Joern Wennerstroem wrote:
It surprises me this very important legacy issue is so badly supported from Trados. I'd suppose a built-in option for choosing the proper export-format were to be found in Trados Studio 2009. Not so: I tried a number of times via TS 2009, allowing for the fact you haven't really understood this behemoth of a CAT-tool.
Which issue are you referring to? Exporting works fine, the only supported export format is TMX, so you don't have to choose anything.
It dawns upon you SDL have NOT implemented this very useful feature!
Would be helpful if you could tell us which feature you mean.
We're between versions SDL!!
I bought TS 2009 hoping I'd be on the forefront of things and the firm behind had taken proper care of legacy issues. It is still so a sizable number of bureaus rely on the .ttx format and want their files back just so.
As Jerzy already pointed out, Studio includes support for the TTX format in order to keep compatibility. It however uses the new format SDLXLIFF by default and this is by design and intention because SDL wants to move to industry-standard formats, which TTX is not.
Studio 2009 is not just a new release of the product, it is a new generation of products and the move might imply that users, including bureaus, adapt their workflows. We are aware that this might take some time and this is why the compatibility option has beein included, but in the long-term we should get away from TTX and bilingual Word format.