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Re: [xml-dev] Re: [dejavu-l] Another warning to those translating sdlxliff files

Nico van de Water writes:

> Op 2012-11-29 11:00, dprombaum schreef:
>> Yesterday I received a Studio package containing 13 files. DVX2 was
>> unable to import 2 of them. I sent the files to Atril support and
>> Lorenzo responded as follows:
>> "This is a common problem with XML files produced by applications
>> that do not support XML correctly. We have an article about this
>> here: Illegal XML character"
>> The suggested fix is to remove the character. The problem is that
>> these illegal characters are used in Studio FOR A PURPOSE, in this
>> case, to hide text that is not to be translated. If I remove the
>> characters,the files will no longer behave as intended in
>> Studio. Clearly, if you value your relationship with the customer,
>> you cannot do this.

It's hard for non-translation specialists to be sure they understand
the issues discussed in this message.  A concrete example would help a
lot: could you possible share the document in question with us?  Or,
if it's customer-confidential, a simplified/anonymised extract which
includes one of the problem regions?

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