Article: How to translate Framemaker 7 file with Trados (using Workspace)
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miguelrene
Local time: 04:18
Japanese to English
Trouble with external tags Aug 22, 2014

Thank you for this informative article. I am wondering if you can answer on question for me about translating FrameMaker 7 files.

Source language: Japanese
Target language: English

Due to the encoding used in this version of FrameMaker, I had to use Trados 6 to extract the text from the MIF file. Using S-Tagger, I chose to extract the text to .ttx format. Everything went well, or so I thought at first. Then, after I had translated the file and generated the target MIF file, I opened the file in FrameMaker to find that all of the text formatting had changed. It looked like a classic case of the "Remember missing font names" setting not being selected in the FrameMaker Properties dialog box, but I went back to the source MIF file and this was not the case.

I took a close look at the TTX file that S-Tagger had generated for me and noticed that the external tags did not match the style settings set in the source MIF file. All of the client's formatting in a 206 page document has been lost and I cannot figure out how this could have happened. I realize that it takes practice to get this right but there does not seem to be anything that I could have set in S-Tagger that could have changed this outcome. Does anyone have any theories about what could have gone wrong? While I am very familiar with Trados, I can't say the same for FrameMaker. I checked all the resources I could think of but so far have not found any answers in the PROZ forums, or in the S-Tagger manual that SDL produces.

Any help from an FM\Trados guru or self-proclaimed equivalent would be most appreciated.

MRM


 


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