CAT tools and Lectora file format (rtf/awt)?
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:13
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Sep 6, 2011

Just checking if anyone here is familiar with Lectora files?
Typically, the client exports RTF files, that can't be translated in Trados or any CAT tool.
I found anecdotal evidence that all translators who tried doing this ran into trouble, and Lectora refuses to reimport the RTF after cleaning:

I have a theory that the native Lectora project files (.awt) could be used instead. It's XML based, so it seems it should be feasible with a tailor made .ini:

If you have had any success with either method, please post your findings here.

Thanks a lot in advance,


Local time: 08:13
Lectora support Sep 19, 2011

Hello Jan,

A few months ago we started working with a customer who uses Lectora. They don't use Trados but they do use XTM Cloud. We ran several round-tripping tests from Lectora to XTM and it works well.

This tip may help, apologies if you already have this knowledge:

Inside the Lectora .rtf there will probably be some text like this (##~~Do not edit this line.200~~##). In order to stop this text from being extracted please set them as donotranslate style and then import.

If you have some time I can show you how XTM can handle the this file type.



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