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Mar 15

Segmentation rules for text with references

Tweet If you happen to translate text with numbered references, you’ve probably encountered problem with incorrect segmentation when the reference number is placed just after end of sentence period, like this: This is an example sentence.² With a second sentence added. In most cases the above sentences will be imported to CAT tools as a single …

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Jun 04

memoQ 2014 – first impressions

Tweet New memoQ is coming and you’d better grab it as soon as it arrives! Kilgray assumed a steady schedule of new major memoQ versions – once a year, somewhere during the summer. This time it’s June, the version is 2014, and the list of changes and new features is really, really long. I have …

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May 25

Localizing iOS .strings files with memoQ

One of the biggest buzzwords/trends in localization is currently “mobile”. And as the buzzwords go, this one is justified – there’s a lot of content being localized for mobile devices. And one of the important part of this content is the UI of mobile applications. If a developer wants to sell internationally, he/she should provide localized version of the app. This gives us a job, but also a challenge.

Feb 26

Change Tracker: translation review report in just several clicks

Tweet Recently my work focus moves slowly from translation to review. And after you perform a review, you often have to document the changes, especially when there is a lot of them. Although the newer CAT tools offer track changes function (available, for example, in memoQ or Trados Studio), the creation of a report readable …

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Sep 27

Dealing with Sajan TMS exports

Tweet One of my end clients recently introduced Sajan TM management system. As a result, instead of Trados TMs and TTX files which were a standard previously, I began to receive jobs as an Excel files, containing source segments and pre-translation (from 80% matches up) in separate columns. Additionally there’s a column with TM match …

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May 22

SDLXLIF in memoQ, or There and Back Again

Trados Studio as an internal format uses it’s own flavor of XLIFF, namely SDLXLIFF. Since these files generally adhere to quite loosely defined XLIFF standard, it is easy to open them in other tools supporting XLIFF (particularly in memoQ), translate them and insert translated file back into Studio project. Unfortunately all data on matching and segment statuses are coded in Trados-specific way, so we’ll lose this information when switching tools. Fortunately, there’s a way to keep at least segment states.

May 12

Modification of memoQ term base settings

Tweet memoQ 5 introduced the great feature of pre-defined term base settings for case sensitivity and prefix matching per language. Before importing some content into new TB, we just have to select right defaults. But what to do with older TBs? Or what to do if we want to change settings for some entries, but …

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Sep 16

Trados Studio 2011 – first impressions

Tweet Trados Studio 2011 should be available by the end of next week. SDL promotes it through many ads, webinars, handing out beta version and even full day of virtual learning. And it’s no surprise, since it is full two years since last full release of “Trados” product line. I took part in some of …

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Jun 05

MemoQ automation – auto-translatables

Tweet MemoQ is a fast, easy to use and very powerful CAT tool. However, in the default configuration it does have two features I don’t like: the QA module often gives warnings concerning numbers (“invalid number format in source/target prevents strict matching”), and the software does not allow to copy numerical values from source segments …

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Jul 14

Translating WordFast TXML in memoQ

WordFast as a Word add-on (currently version Classic) was always quite popular – it was not expensive, simple and fully compatible with Trados. However, last year the company released a completely new version – WordFast Pro is written from the ground up in Java, which makes it possible to use it on different operating systems (Windows, Linux, MacOS). The software works in table layout typical for all new CAT tools and is… quite specific. It does have a lot of fans, unfortunately I don’t like it (especially the terrible way it handles insertion of tags). Luckily, we don’t have to translate .txml files using WordFast, it can be done with memoQ. Below you’ll find the procedure step-by-step.