Total mismatch between the segmentation settings and the actual segmentation
Thread poster: Anthocharis88

Anthocharis88  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:31
English to French
May 9

Hello,

I really have a problem with Wordfast Pro 3: indeed, even if I check "CR" and "LF" in the End of Segmentation markers, these strings are NOT cut!

I have a HTML file (that I have put into HTML mmyself from a text file) like this:



Back
Microphone
Where are you going?
open
closed
Toggle side drawer
Search
Search here
Logging in…
Creating account…
An error occurred communicating with the server
Login failed
Unknown user
Invalid password
Unknown error occurred during login



At the end of each, there is a CR and LF (Carriage return AND line feed).

BUT, the segmentation is like this (in 2 strings):




Back Microphone Where are you going?

open closed Toggle side drawer Search Search here Logging in… Creating account… An error occurred communicating with the server Login failed Unknown user Invalid password Unknown error occurred during login


It's like for these ones, the CR and LF DO NOT EXIST while they are here!!!! In fact, it cuts well after the .:!? but not after the LF and/or CR alone. I don't get it at all.

Thanks in advance for your help.


Best Regards,
Laurent


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 09:31
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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One possible explanation May 10

Anthocharis88 wrote:
At the end of each, there is a CR and LF (Carriage return AND line feed).
BUT, the segmentation is like this (in 2 strings):


I think...

1. It breaks after the question mark because that is a usual end-of-segment mark.

2. It won't break after a natural CR or LF in HTML because in HTML a line break is represented by <br> or <p>. In HTML, a natural CR or LF is equal to a space, and so when WFP parses the HTML file as HTML, it considers those characters to be spaces, not actual CRs or LFs.

3. Besides, WFP3's HTML filter is not very good. It should recognise CRs and LFs within <pre> tags, but it doesn't -- it still treats those CRs and LFs as spaces.

[Edited at 2018-05-10 10:09 GMT]


 

Anthocharis88  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 09:31
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
You are right May 10

Samuel Murray wrote:

Anthocharis88 wrote:
At the end of each, there is a CR and LF (Carriage return AND line feed).
BUT, the segmentation is like this (in 2 strings):


I think...

1. It breaks after the question mark because that is a usual end-of-segment mark.

2. It won't break after a natural CR or LF in HTML because in HTML a line break is represented by
or . In HTML, a natural CR or LF is equal to a space, and so when WFP parses the HTML file as HTML, it considers those characters to be spaces, not actual CRs or LFs.

3. Besides, WFP3's HTML filter is not very good. It should recognise CRs and LFs within tags, but it doesn't -- it still treats those CRs and LFs as spaces.

[Edited at 2018-05-10 10:09 GMT]


Hello Samuel, thanks for your help.

In fact yes, you are right, it's a mistake from my side!! I checked on Google:CR and LF are just spaces in HTML.

But in fact I made a mistake: I put together 3 files in 1 to translate all in 1, but in these 3, only 2 are HTML. The other one (the one I showed here) is NOT HTML. So in fact translating as text is much better - and of course I have the good segmentation.

Have a good day!

[Edited at 2018-05-10 12:26 GMT]


 


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