How do I set automatic space before question mark in French?
Thread poster: Caroline Charlier

Caroline Charlier  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 13:16
Member (2011)
German to French
+ ...
Jul 14

Hello,

Although I ticked the box "replace straight quotation marks with typographical characters", there is no longer any protected space before ?!;: in French, only before » and after «.
I'm sure there is a setting for this somewhere, can anyone help me on this please?

Regards,
Caroline


 

Robert Such  Identity Verified
Singapore
Local time: 19:16
Member (Jun 2020)
French to English
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Is this of any help? Jul 14

Is this of any help, Caroline?

https://technolex.com/tips/how-to-replace-straight-quotation-marks-with-chevrons-in-trados-studio/


 

Silke Walter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 13:16
Member (2014)
English to German
QA Settings Jul 14

Hello Caroline,

With changing the QA settings (in the global settings, so you don't have to repeat it for every project) it should work, when you run the quality check at the latest. There are two ways:

either via

Punctuation

or

List of Words

HTH,

Silke


 

Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 14:16
English to Russian
Ctrl+Shift+Space Jul 14

AutoCorrect will only replace "?" with "[nbsp]?" if you type normal space first. You will have to go back and delete that superfluous space then. I think the simplest way would be just typing nbsp with Ctrl+Shift+Space.

Caroline Charlier
 

James Plastow  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 12:16
Member (Jun 2020)
Japanese to English
autohotkey Jul 14

You could use a simple autohotkey script

+/::sendinput, {U+00A0}{U+0x3F}

The "+/" means "Shift plus forward slash" which is the location of ? on my keyboard (your keyboard may be different). {U+00A0} is the ascii code for a non breaking space. {U+0x3F} is the ascii code for a question mark.

With this, every time you type ? it will be replaced with a non breaking space and a question mark.

[Edited at 2020-07-15 00:06 GMT]


 

Caroline Charlier  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 13:16
Member (2011)
German to French
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Jul 15

Ok, thank you everybody. I thought it was a settings issue, but seemingly, I'll have to go on with Ctrl Shift Space.

Many thanks for your help!

Caroline


 


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