· Correct number of spaces between two segments:
If this option is active, MetaTexis sets spaces between two segments according to the value specified in the Number of spaces textbox when a TU is closed. The standard value is "1". However, in some countries, 2 spaces between segments are common (e.g. in France).
· Do not delete spaces at end of a segment:
This options can be important when you translated texts (e.g. computer program texts) where the spaces at the end of segments have an influence on the final layout. In the most cases, however, this is not so. Therefore, by default, this option is not active.
· No segmentation after ordinal numbers:
In most cases, ordinal numbers are not at the end of a segment. This option is checked by default so that paragraphs are not segmented at ordinal numbers.
▪ Except when the number is in this range:
Ordinal numbers are usually lower than 1000. Plus, numbers between 1000 and 2200 represent years, in many cases. By default, if there is a full stop behind numbers in this range, the text is segmented.
· Ignore dots after words at start of paragraph:
Very often, letters are also used for numbering, e.g. "A.". By default, a paragraph is not segmented after such ordinal marks.
· Skip hidden text:
When this option is active, hidden text will be skipped by MetaTexis, that is, hidden text is treated as text not to be translated.
· Skip numbers at the beginning of a paragraph:
When this option is active, numbers at the beginning of paragraphs are skipped.
▪ Only ordinal numbers:
Usually, numbers should only be skipped if they have the function to order paragraphs.
· Do not segment paragraphs with numbers only:
Usually, numbers do not have to be translated. If this option is checked, MetaTexis skips paragraphs that contain numbers only.
▪ Except when containing dots or commas:
The decimal point can be different in two languages (e.g. English/German). In such a case, numbers also need to be "translated".
· Do not segment paragraphs without letters:
If a paragraph does not contain letters, there usually is no need to translate it.
· Treat superscript numbers as footnote references:
By default, a footnote references is treated as a follow-up mark. That is, by default, the paragraph behind it is segmented as a dot plus a footnote reference plus a space (e.g. behind ".4 "). Sometimes it also makes sense to treat superscripted numbers like footnote references.