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Converting .xls glossary into termbase
Thread poster: Michael Moskowitz

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Russian to English
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Mar 18, 2005

I have a two-column English-Russian glossary that I am trying to convert. It all seems to go well, except at the end it does not work in Trados FL. I got to the point, that In Rus>Eng direction, the terms are showing up while Multiterm, on the right side of the screen, with a bunch of question marks on the left. If I change direction to Eng>Rus, it all goes blank. Is there something wrong with the column names in the original .xls file? They simply state: English and Russian. The.xml file appears to contain all entries. Anyone succesfully converted files? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Michael Moskowitz


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Font problem?? Mar 18, 2005

Michael Moskowitz wrote:

I have a two-column English-Russian glossary that I am trying to convert. It all seems to go well, except at the end it does not work in Trados FL. I got to the point, that In Rus>Eng direction, the terms are showing up while Multiterm, on the right side of the screen, with a bunch of question marks on the left. If I change direction to Eng>Rus, it all goes blank. Is there something wrong with the column names in the original .xls file? They simply state: English and Russian. The.xml file appears to contain all entries. Anyone succesfully converted files? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Michael Moskowitz


Hi, Michael,

Although I have not have to deal with Russian, I have been able to user MultiTerm iX non-latin texts (like Greek) without many problems.

MultiTerm iX is not 100% Unicode compatible but Russian should be fully supported.

My suggestions would be (just wild guesses):

A) Open the XML file as a Unicode file in MS Word and check if the Russian characters display OK there.

B) Check the fonts that you are using in Excel for the Russian text. If the font used in Excel is not a Unicode font (like Arial or Times New Roman), that could be causing the problem.

C) Which versions of MS Office and Windows do you have?

D) Could it perhaps be that the termbase definition in MultiTerm iX is wrong? Could it be that your Russian index is not actually Russian but actially another language, even if the field name is Russian?

Just shots in the dark but I hope they are somehow useful!

Daniel


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Save as Unicode text Mar 18, 2005

Save your xls as Unicode text or tab delimited (try both, I'm not sure about Russian) and import this.

Best,
Esther


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