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How to translate .AI - Illustrator files using Trados
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xxxBrandis
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Nov 26, 2007

I have a small booklet of about 50 pages with a few pictures. The customer demands that it be translated using trados, if there was a working method, i would know it. Can anyone help me. Brandis

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Jerzy Czopik  Identity Verified
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Workaround, if you have AI Nov 26, 2007

then use T-Window for Clipboard.
It is quite intensive workload, I admit, but nevertheless you can translate any editable text with it.

Jerzy


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Try svg Nov 26, 2007

You might try exporting to svg (which is supported directly by TagEditor). Naturally, first translate a small sample, import it to Illustrator and see how does it look.

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Sysfilter Nov 26, 2007

I've been using "Sysfilter for Illustrator" for several years
It's expensive but it's a great help for some jobs.

Florence


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Angeliki Papadopoulou  Identity Verified
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When you find a solution to this Nov 27, 2007

Dear Brandis, when you find a solution to this, could you please share?

Many thanks!

Lina


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SVG or sysfilter is the question now... Nov 27, 2007

Hi thank you for the valuable tips. I have downloaded SVG and shall try. Since it is a freeware, it automatically gets priority, but I am also trying the sysflter. I have just now requested for a trial. I shall keep you posted on this further. Best regards, Brandis

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svg ???? Nov 27, 2007

Brandis wrote:

Hi thank you for the valuable tips. I have downloaded SVG and shall try. Since it is a freeware, it automatically gets priority, but I am also trying the sysflter. I have just now requested for a trial. I shall keep you posted on this further. Best regards, Brandis


Hi Brandis,

in my opinion, SVG is a file format. Is there a program with the same name ? Can you please pot the link.

Thanks

Hans


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sourceforge Nov 27, 2007

DSC wrote:

Brandis wrote:

Hi thank you for the valuable tips. I have downloaded SVG and shall try. Since it is a freeware, it automatically gets priority, but I am also trying the sysflter. I have just now requested for a trial. I shall keep you posted on this further. Best regards, Brandis


Hi Brandis,

in my opinion, SVG is a file format. Is there a program with the same name ? Can you please pot the link.

Thanks

Hans
It is at sourceforge.net freeware. Best regards, Brandis


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SVG = scalable vector graphics Nov 27, 2007

Actually, I meant the format (what you are referring to is probably an SVG editor).

Just save your AI graphic as .svg file, import it in Tag Editor, translate, export from TE and open back in Illustrator.

As I said before, the results might not be optimal, it may be different for different graphics.


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SVG is certainly not going Nov 27, 2007

Jabberwock wrote:

Actually, I meant the format (what you are referring to is probably an SVG editor).

Just save your AI graphic as .svg file, import it in Tag Editor, translate, export from TE and open back in Illustrator.

As I said before, the results might not be optimal, it may be different for different graphics.
After the installation it starts for a moment and gets out. Sysfilter I could ascertain from my old database, it is still the best sofar. Thank you all for the attention . Best regards, Brandis


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Jabberwock  Identity Verified
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Use AI Nov 27, 2007

Brandis wrote:

After the installation it starts for a moment and gets out.


After installation of what? You should be able to save to SVG from within AI. Therefore you need two pieces of software for this: Adobe Illustrator and Trados.


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xxxBrandis
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Thank you Jabberwock.. Nov 27, 2007

Jabberwock wrote:

Brandis wrote:

After the installation it starts for a moment and gets out.


After installation of what? You should be able to save to SVG from within AI. Therefore you need two pieces of software for this: Adobe Illustrator and Trados.
Now I cannot afford to lose any more time on this and hence implementing the ECM Plug-in. Once the project is over I shall certainly try SVG again. Thank you all the same Best regards, Brandis


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xxxBrandis
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solved... Nov 29, 2007

the ECM-Plug-in solution was it. I have just now completed the book upgrading from illustrator 10 to 11 cs2 format. But I do not get enough of these projects to buy the ECM variant. It is very expensive. Brandis

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