Placeholders Wordfast Classic
Placeholders are used to encapsulate a few special characters, or tags. A WFC placeholder always has the following format: &tX; where X can take various values: &t=; &tA; &t1; &t#; , etc.
|&t1;||a placeholder for a Word graphic;|
|&t2;||a placeholder for a Word footnote/endnote;|
|&t9;||a tabulator mark;|
|&t#;||a manual line feed;|
|&tA; &tB; &tC; ... &t¥;||constitute 100 placeholders for tags;|
|&t=<some tag="here">;||records an "unknown" tag. Unknown tags are found only in a target segment, but not in the matching source segment. Colons in the tag are escaped with a backward slash \.|
Note to engineers
The ampersand, quotes, as well as < and > characters are not considered escaping character. The ampersand is not escaped. The WFC TM format is not a member of the SGML/HTML/XML family. The WFC TM format is simple text, tab-delimited.
Limitation: A WFC TM would create a slightly fuzzy match with text containing the &tX; placeholder, as in this very paragraph. That is a known and accepted minor limitation that has not happened yet in decades.
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