Arabic - punctuation errors after creating the translated document
Thread poster: Peter Kovacik

Peter Kovacik  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 14:20
Arabic to English
Jan 17

I am using OmegaT 4.1.5_3 to translate Arabic with Microsoft Word, but I am having some problems with the punctuation at the end of sentences in the translated document.

For example, if my translation inside of OmegaT was: 'This is a test.' then the resulting translated document will have right alingment and RTL text direction displaying '.This is a test'. The problem is that even after changing the document to LTR text direction and left alignment, the translated document will s
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I am using OmegaT 4.1.5_3 to translate Arabic with Microsoft Word, but I am having some problems with the punctuation at the end of sentences in the translated document.

For example, if my translation inside of OmegaT was: 'This is a test.' then the resulting translated document will have right alingment and RTL text direction displaying '.This is a test'. The problem is that even after changing the document to LTR text direction and left alignment, the translated document will still appear as '.This is a test' with the period at the beginning of the sentence.

Does anyone know how to correct this issue?
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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 21:20
English to French
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Use the Yahoo support group Jan 17

Peter Kovacik wrote:
I am using OmegaT 4.1.5_3 to translate Arabic with Microsoft Word, but I am having some problems with the punctuation at the end of sentences in the translated document.

For example, if my translation inside of OmegaT was: 'This is a test.' then the resulting translated document will have right alingment and RTL text direction displaying '.This is a test'.

Although I do not understand Arabic, I can reproduce it with a test document.

I checked, and the target XML document (inside the .docx container) has correctly 'This is a text.', so the issue must be a parameter somewhere in Word.

The problem is that even after changing the document to LTR text direction and left alignment, the translated document will still appear as '.This is a test' with the period at the beginning of the sentence.

Does anyone know how to correct this issue?

I don't, but you have a much better chance finding someone knowledgeable about this in the Yahoo support group:
https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OmegaT/info

I know we have Arabic to LTR language users.

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