Translating into French, I very often have to run a general search and replace for apostrophes just before delivery to comply with the instructions: curly or straight.
Lately, I was told that in one of my projects wrong apostrophes were found, and I naturally assumed that I had made a mistake (like making edits after the apostrophe check or something else).
So I was a bit shocked by what I discovered by chance in a project yesterday :
I am wondering how this can happen, and how I can be sure to deliver a file with only curly quotes when the search cannot detect all of them. This happened in Studio 2017 SR1 14.1.10015.44945 (the latest).
To help you analyze the issue, I have three screen captures demonstrating the unsuccessful search, as well the bilingual file in which the issue occurred. Unfortunately I cannot upload them here since that would make them public to everyone, but I will gladly provide these files. I uploaded one of the 3 screen captures but hid all the content.
Hi Philippe Noth
I can’t repro your problem in a machine with Trados Studio 2017.
Does filtering the apostrophe in Review ribbon > Display filter section make any difference?
Hi Jesus,Thanks for the first answer. I am off for a week but will come back with more information at the very end of the Month. I think it may be a case where I copied/paste text from some source and extra invisible characters were included in the text. This would somewhat explain why the search cannot find it. Even the strange fact that a copy/paste of the text to find is not found could be explained that way, if for example the copy/paste strips the garbage from the copied test. But more later...