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.
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 drag-and-drop. Simply mouse over the tag, click it, and drop it where the tag belongs.
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.