Off topic: importing dictionaries to Trados 5?
Thread poster: Serhiy

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Dec 12, 2003

Dear collegues,
Just making first steps with Trados 5. It's clear, I don't have any TM and MultiTerm bases. I still use Polyglossum-II, Lingvo, Promt. Is it possible to import any one of them to Trados 5?
Thanks in advance.
Serhiy Kanyuka


Romuald Pawlikowski  Identity Verified
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Check TMX options Dec 12, 2003

Serhiy wrote:

... I still use Polyglossum-II, Lingvo, Promt. Is it possible to import any one of them to Trados 5?

Check if your software can export translation memories to TMX format. If so you should import your legacy TM using this format.

BTW, your question is not exactly off topicicon_wink.gif



[Edited at 2003-12-12 20:47]

[Edited at 2003-12-12 20:48]


Yuri Dubrov  Identity Verified
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IMPOSSIBLE Dec 15, 2003

[quote]Serhiy wrote:
still use Polyglossum-II, Lingvo, Promt. Is it possible to import any one of them to Trados 5?


Trados is a CAT-Tool /íàêîïèòåëü ÏÅÐÅÂÎÄÎÂ!! - òàì íàêîïëåííûå ïåðåâîäû/, à íå ïåðåâîä÷èê, è òåì áîëåå ñëîâàðü!!


CathyFS  Identity Verified
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It is if you can convert these glossaries to Excel format! Jan 8, 2004

Once you have an Excel file listing translations in the source and target texts, it's possible to create a text file that corresponds precisely with a Trados import file, and then import this into ANY version of Workbench! I've made out instructions on this, mail me if you want them and I'll send them on. It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to a couple of hours to do this, depending on the volume of translations in your existing dictionary.

Note that the Excel file is the key here, and my instructions are for creating a TM, not a glossary. I also have instructions somewhere for creating a MultiTerm glossary from this TM export file (i.e. you'd still have to export your dictionary to Excel), I'm sure I could root them out!



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