auto change of hyphens/em-dashes
Thread poster: bendksu

bendksu  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 20:41
Member (2011)
Danish to English
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Mar 15, 2016

This is an old problem that I have had for years, but is still very annoying.

I am using Studio 2015. When I have an em-dash (—) or en-dash (–) in my source text, it is automatically turned into a hyphen (-) in the target segment.

Much time is spent copying the dash from the source segment over into the target segment.

Does anyone know how I can change the settings so that Studio does not make this change?

Note:
(—) vs. (–) vs. (-)
These are very important.

Thanks.


 

Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 15:41
Member (2010)
English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Try the Word shortcuts Mar 15, 2016

I regretably don't know how to set Studio to copy the en and em dash over from source to target, but I believe the following shortcut may be of help to you rather than copy them manually:

em dash: Alt+Ctr+Num -
en dash: Ctr+Num -

I hope that will help you.


 

Ricki Farn
Germany
Local time: 15:41
Member (2005)
English to German
Great thing I clicked into here Mar 15, 2016

Hey, that's really helpful!

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bendksu  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 20:41
Member (2011)
Danish to English
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TOPIC STARTER
need automation Mar 15, 2016

Thank you, however, this still required manual entering/changing of the hyphens/dashes. What I am looking for is an adjustment of the settings in Studio which would mean that Studio does not change these (without having been asked).

 


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