Subtitle Edit: Problem with italics when converting to EBU STL format
Thread poster: Martin Knuhr

Martin Knuhr  Identity Verified
Austria
Local time: 09:39
English to German
Apr 20, 2020

Hey everyone,

I recently encountered a problem with Subtitle Edit and was wondering if maybe someone knows a solution, the situation is as follows:

I am using the newest version of Subtitle Edit (free version). Using Subtitle Edit, I translated a timed template of subtitles for a client. The client needed the file in the EBU STL format. So far so good. After translating, I exported the original file (.srt format) to EBU STL.

BUT: Sometimes you have two lin
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Hey everyone,

I recently encountered a problem with Subtitle Edit and was wondering if maybe someone knows a solution, the situation is as follows:

I am using the newest version of Subtitle Edit (free version). Using Subtitle Edit, I translated a timed template of subtitles for a client. The client needed the file in the EBU STL format. So far so good. After translating, I exported the original file (.srt format) to EBU STL.

BUT: Sometimes you have two lines of dialogue (multiple speakers for example) and both lines need to be italicized, like this:

-< i >Hello!< /i >
-< i >Hi, how are you?< /i >

The problem: After converting the .srt to EBU STL, some of the italics I've put in just disappear, like this:

-< i >Hello!
-Hi, how are you?< /i >

I am at my wits end on how to solve this. Converting to PAC for example works like a charm, with all of the italics in place - this error only occurs with EBU STL.
Since the client wants italics for every individual line that has to have Italization, I need it to look like Example 1, but whatever I do, after converting and reopening the EBU STL File, the lines in question always look like Example 2.
Has anyone encountered this problem before and knows a solution/workaround? Thanks in advance!
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valer83
Local time: 04:39
English to Spanish
That's OK. Oct 24, 2020

Hi!

Sorry for the late reply, but I just found this.

That's OK; the tags are only optimized. The result is the same as your initial example.


 


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