inside the tags are exactly correct, and it would be easier/better if Trados could simply change them for me to match the current source text.

My source files are SDLXLIFF file, in a merged project package. I don't have the original files.

So, can Trados 2015 do this yet?



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