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OmegaT: no fuzzy matches
Thread poster: gt30
gt30
English to German
Feb 19, 2007

Hi,

I used OmegaT for the first time and could not get any fuzzy matches, although there should have been many of them.
OmegaT memorizes all segments, but cannot find fuzzy matches? Can someone help me please, because I really like the GUI so far, it seems very polished.
Thanks


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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OmegaT: no fuzzy matches Feb 19, 2007

Could you give some examples of segment pairs which you think should be fuzzy matches of each other?

Marc


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
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No fuzzy matches Feb 19, 2007

Hi gt30,

I assume you have loaded reference TMs in the /tm folder of your project. Have you tried to search for a string which you know should be there? (Hit Ctrl+F, then make sure "search TMs" is checked.)

Do you get a result? If not, then the problem may be that OmegaT has not loaded your reference TMs. A possible reason may be that they are not valid TMX files and contain invalid characters, which leads to OmegaT aborting the import of those TMs.

There are known issues with TMX files from Trados and Wordfast, and possibly other CAT tools.

If you are on Windows (I assume you are), then run OmegaT from the bat file and watch the output in the console window. If there is an issue with your TMs, an error message will be displayed. Another way to find out what is wrong is to check the log file. On Windows, you can find it under C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\OmegaT. If you are using another OS, you should check the usual locations where user data is stored.

HTH.

Sonja

P.S.
It may be a good idea to join OmegaT's usergroup at Yahoo:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/OmegaT/


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Vito Smolej
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few hints Feb 19, 2007

1. make sure, you use the latest version (which is 1.6.2). This way you avoid problems of context.

2. it takes time to have all of the segments loaded (status bar shows the progress), If you start right away with your text, it's quite possible the matches have not been processed yet.

3. start with a simple case - it may be simple and elegant (whatever) tool, but it has its own learning curve too.

4. join the user group as suggested, and check the archives for similar problems (dont need to join to browse):

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/OmegaT/messages


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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On Linux, Feb 20, 2007

Sonja Tomaskovic wrote:
Another way to find out what is wrong is to check the log file. On Windows, you can find it under C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Application Data\OmegaT. If you are using another OS, you should check the usual locations where user data is stored.


the log must be in /home//.omegat

Offtopic: wow, we're getting into mainstream, we've got users, knowing OmegaT, who are outside of our group


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absciarretta  Identity Verified
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Where is the TM? Apr 2, 2007

I find the TM folder that is created but it is empty... why?
I wanted to edit the TM because I did a file with timestamps and wanted to edit the actual timestamps out so the matches can be used in other files but I can't find anything in the folder to edit.


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