Notes in Studio projects
Thread poster: xxx2nl
xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:53
May 27, 2015

Today I've run some tests to check how CafeTran handles notes (comments) in Studio projects.

Studio's comments aren't supported in CafeTran.

You cannot use CafeTran's own Notes (Translation > Add segment note) to add notes to a Studio project. (Notes are only supported in native CafeTran projects.)

However, you can (ab)use CafeTran's alternative translations (Translation > Alternative translation) to store info that you'd normally store in a note.

These alternative translations won't be visible in Studio at all, so you cannot pass them on to your Studio clients. A work-around would be to make a screenshot in CafeTran, after filtering on segments with alternative translations.

I'm not sure whether notes (comments) should be supported in Studio projects. But if you feel so, please tell!


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
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If you use comments (like I do), this is an essential feature. May 27, 2015

2nl wrote:

Today I've run some tests to check how CafeTran handles notes (comments) in Studio projects.

Studio's comments aren't supported in CafeTran.

You cannot use CafeTran's own Notes (Translation > Add segment note) to add notes to a Studio project. (Notes are only supported in native CafeTran projects.)

However, you can (ab)use CafeTran's alternative translations (Translation > Alternative translation) to store info that you'd normally store in a note.

These alternative translations won't be visible in Studio at all, so you cannot pass them on to your Studio clients. A work-around would be to make a screenshot in CafeTran, after filtering on segments with alternative translations.

I'm not sure whether notes (comments) should be supported in Studio projects. But if you feel so, please tell!


You already know my opinion on this, but I'll repeat it anyway, for the sake of people here.

If you make use of comments (called "notes" in CT), this is obviously an important feature, thus warranting inclusion in CT. I myself am a heavy user of comments/notes, and so this is an essential feature for me. Until CT can handle Studio comments, I can't actually use CT to translate Studio files.

Incidentally, memoQ 2015 just got this feature:

"Improved compatibility
With memoQ 2015 we have again improved memoQ’s compatibility with other translation technologies. memoQ is able to read comments including text highlights from SDLXLIFF and whatever you enter in memoQ shows up correctly back in Trados Studio. If the original file was Microsoft Word, memoQ recognizes SDLXLIFF formatting and all other tags and allows you to change the formatting which is preserved if you import the file back to Trados Studio."
(https://www.memoq.com/kilgray-blog/may-2015/6-ways-memoq-2015-will-make-you-more-productive )


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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
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The opinion of other users May 27, 2015

Michael Beijer wrote:

I myself am a heavy user of comments/notes, and so this is an essential feature for me. Until CT can handle Studio comments, I can't actually use CT to translate Studio files.



Yes, Michael, I'm aware of that. It would be interesting to hear the opinion of other users of CafeTran.


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Meta Arkadia
Local time: 18:53
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No May 27, 2015

There's no problem with "Notes to self" in a project, but notes for the client/proofreader should be handed in in a separate document. Your final translation - in any format - should be free of notes.

Cheers,

Hans


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