SDLX and Right to Left languages
Thread poster: Rahi Moosavi

Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 19:36
Member (2004)
Farsi (Persian) to English
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Apr 14, 2005

Hi

I have a question about SDLX and right to left languages. I mainly handle technical manuals for electronic consumer goods with SDLX (client's preferred CAT tool). These manuals are full of expressions like:

Menu [Item 9-3-1] "START" (Always)

It's virtually impossible for me to get the brackets in the correct place when translating them into Farsi which is a right to left language and the typed text in SDLX would be something like:

translation ]9-3[-1 translation "" translation()

I tried to set some rules as to where should I key in the brackets but I always failed to reach a conclusion. To make the issue more complicated, when you want to format paint the document, the text goes haywire.

The same issue is reflected in the cleaned file as well. I never have this problem with other CAT tools like Trados or Wordfast. I always inform my clients about this issue and they have never returned to me on it, so I could only think it's a known problem for them as well.

Any ideas? am I doing something wrong?

I run SDLX 2004 standard edition over a Win XP box.

Thanks.


 

Geneviève von Levetzow  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:36
Member (2002)
French to German
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Mailing list Apr 14, 2005

I think the SDLX mailing list can be helpfull.

sdlx@yahoogroups.com

Best regards:)

Geneviève


 

Alami
Germany
Local time: 01:36
German to Arabic
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RE: SDLX and Right to Left languages Jan 28, 2010

Hi,

This answer comes maybe too late, but it may help people who are now reading this post and are having the same issue. Please take a look at the following link:
http://www.proz.com/post/1313306
I don't know if this also applies to Farsi, but it works for Arabic.

Regards,

Fayçal

[Modifié le 2010-01-28 16:59 GMT]


 


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