Lilt supports the import, export, and placement editing of tagged text. This includes both within the CAT Editor itself, and in exported documents. This article describes:
Lilt supports both structural tags (e.g. spacing, line breaks), and formatting tags (e.g. bold, italic, underline). Other arbitrary tags may not be shown, though they will be preserved.
Tags are not shown for unconfirmed segments, and can be ignored when translating text. The exception are formatting tags, which will be rendered in source segments.
Types of Tags
Tags may be shown in different colors to indicate different states:
- Gray: normal tag
- Green: currently selected tag (use the keyboard shortcuts to move the currently selected tag)
- White with green outline: the matching paired tag for the currently selected tag (use the keyboard shortcut to jump to the matching tag)
- Red: invalid position (nesting does not match source)
- Yellow: stray tag (this tag is part of a pair but its matching tag has been split into another segment)
Tags are first shown in the editor after you confirm a segment (note: this can be turned off by deselecting 'Show tags for confirmed' in the top menu and selecting Tools).
Once a segment has been translated and confirmed, Lilt will automatically place the source tags into the translated text. For more information on our Research Team's work on tag projection, click here.
You can manipulate tag placement through keyboard shortcuts to move tags, allowing you to place tags without taking your hands off the keyboard. To learn more about tag related hotkeys click here.
If you prefer to use your mouse, tag placement can be accomplished through drag-and-drop. Simply mouse over the tag, click it, and drop it where the tag belongs.
You can click a tag for more information about its properties.
A few notes about tag manipulation:
- If you cannot see tags in the source segment, in the menu go to Settings and then select Tags: source: Always show source tags.
- Manipulating tags does not unconfirm a segment.
- Tags are automatically saved after being placed. No additional saving is required.
- Clicking into the text of a confirmed segment will return you to the text editor, removing tags from view (this also does not unconfirm a segment). To view the tags again, click the </> button in the segment toolbar. You cannot modify both text and tags simultaneously.
Tags in Review Mode
Reviewers can manipulate tags and text the same way that Translators can modify confirmed segments. However, once a segment has been accepted, tags cannot be further manipulated unless the segment is unaccepted.
Tags are auto-propagated with 100% TM matches. This means that if you change tag positions in a segment and another segment has the same source tags, the target tags will be propagated to match. Note that you must have forward and/or backward auto-propagation turned on in "Settings." 100% or 101% TM matches with the same source text but different source tags will be degraded to 99% matches, while a 100% or 101% TM match with matching source tags is leveraged, the target tags will be leveraged as well.