MDB to TMX conversion
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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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May 18, 2011

I have received a TM as an MDB file, AFAIK Studio 2009 does not support it. Which tool could I use to convert it to TMX?

TIA
Stanislaw


 

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MetaTexis for Word May 18, 2011

Hello Stanislaw,

with MetaTexis for Word (www.metatexis.com) you can import MDB files into a TM and then export the TM as TMX file. It's a two-step process. However, if this will really work out depends on the way the data are saved in the MDB file. If there is one table that contains two columns where one is for the source text and another one for the translation, it should work.

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Hello Stanislaw,

with MetaTexis for Word (www.metatexis.com) you can import MDB files into a TM and then export the TM as TMX file. It's a two-step process. However, if this will really work out depends on the way the data are saved in the MDB file. If there is one table that contains two columns where one is for the source text and another one for the translation, it should work.

Best regards
Hermann
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TM contains several languages May 18, 2011

Thank you Hermann.
I don't know if it changes anything but the TM contains several languages.

Cheers
S

[Edited at 2011-05-18 14:23 GMT]


 

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SDLX memory? May 18, 2011

MDB file, is it a SDLX memory? You can use Deja Vu X to import that TM and export segments in two or more language in TMX format.

 

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Since you have Studio 2009... May 18, 2011

which comes with Trados 2007 and SDLX 2007, use SDLX Maintain function to export the TM from the native (SDLX's) format to TMX.

 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Thank you all so much! May 18, 2011

I'll use SDLX.

I guess it's rather ignorant of me that I don't know functions of a program I had on my computer for a few years but I never really needed SDLX - finally I can use it for something

S


 

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Encoding problems with SDLX' export to tmx May 19, 2011

Hi Stanislaw!

I am doing a similar project and I found that SDLX exported in UTF-16, I believe, but we need unicode.

Any suggestions?

Cheers, Bob


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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@Bob May 19, 2011

At the last stage of exporting to TMX you can choose (at least on my computer) from a drop down menu between UTF-8 and Unicode.

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S


 

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SDLX Translation Memory Plug-in for SDL Trados Studio May 19, 2011

Hi folks, take a look at
http://www.sdl.com/en/language-technology/partners/sdl-openexchange/AppDetails.aspx?appid=28


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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Looks very interesting May 19, 2011



Thank you Natalie for sharing this

It seemsto be a good solution and it's even free - nice surprise. Probably it's not such a big problem that the TM is in read only mode - after all one may use it along another TM.

I need to test it one day.


 

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Both unicode and utf-8 garbles text May 21, 2011

Stanislaw Czech wrote:

At the last stage of exporting to TMX you can choose (at least on my computer) from a drop down menu between UTF-8 and Unicode.

Cheers
S


Hi Stanislaw!

I still have the problem. Both choices produce a garbled text in the output tmx. Any other ideas?

Cheers, Bob


 

Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
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@Bob May 22, 2011

I am not sure what you could do - maybe it depends on a language as I did not have any problems. One idea which comes to my mind is that you could save the TMX file as txt and than using save as in notepad save it with a different encoding and than again change the file extension to tmx.

Good luck!
Stanislaw


 

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Help Nov 28, 2011




Natalie, Can you please tell me how it works?
I downloaded it but I can't find it on my PC.

Thanks,
Emanuela


 


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