This is the second video from the OmegaT webinar. You can find the first one here.
This video explains the basics of using this option. When you use OmegaT, you face the following dilemma:
- You can make OmegaT display all leading and trailing tags, including the ones that you need and the ones that you do not need, i.e. superfluous tags.
- Or you can make OmegaT hide all these tags, but you will not be able to move these tags around if you need to do so.
Because the second option is obviously unsustainable (you cannot work without the tags that you need to move around in the translation!), I advocate using the first option. To fight the caveat—superfluous tags—you can use segmentation rules to extract those tags out of segments. And when you need to get a specific leading or trailing tag back into a segment, you simply add a segmentation counter-rule that takes priority over your “tag extraction” rules.
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