TM coding problem when using Wordfast plugin for Word
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Valeria Burova  Identity Verified
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Nov 20, 2014

Hello, colleagues, when working with Wordfast plugin for Word I get TM results from translated earlier in the following format: КаКовы основные ме?ан??мы, о?ес?е??ва???е со??асованнос?? ?о????К? в о??ас?? ?ннова???? - can anyone help me out with sorting this?...



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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Encoding problem Nov 20, 2014

I assume what you mean by "Wordfast plugin for Word" is the version known as Wordfast Classic. If so, what exact version are you using?

What is the origin of the TM you are using and from which you are getting results? Was it created in Wordfast, or obtained from elsewhere? Wordfast TM's must be encoded as Unicode (UTF-16). TM's created with Wordfast should be automatically encoded as Unicode, at least if you're using the current version.

What do you see if you open the TM in a text editor (eg. Notepad++) and browse through its content? If you see question marks instead of Cyrillic characters for Russian portions of the TM, something went wrong at some point, somewhere. Most likely not in Wordfast.


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Valeria Burova  Identity Verified
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Valeria Burova  Identity Verified
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Wordfast TM encoding problem Nov 20, 2014

Dominique Pivard wrote:

I assume what you mean by "Wordfast plugin for Word" is the version known as Wordfast Classic. If so, what exact version are you using?

What is the origin of the TM you are using and from which you are getting results? Was it created in Wordfast, or obtained from elsewhere? Wordfast TM's must be encoded as Unicode (UTF-16). TM's created with Wordfast should be automatically encoded as Unicode, at least if you're using the current version.

What do you see if you open the TM in a text editor (eg. Notepad++) and browse through its content? If you see question marks instead of Cyrillic characters for Russian portions of the TM, something went wrong at some point, somewhere. Most likely not in Wordfast.


My version is 4.22 t 22 - TM was created by using Wordfast exactly for the file being translated at the beginning of translation. Although when I open TM icon I see that not Unicode but tmx format is chosen there, might this be the reason?.. Or it also may be caused by Word?..

If opened in Notepad I also see bad coding like this: Second, innovation and the policies around it also affect some of the other dimensions of well-being, notably health outcomes, but also other aspects, e.g. education, personal security or quality of life. RU-01 &'412;&'43E;-&'412;&'442;&'43E;&'440;&'44B;&'445;, &'438;&'43D;&'43D;&'43E;&'412;&'430;&'446;&'438;&'438; &'438;

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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
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Upgrade to 6.13, create new TM, clean up again Nov 20, 2014

4.22 is a very old version (more than 10 years). I don't see any reason why you would want to use it if you are starting with Wordfast. Here is why I would do:

1. upgrade to the current version (6.13)
2. create a new TM
3. clean up the document you've translated so far against that TM, which will populate the TM with your translation.

This would most certainly give you a TM in which Cyrillic characters are correctly displayed.

As to your mention of TMX, I'm not sure what you mean: if everything has happened in Wordfast, there should be no need to involved TMX. TMX is for exchanging TMs to/from other tools.


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Valeria Burova  Identity Verified
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Wordfast TM encoding problem Nov 20, 2014

Dominique Pivard wrote:

4.22 is a very old version (more than 10 years). I don't see any reason why you would want to use it if you are starting with Wordfast. Here is why I would do:

1. upgrade to the current version (6.13)
2. create a new TM
3. clean up the document you've translated so far against that TM, which will populate the TM with your translation.

This would most certainly give you a TM in which Cyrillic characters are correctly displayed.

As to your mention of TMX, I'm not sure what you mean: if everything has happened in Wordfast, there should be no need to involved TMX. TMX is for exchanging TMs to/from other tools.




I was advised once using classic version as good and stable but probably it is not the same anymore

Will try to do as suggested, grateful for your time!


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