Hidden Characters In Different CAT Tools

In this post, we will show how to enable hidden characters in the mainstream CAT tools

A month ago we talked about hidden characters in Word. Since it is useful to see them when working on texts, it makes sense to know how to toggle them in the mainstream CAT tools. 

Trados Studio

When in Editor mode, select Home tab on the ribbon and press this button:


There is no special shortcut for enabling/disabling hidden characters, but you can set it yourself in the Trados Studio settings. 


In memoQ, showing hidden characters is somewhat trickier:

Select memoQ (on the ribbon) > Options > OptionsOptions dialog box appears. On the left pane, select Appearance. Then, select Show non-printing characters on the right:


Xliff Editor

In Xliff Editor, there is a toggle similar to the one in Word and Trados Studio:



The same in TagEditor (from Trados 2007 bundle):


Transit NXT

In Transit NXT, select View tab on the ribbon, then set the checkbox Special characters:


Wordfast Pro

The toggle enabling hidden characters in Wordfast is similar to the one in TagEditor, Word and Xliff Editor:



The same button is used in the Memsource Editor:




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