Studio 2015 - How to limit target character number
Thread poster: Edoardo BONACINA

Edoardo BONACINA  Identity Verified
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Nov 28

Good morning.
IN studşo 2015, does anyone know ho to limit the target segment character number so that I can see when the target charater number exceeds the one of the source?
I'm dealing with a string project and the translation length should not be longer than the original text
Thanks


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Edoardo Nov 28

Edoardo BONACINA wrote:
In Studio 2015, does anyone know how to limit the target segment character number so that I can see when the target character number exceeds the one of the source?


In Trados 2019 (don't know about 2015), I see no option to show the number of characters in the source text, nor do I see an option in the QA settings to flag a segment if the target text exceeds the length of the source text. One can set a universal target length limit (e.g. 50 characters) only, and even then it will only warn you if you use QA directly after each segment.

However, at the very bottom right, I can see the number of characters in the target text. If the target text is empty, then that counter reads "0", and it updates while I type. So, what you can do, as a workaround, is resize the Trados window so that that counter is close to the segment that you're going to translate, and then press Alt+Insert (to copy source to target), look at the counter, memorize the number, and then type your translation, while keeping an eye on the counter to ensure that you do not exceed the memorized number.

Remember, even if the target text contains a match, you can always press Alt+Insert and then press Ctrl+Z again to undo the previous action (though in Trados 2017, unfortunately, it then selects the text).


 

Edoardo BONACINA  Identity Verified
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@Samuel Nov 28

Thank you
I am already pasting the source and than do the translation, but it's a nightmare when you have 73.500 segments
SDL should insert that functionality...


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@Edoardo Nov 28

Edoardo BONACINA wrote:
...it's a nightmare when you have 73.500 segments SDL should insert that functionality...


There may be a plugin or add-on for this. Try asking your question here:
https://community.sdl.com/product-groups/translationproductivity/f


 

Edoardo BONACINA  Identity Verified
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@Samuel Nov 28

I will
thanks a lot!!


 

Lorenzo Bermejo
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Project Settings Nov 29

Hi Edoardo and Samuel,
I see that in Project Settings > Verification > QA Checker > Length Verification, you can setup if during QA you want Studio to throw an Error message when target segments are longer in % than the source segments.
Maybe that was what you were looking for.


 


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