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How can I apply local styling to my translated text?

Created on 19th October 2015 at 17:01 by Jamie O'Connell

Local styling is not stored in the one2editâ„¢ translation memory (TM). For this reason, it is necessary to manually apply any local styles after a pre-translation action.

If local styling does need to be applied to a segment, that segment will remain in the 'needs translation' state until a user marks it as 'Done'.

If you are using an external translation system in conjunction with one2editâ„¢, this lesson does not apply.

Local styling exists in the source text

The screenshot above shows a case where a segment was pre-translated (due to the 100% match in the TM), but the text is still marked as 'needs translation' (due to local styling that needs to be applied).

  1. In the source text, the words "orange fizz" are within square brackets. Such square brackets indicate locally-styled text. This same styling should also be applied to the relevant words in the target text.
  2. The plain-text translation is a 100% match, so no changes need to be made to the characters.
  3. The segment is marked as "new" because a human interaction is required (i.e. the application of the local styling to the relevant text).

The reason why human interaction is recommended at this point is because the system cannot know to which characters the styling must be applied. For example, if the styling was applied to the word 'It's' (i.e. the first word of the segment), then the same styling must be applied to the words 'Es ist' in the target segment (i.e. the first two words of the segment). This demonstrates how local styling is not uniformly applied between languages.

Use the 'Pipette' tool to style target text

The 'Pipette' tool is used to apply styling from the source text to the target text.

  1. Highlight the relevant words in the 'Text Editor'. (In this example "orange fizz" needs to be highlighted.)
  2. Choose the 'Pipette' tool.
  3. Click on the words in square brackets in the 'Source Text' field to "grab" their local styling (in this case again the words "orange fizz").
  4. Click the 'Apply' button in the 'Text Editor' field.
  5. The words in the document have now been rendered with the same local styling.

Using the 'Pipette' tool means that:

  1. You do not require access to any paragraph or character styles.
  2. You do not need to know the details of what styling has been applied to the text.
  3. Design experience is not required.

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