Please help with repetitions/close matches in Catalyst
Thread poster: Kirill Semenov

Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Dec 23, 2005

This is the first time when I have to use Catalyst. My source file is a .ttk file with a .dll content.

What I need to know is what is the `magic button' to add a translated string to a `TM' or whatever it's called in Catalyst so that next repetitions/close matches were automatically used.

I've read Catalyst 5 help, and I found there is a `Replica' function, but I still cannot get how to use it.

For example, if there is a string "Cancel", and I translate it, it's marked with the `Eye' icon (For Review). This is OK, my client asked to not use "Sign Off" while translating.

But then, when I click on another string which is the same (Cancel), nothing happens.
Since the file contains quite a lot of repetitions, I don't want to spend time on entering all the same translations endlessly...

Could anyway please help with the problem?


Valentina Pecchiar  Identity Verified
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Glossary should be it Dec 23, 2005

Hello Kirill,
The "magic button" should be the Glossary options tabicon_wink.gif In my version (Catalyst Lite 5.03.5269) it goes like this:

Tool > Options, expand Application > Glossary
Select "Suggest from current file (Glossary "0") and clic OK.

I think to remember the Glossary "0" content is immediately available for suggestion but it does not work all the times. That's why I have also selected "Update glossary file with (ttk) translations on close of (ttk) file" (From all translated string pairs) in the Glossary tab - Closing and opening again the file has alway done the trick.

Also, if I remember correctly, only "100% matches" are propagated from the glossary, the fuzzy matches being available only at pretranslation (and with lotsa bugs in the function too) in the full version.

Sorry if my explanation istself is "fuzzy"icon_wink.gif but since version 5 has appeared I've only reviewed already translated ttk projects and I'm a bit rusty about translation in Catalyst. Last but not least, I've learnt to keep far away from the Replica function as once it did replicate fuzzy matches as 100% matches messing up the whole of my work, but then again I think this happened back in version 4.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need some further fuzzy tipicon_wink.gif, or just some sympathy from another (almost happy) Catalyst usericon_smile.gif


Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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Hmm... Dec 23, 2005

Thank you very much, Valentina - and merry Christmas!

I set the options, and it helped... Once. With the "Cancel" string it worked, but not with others.

I believe the main problem is that I still cannot grasp the `ideologics' of Catalyst. In other CAT tools, like, say, Deja Vu X, there is a "propagate" option or something similar: when I enter a translation, it propagates full/close matches of it down to the end of the file(s) within a project.

Here, with Catalyst, it worked once, but closing and re-opening the program after translating any short string does not seem really productive to me. I'm sure there must be an easier way...


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