Wordfast Pro segmentation (WF Pro 2.2.4 / Mac OS X 10.5.8)
Thread poster: Laurence Nunny
Laurence Nunny
Spain
Local time: 20:19
Spanish to English
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Dec 9, 2009

Is WF Pro designed only to end segments on carriage returns?

Is there any way to make it segment on a full stop (at least)?

I have tried checking/unchecking "Segmentation on break", but it seems to have no effect.

What does "Segmentation on break" mean?

The expand/shrink segment commands do nothing.

Thanks.


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 21:19
English to Arabic
Segmentation Dec 9, 2009

Dear Laurence,

Laurence Nunny wrote:

Is WF Pro designed only to end segments on carriage returns?




No! The main end-of-segment mark is the full-stop.



Laurence Nunny wrote:

Is there any way to make it segment on a full stop (at least)?




This is the default setting.



Laurence Nunny wrote:


I have tried checking/unchecking "Segmentation on break", but it seems to have no effect.



What is your source language?

Have you tried more than one file/text?


Laurence Nunny wrote:

What does "Segmentation on break" mean?



If you checked it, it would change the segmentation to be on a paragraph basis.



Looking forward to your reply!



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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net




[Edited at 2009-12-09 18:19 GMT]


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Laurence Nunny
Spain
Local time: 20:19
Spanish to English
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Mystery formatting issue Dec 9, 2009

Thanks for the clarification about segmentation rules, Yasmin.

I went back to check that the documents I was translating had been segmenting beyond full stops, and I pulled out the following example:

"La persona titular de la Direcció General d'Igualtat d'Ootunitats en el Treball resoldrà si es concedeixen o no els ajuts. La resolució es notificarà per correu als intererssats. Si no recau resolució expressa en el termini esmentat, la sol·licitud s’entén denegada."

which WF Pro treated as a single segment, without the option of shrinking.

I checked to see whether there were any obvious formatting peculiarities around the full stops (such as non-breaking spaces), but nothing was apparent.

However, as a final test I cut-and-pasted this same passage as unformatted text and then ran the document through WF Pro again, and this time it returned three segments, as I would expect.

This workaround resolves the issue for my purposes. If you are interested in investigating it further for your own purposes, I can tell you that the text came from a MS Word document that was most probably a copy-and-paste from a website.

Thanks for answering these simple questions - with any luck they will help others too.


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