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 …
In my previous post I’ve described what is XML, what is it for and what are the particular components. This time I’m going to show you how to properly import almost any XML file into memoQ for translation. I’m going to reference the files described in previous part, so you might want to look there for comparison and file structure description.
Tweet The XML has a bad reputation amongst translators – quite often it’s being perceived as something complicated and terribly difficult to translate. However, armed with the basic knowledge of the XML file structure and modern translation environment tools it’s actually usually very easy to correctly translate XML. This is the first installment of a …
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.
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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
MultiTerm is one of the most powerful data terminology management tools on the market. Unfortunately, it is very far from being user friendly. MultiTerm is very flexible, but the logic behind the UI is… twisted (do you know H.P. Lovecraft works?). Anyway, while it is quite simple to export bilingual termbase via Tab-delimited export definition to CSV file, exporting a multilingual TB is another mater entirely. I’m going to detail a process of exporting MultiTerm termbase/glossary with metadata.
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.