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Import Trados to MetaTexis -- .tmx? .txt?
Thread poster: Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.

Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:36
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Apr 21, 2003


I have the MetaTexis version from ProZ, and I want to import my Trados 5.5 freelance TMs into it. One is quite large (50,000+ TUs). I can\'t get it to import. I have exported it from Trados both in .tmx and .txt format, but I seem to get one \"super-field\" only when I try to import it into MetaTexis, and it only seems to show one TU. The file size is also quite small to reflect all those TUs. Can somebody give me a hint as to what I\'m doing wrong? Maybe it\'s a Trados export issue...? I thought MetaTexis would import Trados TMs directly without exporting them from Trados first, but they don\'t show up on the list when that folder is chosen.

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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
Local time: 16:36
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Please send sample file to support address Apr 21, 2003

Hi Terry,

I\'m sorry that MetaTexis has problems importing TRADOS databases. Maybe, there is a bug.

Would you mind to send me a sample TRADOS database (both native and exported one)? I will then be able to reproduce any bugs.

This is the support addess:

Best regards

Hermann Bruns (developer of MetaTexis)

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Terry Thatcher Waltz, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:36
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Thanks, I sure will! Apr 21, 2003

Thanks for your reply. I\'m sure it\'s something I\'m doing wrong, or something simple. But I\'ll send you a sample

The weird thing is that I *did* manage to import a smaller TM successfully. I wonder if it\'s because the larger TM has been created over so many versions of Trados, or because it\'s ZH>EN and there might be coding problems....? Anyway, I\'ll send you a sample (which will probably work just fine, just like when you take your car to the shop and it stops making that weird noise!)

I like the tool very much and want to make a final recommendation to the company I\'m consulting for that they use it exclusively, but we have to lick this import/export thing first. I\'m sure we will with your help.

Thanks again!


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