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Segment status in unfinished packages

I am working quite rarely on SDL Studio packages, and I recently discovered a behavior that is pretty strange.

After confirming segments in a Studio package and reopening the project (or kind of project) later on, some segments have (randomly) a 'translated' status instead of a 'checked' status. This is annoying, but I assume this is not the normal behavior.

On the other hand side some segment are checked when opening the package, but empty (okay, it is easy to find them, and perhaps this is an error inside the package or of the PM).

When finalizing the project, the status remains 'checked'. And the "status behavior" of any memoQ file is normal.

There's definitely some work to do with these files. Igor wants to avoid corrupting the sdlxliff, which of course is the most important task.

However, it's quite difficult to find CafeTran settings that will let you cycle from empty segment to empty segment in Studio packages. I've tried a lot of options.

Since a week or so, I use the brute force method:

  • Clear all targets in CafeTran
  • Run Translate > Insert EM
This gives the best performance for me. However, at the end of the project I'll still have to the skipped over segments. They are skipped because of a reason that I cannot understand. They look empty to me, but probably there's a space in them or so. Nope, of course not: then I couldn't filter on Untranslated segments, which I usually do to get these last segments. The problem is, that I then cannot see their context.

So, it's good, but it's not perfect.

Few things are perfect in life.

Indeed, though I'd prefer to say that in another, more optimistic manner.

To avoid this hassle I would prefer to make the deviation via mqxliff (this format is IMHO much better supported). A possible hint in the manual (but it would put the things too complicated), but at least there should be a hint to check for empty segments before delivering a Studio package.

>mqxliff (this format is IMHO much better supported).

Indeed it is. Strange, isn't it. Always wondered about this.

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