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[[TMX]] (Translation Memory eXchange) is an open XML standard for the exchange of translation memory data created by computer-aided translation and localization tools. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translation_Memory_eXchange Wikipedia])
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[[TMX]] (Translation Memory eXchange) is an open XML standard for the exchange of translation memory (TM) data created by computer-aided translation and localization tools. ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translation_Memory_eXchange Wikipedia])
  
Version: Wordfast Pro 5 5.7.0.RC2. Operating System: macOS
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== Receiving a TM from a client using SDL Trados ==
  
'''Receiving a Translaiton Memory from a Trados Client:'''
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To use a SDL Trados TM in Wordfast, you first need to [https://www.wordfast.net/wiki/Translating_SDL_Trados_packages#How_to_convert_TMs_and_termbases.3F convert it into a TMX file]. The easiest way to convert it is to ask your client to send you the TM as a TMX file.
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To use a Trados TM in Wordfast, you need to convert it first into TMX (''Translation Memories'' > ''Export'').
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Once you have the TMX file, make sure you create a Project in [[Wordfast Pro]] with the same language codes as those of the TMX TM. To open the TM:
  
Now, make sure you create a Project in [[Wordfast Pro]] with the same language codes as those of the TMX TM. To open the TM:
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# In your project, click on the '''''Project TM''''' tab.
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# Select '''''Import TM'''''.
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# Choose TMX as your file type.
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# Click '''''Browse''''' to locate your TMX file.
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# Check "Create New TM".
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# Make sure that your Source and Target locales selected are the same as the TMX and Click '''''OK'''''.
  
* In your project, click ''Project TM''.
 
* Select ''Import TM''.
 
* Choose TMX as your file type.
 
* Click ''Browse'' to locate your TMX file.
 
* Check "Create New TM".
 
* Make sure that your Source and Target locales selected are the same as the TMX and Click ''OK''.
 
  
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'''Note:''' This will import the translation memory into the newly created WFP SOLR TM format. So, if you need to send back the TM to your client, you need to export the TM back into TMX later.
  
'''Note:''' This will generate a translation memory in the TXT format. So, if you need to send back the TM to your client, you need to export the TM back into TMX.
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[[File:import.png|500px]]
  
  
Not able to open a TMX Translation Memory? Find out a solution [[Not able to...|here]].
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== Sending a TM to a client using SDL Trados ==
  
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To export a TM from [[Wordfast Pro]] into the TMX format:
  
'''Sending a Translation Memory to a Trados client:'''
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# Make sure that all your translated segments in the TXLF file are committed to the TM by clicking '''''Commit All'''''; now all the segments should appear violet in color.
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# Close the TXLF file, click on the '''''Project TM''''' tab, choose the TM you’d like to export, and click on the '''''Export TM''''' icon.
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# From the dropdown menu *Export Type*, select *Translation Memory eXchange Format*.
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# Browse to select the preferred location and name.
  
To export a Translation Memory from [[Wordfast Pro]] into the TMX format:
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Your client can now import this TMX TM into a Trados TM as long as both TMs have the the same language variants. Therefore, make sure which language variants are used in the SDL Trados TM. If they are different from the one in your WFP TM, create a new WF TM with the correct language locales and clean up your TXLF file(s) against it (before exporting it into the TMX format).<ref>Watch also this video: [http://youtu.be/J8A45N40a0k Using Olifant to Convert a TMX to Wordfast TM]</ref>
  
* Make sure that all your translated segments are committed to the TM by clicking ''Commit All''; now all the segments should appear in Violet (colour).
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[[File:export.png|500px]]
* Close the file and click ''Project TM''.
 
* Choose the TM you'd like to export and click ''Export TM''.
 
* From the dropdown menu *Export Type*, select *Translation Memory eXchange Format*
 
* Browse to select the preferred location and name.
 
 
 
Now, your client can import this TMX TM into a Trados TM as long as both TMs have the the same language variants. Therefore, make sure which language variants are used in the Trados TM. If they are different from the one in your WFP TM, create a new WF TM with the correct language locales and clean up your TXML file(s) against it (before exporting it into the TMX format).<ref>Watch also this video: [http://youtu.be/J8A45N40a0k Using Olifant to Convert a TMX to Wordfast TM]</ref>
 
  
  
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[[Category:Wordfast Pro]]
--[[User:Yasmin|Yasmin Moslem]] 29 December 2011
 
 
 
Updated by [[User:Byron|Byron]] 10 January 2019
 

Latest revision as of 21:16, 15 April 2021

TMX (Translation Memory eXchange) is an open XML standard for the exchange of translation memory (TM) data created by computer-aided translation and localization tools. (Wikipedia)

Receiving a TM from a client using SDL Trados

To use a SDL Trados TM in Wordfast, you first need to convert it into a TMX file. The easiest way to convert it is to ask your client to send you the TM as a TMX file.

Once you have the TMX file, make sure you create a Project in Wordfast Pro with the same language codes as those of the TMX TM. To open the TM:

  1. In your project, click on the Project TM tab.
  2. Select Import TM.
  3. Choose TMX as your file type.
  4. Click Browse to locate your TMX file.
  5. Check "Create New TM".
  6. Make sure that your Source and Target locales selected are the same as the TMX and Click OK.


Note: This will import the translation memory into the newly created WFP SOLR TM format. So, if you need to send back the TM to your client, you need to export the TM back into TMX later.

Import.png


Sending a TM to a client using SDL Trados

To export a TM from Wordfast Pro into the TMX format:

  1. Make sure that all your translated segments in the TXLF file are committed to the TM by clicking Commit All; now all the segments should appear violet in color.
  2. Close the TXLF file, click on the Project TM tab, choose the TM you’d like to export, and click on the Export TM icon.
  3. From the dropdown menu *Export Type*, select *Translation Memory eXchange Format*.
  4. Browse to select the preferred location and name.

Your client can now import this TMX TM into a Trados TM as long as both TMs have the the same language variants. Therefore, make sure which language variants are used in the SDL Trados TM. If they are different from the one in your WFP TM, create a new WF TM with the correct language locales and clean up your TXLF file(s) against it (before exporting it into the TMX format).[1]

Export.png


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