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What is the point of the language setting in a project?
Thread poster: Nicholas Knutsen

Nicholas Knutsen
Mexico
Local time: 20:42
English to Norwegian
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Oct 24, 2019

This is a very basic question, but I just realized after using Trados Studio for some years, that I have no idea what the point of the project language settings are.

I always have to add my TM as AnyTM, even though the language pair of the TM matches the one of the project, otherwise I get an error message that I have not been able to figure out.

Anyway, I created a project but by mistake I chose EN>NO instead of SE>NO. I added the correct TM (SE>NO), but this worked fi
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This is a very basic question, but I just realized after using Trados Studio for some years, that I have no idea what the point of the project language settings are.

I always have to add my TM as AnyTM, even though the language pair of the TM matches the one of the project, otherwise I get an error message that I have not been able to figure out.

Anyway, I created a project but by mistake I chose EN>NO instead of SE>NO. I added the correct TM (SE>NO), but this worked fine, I guess because I added it as AnyTM. But what does it mean that there is a mismatch between the project language pair and the TM language pair? It seems to have no consequence.
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NeoAtlas
Spain
Local time: 03:42
English to Spanish
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Language-locale? Oct 25, 2019

As an example, there will be a mismatch language combination between en-US to nb-NO in your project and en-UK to nb-NO in your TM, just because the English locale are different. Same thing about Norwegian (I can count 6 flavours).
If languages match exactly, you won't need AnyTM.


 

LEXpert  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:42
Member (2008)
Croatian to English
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For extra revenue and auto-localization rules Oct 25, 2019

Two reasons:
1. SDL wants you to buy the Professional version if you exceed their absurdly (especially for anyone for works from a cluster of very closely related or nearly identical source languages) low limit of 5 installation languages. So they make things difficult in this regard just because they can.
2. Auto-localization rules (date and time formats, decimal separators, etc.) will differ by language and flavor. So if the respective defaults are automatically set up when a proje
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Two reasons:
1. SDL wants you to buy the Professional version if you exceed their absurdly (especially for anyone for works from a cluster of very closely related or nearly identical source languages) low limit of 5 installation languages. So they make things difficult in this regard just because they can.
2. Auto-localization rules (date and time formats, decimal separators, etc.) will differ by language and flavor. So if the respective defaults are automatically set up when a project language/variant is chosen, then it makes sense this selection would be important.

Otherwise, I really do get your point. It's not like the fuzzy matching algorithms vary by language. Or do they?
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