After translating an XML doc in WF: Conversion of Wfm to TMX fails
Thread poster: Ursula Peter-Czichi

Ursula Peter-Czichi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:57
German to English
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Jan 31, 2008

I am in a real lurch after translating an XML document in Wordfast v.5.51r.
The translation went fine.

I opened the xml document (without first converting the document) as a tagged text/Unicode document,
then I saved it as a RTF document.

The translation using Wordfast worked without a hitch.
Wordfast handled the tagging just fine.
Everything worked well, or so it seemed....

Together with the translation (it looks just like the original), I also sent a TMX file.

It turns out that the conversion of the Wordfast TM to TMX had stopped at 73 %.
I have tried saving the TM in Unicode. That has not helped.

Can anyone help?
I am running out of ideas. The deadline has passed...

Thanks in advance,


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:57
Member (2006)
French to English
Download Olifant and use it to convert Feb 1, 2008

Hi Ursula,

I would recommend downloading Olifant and using it to convert your memory to tmx if you are having problems with WF's TM converter. You can find it here:

Good luck!


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Ursula Peter-Czichi  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:57
German to English
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I will definitely try Olifant the next time Feb 1, 2008

In the meantime, I have gone through 1,500 segments and picked out 5 segments, which contained programming information and links. That did the trick.

Those CAT tools are no help. They do however take my time and keep me working nights on trivial problems related to the set up of those CAT tools rather than the translation.

The next issue with incompatible CAT tools is right around the corner. I am sure of that!

Therefore, I will download the Olifant tool (beta) to hopefully prevent such problems in the future.

Thanks John for your help,


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