How to apply formatting markers in WebTA

Some sentences have formatting markers used to apply different styles or links to the text.

In WebTA, a text included in a formatting marker appears highlighted, and each marker has its own color to help you distinguish them.

It is very important to apply the formatting markers to the translation in the same way they appear in the original text. This ensures that the translated page looks and functions exactly as the original one.

How to apply formatting markers

In the image below, you can see a segment containing formatting markers.

You can see in the Source column on the left that the text is highlighted, and there are markers inside other markers (nested formatting markers).

To apply the required formatting markers to the translation, follow these steps:

  1. Select the text to mark in the translation field
  2. Click the T () button above the translation field to see the available formatting markers for this segment
  3. Click on a marker to apply it to the selected text 

Things to watch out for

  • You can check how the original page looks clicking the “Show original document” link at the top-left of the translation editor
  • Make sure the formatting markers span complete words
  • If a sentence includes several markers, verify that markers and text match. You can use the mouse to hover over the original text and notice the names of the markers
  • Confirm that the translated page looks fine on the website clicking the Preview button at the bottom of the page. You can press the Translate button to return to the translation editor and fix any errors