Can Wordfast perform omission translation?
Thread poster: xxxericakl

xxxericakl
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!


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 04:23
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English to Thai
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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.


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xxxericakl
Hong Kong
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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!


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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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.


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TB CommuniCAT  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 16:23
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.


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xxxericakl
Hong Kong
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It helps! Thanks all. Sep 22, 2015

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

Thanks.


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