How can you mark newly translated parts?
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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May 1, 2005

After I translate ttx-files with TagEditor, I save the target-segments as rtf and let another person check the spelling and grammar etc.
The problem is, in many projects only 10 percent of the text may be new, the rest is already approved. If the editors read the whole text I have to pay them more than I will get for the translation, so that's not feasable.
Is there a way to either mark the new segments in the rtf (font color) or to save only the changed segments?

Thanks for your advice!



Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
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Not a solution, but a workaround... May 1, 2005

One way I can think of would be applying the following procedure:

Export part of the TM, using appropriate filters (date, for example) and make a temporary TM with it.

Use that partial TM to pretranslate the _original_ ttx.

This gives ttx with only new segments (those included in the temporary TM) translated. Whether you want to include the other untranslated segments for better readability ("segment unknown sentences") is your personal choice.

Save the result rtf, as usual.


Selçuk Budak  Identity Verified
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Text Colors May 1, 2005

Trados has a solution for such cases.
"Options -> translated text colours"

I adjusted it as "blue" for 100% match and "yellow" for segments requiring translation/modification.

Although it does not seem to be working as assumed, it does change the colour of all translated segments into blue. This might be a bug in my program, but can work properly for you.
Worth to give a try.

[Edited at 2005-05-01 11:05]


Antoní­n Otáhal
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Export unknown segments after analysis but before translating May 2, 2005

When you have created the ttx, (or perhaps you get it from your customer, whatever), but before actually translating, run the Workbench analysis on it and export unknown segments, saving them as an rtf file.

Proceed as before.

After the translation, "fuzzy translate" this rtf in Word with the aid of the translation memory you updated during the actual Tag-Editor translation (should go smoothly and automatically).

The resulting rtf is what you want, if I really understand what you want: it contains translations of new segments only. Of course, the proofreaders should also get the complete files because of the context.



Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Sounds good, Antonin May 3, 2005

I will try that. Hope I find the exporting switch in Workbench.
Thanks to all of you!

It worked very well. Got a clean document with only the interesting segments. I still deleted these silly tags and sent the document to the editor.
What a relief! Thank you, Antonin!

[Edited at 2005-05-03 08:04]


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