Segmentation after full stops
Thread poster: flarrazabal

flarrazabal
Japan
Local time: 01:59
Member
English to Spanish
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Apr 19, 2016

Is there are a way to fix the segmentation rules (e.g., adding an exception expression) so that Wordfast will not split a d create new paragraphs after each full stop?

We have a text full of "U.S. whatever" and Wordfast has created a new line starting with all those "whatever".


 

digramma  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 18:59
Greek to English
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Abbreviations with full stops Apr 19, 2016

Segmentation style -> Wordfast/Trados
End of segment markers (ESM): choose "." (the full stop)
Untick "An ESM followed by a space followed by a lower-case letter ends a segment"

It should work.

[Edited at 2016-04-19 18:21 GMT]


 

Alex Lago  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 18:59
Member (2009)
English to Spanish
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Abbreviations Apr 19, 2016

You can also add the "U.S." to the abbreviations setting so that Wordfast understands that "U.S." is an abbreviation and will not create a new segment.

Go to Preferences -->Segmentation Settings
At the bottom of the screen that opens there is a field called "Abbreviations", select the language (so in this case "English") and in the white field underneath a line of text that reads "(separate by comma)" write all the abbreviations you usually encounter separating them by commas.

Bear in mind that Wordfast already has some abbreviations there (they come by default) so just add yours after the last one (remembering to separate them using commas)

Then press the "Apply" button and you are all set

[Edited at 2016-04-19 20:45 GMT]


 

Andy Watkinson
Spain
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Catalan to English
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Many thanks. Apr 19, 2016

digramma wrote:

Segmentation style -> Wordfast/Trados
End of segment markers (ESM): choose "." (the full stop)
Untick "An ESM followed by a space followed by a lower-case letter ends a segment"

It should work.

[Edited at 2016-04-19 18:21 GMT]


I'd looked for ways to avoid this happening and now know how to. As the OP says, it can be a huge time waster.
Thanks.

[Edited at 2016-04-19 20:52 GMT]


 


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