Can Wordfast perform omission translation?
Thread poster: ericakl (X)

ericakl (X)
Hong Kong
Sep 22, 2015

I am now using Wordfast Pro, which is a very efficient method of translation.

There's a problem. I cannot leave the translated segment blank,

eg.

"draft document" is the segment to translate, but I do not want it to be translated and copy source.

I would like to have omission translation (leave it blank) in the Target text.

Can I do that in Wordfast?

Thanks!


 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 22:57
Member (2004)
English to Thai
+ ...
Use of space Sep 22, 2015

ericakl wrote:

"draft document" is the segment to translate, but I do not want it to be translated and copy source.

I would like to have omission translation (leave it blank) in the Target text.

Thanks!


In WordFast Pro and a number of CAT tools, I add " " (blank space) to fill the target texts. Dots or other symbols can also used if they cause no trouble with entire translated texts.

Soonthon L.


 

ericakl (X)
Hong Kong
TOPIC STARTER
Space is not OK as it just remains the same in the translated text (i.e. copy source) Sep 22, 2015

The space I enter in the software cannot be shown in the translated document, instead source text is copied.

A "." is OK, but I would like to have a space. Can I do that?

Thanks!


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 17:57
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Non-breaking space? Sep 22, 2015

ericakl wrote:
The space I enter in the software cannot be shown in the translated document, instead source text is copied.


Will a non-breaking space work? It's also invisible.


 

TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 11:57
Member (2014)
English to French
Yes, you can Sep 22, 2015

You can try:

Shift+Ctrl+space bar

You will see a superscript circle on the translated side of WF, but the final text will be blank.

Hope this helps.


 

ericakl (X)
Hong Kong
TOPIC STARTER
It helps! Thanks all. Sep 22, 2015

A non-breaking space: Shift+Ctrl+space bar.

Thanks.


 


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