Wordfast Pro glossary returns "approximate" matches
Thread poster: Hilary Decaumont

Hilary Decaumont  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:29
Member (2013)
French to English
Apr 28, 2015

I have a recent problem in Wordfast Pro that my glossaries seem to be returning approximate matches

For example
In my glossary I entered the French source word "constituant"

In the document I am translating, the source word "constitué" or "constitue" are highlighted as a glossary match for "constituant", which is not correct, although it starts with the same combination of letters.

I have the same issue with "résultant" for "réservant", "requièrent" and "requérant", "expoliter" and "exploits", "déplacements" and "départements" etc.

Have I inadvertently checked a box allowing approximate matches and if so, where?

Thanks for any help


John Daniel
Local time: 23:29
Preferences > Terminology Apr 28, 2015

Hi Hilary,

The check box is in Preferences > Terminology > Enable automatic fuzzy term recognition.

Thank you,



Hilary Decaumont  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:29
Member (2013)
French to English
Problem sorted Apr 28, 2015

John, that's brilliant. Thank you for your help.


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Wordfast Pro glossary returns "approximate" matches

Advanced search

Translation news related to Wordfast

WordFinder Unlimited
For clarity and excellence

WordFinder is the leading dictionary service that gives you the words you want anywhere, anytime. Access 260+ dictionaries from the world's leading dictionary publishers in virtually any device. Find the right word anywhere, anytime - online or offline.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »

  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search