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Two variants of a language: Can I change the TM?
Thread poster: Y. Peraza

Y. Peraza
Local time: 23:17
Danish to Spanish
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Aug 7, 2008

Hi all,

I have a problem here. I usually use the option "Spanish-International sort" as target language, but now my client says that he can not clean my files because he uses "Spanish-Spain" in his setup. I need to send them a few files again, but using the combination "Source language> Spanish-Spain".

How can I do this? If I change the source language in the Workbench, a message appears when I open the files: TRADOS won't operate because the languages combination is different.

Can anybody help me?
Thank you in advance.

Yaiza

PS- This is urgent.... Ay!

[Edited at 2008-08-07 18:53]


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 23:17
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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if it is just cleaning the files ... Aug 7, 2008

then change the laguage code in the bilingual files to suit the client. Or use (for instance) PlusToyz to i) create a two-column word file and ii) delete the source (bingo, it's clean now).

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Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 15:17
English to Dutch
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Export to txt, change language by search and replace, import into new TM again Aug 8, 2008

Hi

I have this issue with the various versions of English sometimes.

- Export the TM to a *.txt file.
- Open the *.txt file.
- You will see that every segment has a part that defines the language.
Search for "Spanish Int" in the segments (or whatever else it says) and replace with "Spanish ES" (just an example, I don't know the definition of your language variants).
- You will now have created a txt-TM with the right language that only needs importing into a new TM with the proper language variant.

Good luck!


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Y. Peraza
Local time: 23:17
Danish to Spanish
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Bilingual file Aug 8, 2008

Vito Smolej wrote:

then change the laguage code in the bilingual files to suit the client. Or use (for instance) PlusToyz to i) create a two-column word file and ii) delete the source (bingo, it's clean now).


Thank you very much. That's exactly what I need to do. How do I change the language code in the bilingual files? I can't figure out how to do it...

Thanks again.

[Edited at 2008-08-08 06:51]


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avsie  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:17
English to French
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Open the file with Notepad Aug 8, 2008

Hi,

Open your TTX file with Notepad and change the target language. Look for something like "SourceLanguage="XX-XX" TargetLanguage="XX-XX"" in the header of the file and change the target language for ES-ES (the code for Spanish (Spain)).

Save your file. And voilà, you have changed the target language

I hope this helps,

Marie-Claude


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Y. Peraza
Local time: 23:17
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No TTX file Aug 8, 2008

Thank you for your suggestions. However, I don't have any TTX files. I have PPT files (Power point). What shall I do? Shall I save them as TTX? Wouldn't I lose info by doing so?

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avsie  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:17
English to French
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Bilingual files Aug 8, 2008

How did you translate your Power Point presentation using Trados, with Tag Editor I presume? If so, you obviously created a ppt.ttx bilingual file when translating (and 'Saving bilingual as...'). Otherwise, I really wouldn't know what kind of bilingual file you have at the moment

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Y. Peraza
Local time: 23:17
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Formats... Aug 8, 2008

Of course, yes, I have the biligual files. I'm sorry, I thought you all were talking about the TM. I got confused with txt and ttx.

I'm going to try your solution.

Thank you very much!


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avsie  Identity Verified
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No prob Aug 8, 2008

It's easy to get confused Let me know if it works for you!

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