WordFast can't translate Trados Prepared files.
Thread poster: Peter Yang
Peter Yang
Albania
Local time: 07:14
English to Chinese
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Aug 14, 2003

I'm a Trados user and decided to switch to WordFast because it is such a wonderful program!

However, I do have a very strange problem.

I can not pick existing translations when I translate Trados Prepared files. I did two days testing:

For simplicity, I want to translate "bbb" to "222"

1)Confirmed I can read in Trados memory without problem
2)Confirmed I can translate and pick exisitng memory in a word document I create(non trados)

I found out the reason is wordfast treat the source font differently in Trados Prepared files.

when you click alt-down, it will copy the source and highlight them with green. I checked the memory after accepting it.

Here is what the memory looks like



xx030814~113312 M 2 EN-US bbb ZH-TW 222 EL LS

20030814~141832 M 3 EN-US &jA;bbb ZH-TW bbb EL LS


As you can see, wordfast thinks "bbb" in Trados file as "&jA:bbb", so of course there is no match.
(It also seems to change the date from 20030814~113312 to xx030814~113312

Question is: why and how do I fix it?

I use English Windows 2000, Office 2000 and demo WordFast 3.35 (memory is only 2 TU)


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 16:14
English to German
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WF group Aug 15, 2003

Actually I cannot help you with this one, but why don't you contact the WF group at Yahoo?

The link is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/

You can either search the archive for similar problems, or ask straight away. There are a lot of WF&Trados users, and they may be able to help you.

HTH

Sonja


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Peter Yang
Albania
Local time: 07:14
English to Chinese
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I found the problem. Sharing my experience. Aug 19, 2003

Thanks Sonja!

I found out the problem! The file I'm testing with is a already Trados Prepared document. So it thinks every segment including the original source is already translated and there is a 100% match. So WordFast is working!

I found this via Yahoo group. Thanks again.


Sonja Tomaskovic wrote:

Actually I cannot help you with this one, but why don't you contact the WF group at Yahoo?

The link is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wordfast/

You can either search the archive for similar problems, or ask straight away. There are a lot of WF&Trados users, and they may be able to help you.

HTH

Sonja


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