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memoQ 9: Options (freelancers)

Here you can select options for your local memoQ installation.
These include your spellchecker settings, keyboard shortcuts and folder locations.

Display fonts

Under the Appearance settings, you can set your display fonts. We strongly suggest that you use Arial Unicode MS as your display font for East Asian languages, even if you don't work with these languages! The reason is that any Unicode character that memoQ identifies as East Asian will not be displayed correctly with the default font families.
If you see square "box characters" in your text, try switching the default Font family from Tahoma to Arial Unicode MS as well. If this makes the boxes "disappear", it is likely that they represent hidden line separators or spaces that should remain in the text, but would be very difficult to find if not represented as boxes. In this case, it's better to stick to the original font that showed the characters as boxes, to ensure they are not deleted by mistake.
In other cases, switching to a Unicode font may replace the boxes with "proper" characters that assist your understanding of the text. In these cases it makes sense to use that font. So be prepared to change the font when necessary.

TM and TB plugins

The default plugins for TMs and TBs that memoQ comes installed with should as standard practice be disabled. If a translator prefers to have the TB plugin enabled, that should be fine but in general Sandberg doesn't recommend keeping the TM plugin enabled, as it may lead to additional "noise" in the TM suggestion pane, which can be especially problematic for projects that need dedicated TMs to be used carefully. The settings should therefore look like this: