Wf Pro: why MT adds spaces before and after tags?
Thread poster: pcs_MCIL
Apr 13, 2013

Sometimes I am using Google's MT in WF Pro to speed up things, but in the target field there is always a space added before and after each tag, which is pretty time consuming to remove and takes out the convenience out of MT.
Is there a way to avoid this?


Local time: 17:39
English to Norwegian
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Same problem May 3, 2013

I have the same problem. If anyone knows how to resolve this, please post it.


Genevieve Cory
German to English
Workaround Jul 1, 2013

I've been going through the final generated file and searching for two spaces and replacing them with one space. Takes a few rounds to go through but seems to work.


Ok Jul 1, 2013

Thank you for bringing out your experience. Unfortunately I am required to deliver the TXML most of the times, so that's not viable for me.


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Local time: 19:39
Spanish to English
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Wordfast experts, where are you? Jul 14, 2013

I have been looking for a solution as well, because having to remove all the extra spaces in TXML files, one by one, is very time-consuming. Right now I am working on a huge file with a gazillion tags and extra spaces. As it is, I have to remove each space manually and it's simply driving me nuts.

Any tips from the Wordfast experts? Is there any hope that this extremely annoying issue will be fixed soon? Anyone? Please help.


Wordfast said Jul 19, 2013

I was contacted by WF and they said they have been looking for a solution to this issue for a while, but we have to live with that for now.

At least, they know. icon_smile.gif


kle  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:39
English to Vietnamese
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Update? Jun 18, 2016

Hi everyone. I have this issue as well. Has a solution been offered for this?


John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:39
Member (2006)
French to English
In progress Jul 11, 2016

I just double checked on development tickets that have already been submitted to fix this problem and will press the issue at our next weekly development call. Indeed, this is very frustrating and a waste of time.

Kind regards,


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