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Translate a C/C++ header file with Trados
Thread poster: Gabriel Lang

Gabriel Lang  Identity Verified
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English to French
Aug 19, 2008

Hello all,
I would like to know if there is a way to translate easily C/C++ header files in Trados.
Files that contains the following:

#variable "string to translate"

From Word it is possible with the Trados tw4winPrepareRC.Main macro to make all
the irrelevant strings untranslatable for RC files (Prepares a Windows resource file
for translation by marking all non-translatable parts.). Is there a way to do it for C
header files? That must exists as the file structure is quite simple.
Thank you in advance for your posts.


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tw4winPrepareRC.Main can be used for header files, too Aug 19, 2008

You can use the tw4winPrepareRC.Main macro for all kinds of source files with strings enclosed by quotation marks. It's not limited to .rc files.


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Gabriel Lang  Identity Verified
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tw4winPrepareRC.Main Aug 19, 2008

Hi Olaf,
thanks for your answer.
I have tried that and it did not give me an acceptable result.

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Local time: 08:25
TagEditor Aug 20, 2008

Hello Gabriel,

I would recommend using TagEditor for this type of translation. Please read the Translating Programming Files section from the File Formats Reference Guide for more information:

Go to Start Menu -> All Programs -> SDL International -> SDL Trados 2007 -> Documentation

I hope this helps.

Many Thanks,

Gareth Powell
SDL Support Team

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Is there a way in Trados 6.5 Freelance Nov 24, 2008


Do you know if there's a solution for translating C/C++ header files with Trados 6.5 Freelance (that's what I currently have)?
Thank you very much in advance.

Cheers, Laszlo

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Lutz Molderings  Identity Verified
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Passolo Nov 24, 2008

Wouldn't Passolo be best suited for this?
There's a free version available for freelancers.

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