Wordfast and Arabic language
Thread poster: linadia
linadia
French to Arabic
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Aug 8, 2004

Hello,

I'm using Wordfast for an En>AR translation and somehow it gives me non-Arabic symbols in some parts of the translation, which makes the translation looks totally distorted!
Usually the first three or four words only appear right, then the rest is simply a bunch of question marks!

I've chosen "Unicode" for the translation memory, but I have to admit I'm just a beginner and don't know much about this tool.

Can anyone help with that?

Thanks

nadia

P.S. I've posted this same topic in Arabic forum, but it didn't appear there.


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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 13:49
Member (2004)
Farsi (Persian) to English
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Try Setting a Target Font Aug 8, 2004

I remember having the same problem translating from English into Farsi. Try setting a font like Tahoma in :

SETUP>COL>TARGET FONT

Also make sure you have set this:

SETUP>GEN>WHEN TRANSLATING, SET TARGET SEGMENT LANG. TO: Word's default language.

Hope this helps.


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linadia
French to Arabic
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A brand new problem: error during load Aug 9, 2004

Hello,

Thank you Rahi for your reply. I tried to follow your instructions but got stuck with a new problem.

Whenever I click the segmentation icon (next icon) it gives me "errors occurred during load" message.

When I clicked the "Help" button, it demanded the installation of a MS Word component from the CD, so I did.
But then I got the same error message.

I un-installed it as explained in the manual by searching all "wordfast.*" files and deleting them.
I even downloaded the new version from the Internet
But nothing worked!

Can anyone help with this?

Thanks

nadia


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Rahi Moosavi  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 13:49
Member (2004)
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Never heard of this... Aug 9, 2004

Hi Nadia,

I've never seen this error.


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linadia
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I'm not sure what happened Aug 9, 2004

Rahi Moosavi wrote:

Hi Nadia,

I've never seen this error.


Hi Rahi,

Thank you for your kind help.

Actually, I'm not sure what caused it and how it was miraculously solved, but I guess I did something wrong and I need to practice a lot to figure out all the mysteries of Wordfast))

nadia


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linadia
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Setting the same default font of Word Aug 9, 2004

Rahi Moosavi wrote:

I remember having the same problem translating from English into Farsi. Try setting a font like Tahoma in :

SETUP>COL>TARGET FONT

Also make sure you have set this:

SETUP>GEN>WHEN TRANSLATING, SET TARGET SEGMENT LANG. TO: Word's default language.

Hope this helps.


Thank you Rahi,

I finally did it. I set the target font the same as that of Word and the Arabic text appears fine.

nadia


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