Forcing a segment to include the ´.´symbol (e.g. 1. Gang)
Thread poster: Languageman

Languageman  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:49
German to English
+ ...
Aug 18, 2005

This has probably been asked a dozen times, but since the search tool also has fun with ´.´ I can´t for the life of me find anything.

Example: I have a text in German talking about gearboxes which refers to "1. Gang", "2. Gang" etc. I´m under strict instructions not to modify the source in any way.

Problem: How do I get Trados to treat "1. Gang" etc. as a single segment, without turning of the auto number recognition all together?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Stephen


Direct link Reply with quote
 

nrgetic  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:49
Portuguese to Spanish
+ ...
The key is the user list Aug 18, 2005

Hi Steven,

The solution lies in the User list. This list may cointain all the abreviations a file contains in order to tell Trados that those dots that go with the abbreviation do not mark the end of the sentence.

All you have to do is create a word file containing those abbreviations or expressions (ex. "1.") and copy/paste them in the User List window (Open File>Setup>Segmentation rules>Users list>Abreviations).

I hope this will help.

Best.

Natalia


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Languageman  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:49
German to English
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks for the tip Aug 18, 2005

Natalia Rodriguez wrote:

...The solution lies in the User list.


Hi Natalia,

Thanks for the tip, I think you´re right, unfortunately it still doesn´t work. I think this has something to do with using an old TM imported into Version 7.0. I´ve played around with User Lists and Ordinal Follower Lists, all to no avail. Ho hum, think the customer will have to sort it out this time.

Cheers,

Stephen


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Forcing a segment to include the ´.´symbol (e.g. 1. Gang)

Advanced search







CafeTran Espresso
You've never met a CAT tool this clever!

Translate faster & easier, using a sophisticated CAT tool built by a translator / developer. Accept jobs from clients who use SDL Trados, MemoQ, Wordfast & major CAT tools. Download and start using CafeTran Espresso -- for free

More info »
BaccS – Business Accounting Software
Modern desktop project management for freelance translators

BaccS makes it easy for translators to manage their projects, schedule tasks, create invoices, and view highly customizable reports. User-friendly, ProZ.com integration, community-driven development – a few reasons BaccS is trusted by translators!

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search