UDs include two types of terms:
- Multilingual terms
- Do Not Translate (DNT) terms that should not be translated
After you specify the properties for a UD, you can add source and target language terms to it.
1. Click your cursor in an open box in the Source column. Enter the term to be translated.
2. Move the cursor to the Target language box on the same row and enter the target language term.
3. Click in the Category box to display the Category dropdown and select the grammatical category of the word (noun, verb, etc.). You can allow SDM to select a category automatically by selecting Auto.
One special category is “sequence”. Unlike the other categories, the Sequence category is not linguistics-related and simply specifies that the source expression is a non-categorized “sequence” of words. Use of this category can break the sentence structure, so we recommend using it with caution in User Dictionaries.
When using the Sequence category, the source and target terms are considered “as is”. IntuitiveCoding does not apply, and parentheses in the entry are considered as part of the entry and not as a clues identifier.
4.Enter data in any other editable columns.
5.If you do not want a source language term to be translated, click on the entry and select the Change Entry Type|Do Not Translate command from either the Dictionary menu or the right-click context menu. The cell entry changes to DNT.
6.To add more terms, repeat the preivous steps.
7.When you finish adding terms, click Save.
To sort entries in a column, click the header column. For example, if your UD has a column called English (Source), you can sort the entries in that column by clicking the English (Source) header column.