CafeTran .tmx cleaning/maintenance tips & tools (useful for cleaning Studio-generated TMs)
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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Feb 1

I just posted the following on the Déjà Vu mailing list (" https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/dejavu-l/conversations/messages/138447 ), and thought it might be useful so am re-posting it here.

A lot of TMX cleaning/maintenance can be done right in CafeTran, in TMX editing mode.

In the CafeTran Dashboard, from the Project options and settings (the "hamburger") icon, select

Project type > Edit translation memory

CafeTran-Dashboard

Click: New
Select the relevant TMX on yr computer, which will call up the TMX memory settings dialogue
Click: "Filter"
In the "Memory Filter" dialogue, select any TMX cleaning options you might need:

Capture

(x) Clean and replace foreign codes
(x) remove internal tags

Et voilà!

CafeTran also allows you to perform all kinds of other useful stuff. For example, do you ever receive Studio-generated TMs full of garbage properties,


x-LastUsedBy: Mr Ed
x-Origin: TM
x-OriginalFormat: TradosTranslatorsWorkbench
etc.


...which make the files way bigger than they need to be? In CafeTran you can selectively remove properties from TMXs!

more-TMX-maintenance-stuff

Michael

[Edited at 2018-02-01 11:44 GMT]


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Clean and replace foreign codes Feb 1

What are the foreign codes in TMX files? What are they replaced with?

Thank you.


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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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I'll let Igor explain (as I am not 100% sure)... Feb 1

Andriy Yasharov wrote:

What are the foreign codes in TMX files? What are they replaced with?

Thank you.


Igor explained it like this @ https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/cafetranslators/CGzt58gDahU

Igor Kmitowski

5/26/14

Hello Michael,

> When you open a TMX, and click on ‘Filter’, what exactly do these do:
>
> (1) ‘Clean and replace foreign codes’

Some TMX files from third party tools have unusual codes in the segments
such as codes inside the curly brackets or emdash, endash, tab code.
CafeTran clears or replaces them with equivalent unicode characters.
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I also know that this can help you clean/fix a broken TMX that won't open in e.g. the Heartsome TMX editor, or other TMX editors because of "illegal characters". Just clean the file in CT and it will open fine.

Michael


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Igor Kmitowski  Identity Verified
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That's correct Feb 1

Hi Michael,

The below explanation is just right. Thanks!

> Some TMX files from third party tools have unusual codes in the segments
> such as codes inside the curly brackets or emdash, endash, tab code.
> CafeTran clears or replaces them with equivalent unicode characters.


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