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Cherokee writing system: familiar but weird 

About using symbols A Native American chief named Sequoyah, also known to the world as George Guess, knew no English but often saw European settlers writing in it. His native language was Cherokee, which at that time (the early 19th century) did not yet have an alphabet. Realizing that sounds could be represented by signs and […]

How to quickly replace straight quotation marks with chevrons in Trados Studio 

All straight quotes in the text can be changed to chevrons with one command. From time to time, there is a problem: in the long text, you have to change all straight quotes (“”) to chevrons, aka guillemets («»). It’s difficult to do with the help of the Find and Replace feature: opening and closing straight quotation marks are the same […]