Multilingual document: how to mark out/tag in real time
Thread poster: Gennady Lapardin

Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 08:30
Italian to Russian
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Jul 12, 2012

Dear Colleagues,

Could somebody recommend how to mark out different languages in a document?
Does a spell checker-based macro or application or whatever exist, which can mark out the languages in real time?

[Edited at 2012-07-12 21:27 GMT]

After a very brief online research, not being an IT engineer, I've seen that these tools are called "language tagger," "language guesser"; there are plenty of detailed descriptions of algorithms.

[Edited at 2012-07-13 08:53 GMT]


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Ludvig Glavati
Ukraine
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English to Russian
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Find/Replace->Format->Language : Replace selected language with some special format Aug 12, 2012

MS Word automatically recognizes languages in a document. So :

In Find/Replace dialog set cursor to "Find" text field, open Format->Language and choose one you need.

Then set cursor to "Replace" text field, open Format and select some specific formatting for the chosen language, for example "Highlighted".

I used this for bilingual documents (Italian/English). Highlighting Italian text and then removing it (Find/Replace "Highlighted" to "") I evaluated the volume of English text.

However consider that language recognition is not 100%, especially for non-translatable text (numbers, etc.).

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Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
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Thank you, Ludvig Aug 12, 2012

Unfortunately, in my fully and properly licensed MS Word 2003 something there should be missing, since no format replacement takes place even in a couple of lines (one line in English, another in Italian). If I set Italian (with or without spellcheck), it highlights nothing. If I select English US or GB (with or without spellcheck), it highlights both lines.
Thank you a lot anyway for your attention,

Gennady


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