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Translation Tab (Site Properties Dialog Box)

Getting there
  1. Start the FTP Client.

    This opens the Connect to FTP Site dialog box. (If the FTP Client is already running and this dialog box is not open, go to Connection > Connect.)

  2. From the Connect to FTP Site dialog box, select a site.

  3. Click the Properties button.


  • If you are already connected to a site, from the Connection menu, choose Site Properties.

  • Some changes you make using the Site Properties dialog box when connected will not take effect until the next time you connect to the site.

Use this tab to control conversion of formatting characters in ASCII data transferred to the client or to the server.


Translation tab settings are not available for SFTP connections.

To server

Change tabs to spaces Spaces replace tab characters in uploaded files.
Spaces per tab Define the size of the tab stops used if you change spaces to tabs or tabs to spaces.
Read CTRL-Z as end of file When selected, file transfer uses a Ctrl-Z ( ^Z) character as the end-of-file marker, and strips it from the file being sent. Otherwise, the character count in the file directory is used to determine the file length. The FTP Client never sends Ctrl-Z if it is the last character in an ASCII file.

From server

Change spaces to tabs Select to have tab characters replace consecutive spaces in downloaded files. Use Spaces per tab (under To server) to specify how many spaces equal one tab.
Write Ctrl-Z at end of file On the local computer, ASCII text files normally end with a Ctrl-Z ( ^Z) character. If you want a ^Z character added to the file when it is received from the server, keep this option selected. Some Windows applications require this marker.
Delete trailing spaces Select to save local disk space. Some host text files use fixed-length records to delimit lines; they pad the end of each record with blanks. Most PC text processing programs use a carriage return and linefeed sequence to delimit lines and paragraphs, and thus do not need blanks preceding a delimiter.
A six digit date on the server represents Select how six digit dates on the server are interpreted. MM represents the month, DD the day, and YY the year.

Additional options

Character Sets button Open the Character Sets dialog box to configure translation between the server character set and either the Windows or DOS character set.

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