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On Fri, 13 Sep 2013, Milos Sramek wrote:


I would like to translate the book Getting Started with LO 4.0 to Slovak. Translating directly the odt file is perhaps not a good idea, so I would like to use a tool with translation memory - I tried OmegaT. There is, however, a problem with tags:

I do not know this program though I took a quick look at the manual; I wondered what happens if you copy and paste your text into it or if you save your file as a text file and load it up into the program? maybe you already tried all of this.


For example, the sentence

*Quickstarter is installed in the Windows system tray and is automatically loaded during system startup.*

is displayed in the document without any formatting, using just the the Default character style

In OmegaT, however, it is displayed like this:

*<f10>Quickstarter is installed in </f10><f11>the Windows system tray </f11><f12>and is automatically loaded </f12><f13>during system startup.**
/(<fxx> are tag replacements and should not be touched/.)
This suggests that there are some tags inside this sentence, in spite the fact that I do not see any. Really, in the content.xml file inside the document we can see them:

*<text:span text:style-name="T65">Quickstarter is installed in </text:span><text:span text:style-name="T21">the Windows system tray </text:span><text:span text:style-name="T65">and is automatically loaded </text:span><text:span text:style-name="T21">during system startup. </text:span>*/
These tags in fact do not mean anything meaningfull:

*<style:style style:name="T21" style:family="text"><style:text-properties fo:language="en" fo:country="GB"/></style:style>*

Since there are several such tags for nearly each sentence, translating using OmegaT is not possible. I've checked if removing them manually from the content.xml filed changes anything - no, the document remains the same. So, there is a way how to use OmegaT: one has to clean up the xml code by removing all these useless tags. Does anybody have an idea, how to do that? Do you happen to know such tool?


Felmon Davis

God is not dead. He is alive and working on a much less ambitious project.

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