Strange segmentation in WFC 6.01g
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 15:06
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Dec 16, 2011

At sentences with quotation marks Wf has developed a strange way of separation.
The ending is split off and when continuing to the next segment the quotation mark is forgotten.

"A segment with quotation marks". Next sentence without quotation marks.
Will look like this:

"A segment with quotation marks
".
Next sentence without quotation marks.

I cannot force the tool to do the segmentation right.


[Bearbeitet am 2011-12-17 16:06 GMT]


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:06
Finnish to French
No problem here Dec 17, 2011

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

At sentences with quotation marks Wf has developed a strange way of separation.
The ending is split off and when continuing to the next segment the quotation mark is forgotten.

"A segment with quotation marks". Next sentence without quotation marks.
Will look like this:

["A segment with quotation marks]
".
[Next sentence without quotation marks.]

I cannot force the tool to do the segmentation right.

The part after "will look like this" wasn't displayed in your original post. (so I changed the offending characters into "[" and "]")

Anyway, I translated your two sample segments and can't see any problem with them:

http://screencast.com/t/TTkgXQt0Zy


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Maybe? Dec 17, 2011

Did you add any abbreviations to your segmentation rules?

Or maybe changed the end-of-segment puncuation?


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Nope Dec 17, 2011

Alex Lago wrote:

Did you add any abbreviations to your segmentation rules?

Or maybe changed the end-of-segment puncuation?


I used wf as it comes from the maker, no changes on my part.


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Daniel Grau  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
You need to use "smart" quotes for the error to happen Dec 18, 2011

If you use "straight quotes," the error does not happen. But if you use “smart” quotes, it does.

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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 14:06
French to English
smart quotes? Dec 18, 2011

I sometimes have the problem Heinrich describes, but I have a much older version of WFC so I'm not complaining about it... I think it has something to do with the French non-breaking space? Now I'm wondering what "smart" quotes are?

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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Smart quotes vary from one language to the other Dec 19, 2011

Lori Cirefice wrote:
Now I'm wondering what "smart" quotes are?

Smart quotes are what Word put for you via AutoFormat (if you have ticked 'Replace straight quotes with smart quotes'). They vary depending on the language selected:

“English Smart quotes”
« French smart quotes »


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