Can't use glossary in Wordfast (SOLVED)
Thread poster: FilipeGonç

FilipeGonç
Portugal
Local time: 20:51
Spanish to Portuguese
+ ...
Nov 9, 2017

Hello mates. I need some help with Wordfast Classic.

I created a glossary in Excel, with 2 columns, and then I converted it to .txt

Here are some examples of my entries:
a sua máxima de vida* el lema de su vida
a terminar* a punto de acabar
acima de tudo* sobre todo
acompanhada acompañada

So, this glossary is for PT-ES translations. The problem is that when I activate this glossary in Microsoft Word, through Wordfast, it doesn't work properly. It recognizes some terms, but the majority of them are ignored and I don't understand why.

Can someone help me please? Thank you


 

Armorel Young  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:51
German to English
Just checking ... Nov 9, 2017

You did use the tab key between the source text term and the target text term, didn't you?

 

FilipeGonç
Portugal
Local time: 20:51
Spanish to Portuguese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Yes Nov 9, 2017

Yes, I did. I really don't understand.

I've tried using "*" at the end of the entries or "|" between words and nothing happens.


 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
ascii vs utf vs unicode Nov 9, 2017

Not sure about Spanish, but I had much fuss regarding Russian/Ukrainian garbled glossaries in wrong formats.

Could you check the encoding?


 

FilipeGonç
Portugal
Local time: 20:51
Spanish to Portuguese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Encoding... Nov 9, 2017

The format is in txt unicode. Is it normal to have this kind of trouble?

 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
I can't tell about Spanish Nov 10, 2017

In my language pair (with Cyrillic) I often had problems with corrupted formats, wrong codepages and encoding (mostly re-converting Win-XXXX, UTF-8/16, Uni via NotePad++ or SynWrite).

However, could you share with other users how you have coped with the problem?
We are neither the first, nor the last)


 

FilipeGonç
Portugal
Local time: 20:51
Spanish to Portuguese
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Reinstalled the program Nov 10, 2017

DZiW wrote:

In my language pair (with Cyrillic) I often had problems with corrupted formats, wrong codepages and encoding (mostly re-converting Win-XXXX, UTF-8/16, Uni via NotePad++ or SynWrite).

However, could you share with other users how you have coped with the problem?
We are neither the first, nor the last)


I simply reinstalled the program... I don't know if it had something to do with the version or not, but now it is working just fine.


 


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