Is Wordfast translation memory compatible with Trados 2011?
Thread poster: SC Nova

SC Nova
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French to English
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Dec 19, 2011

I have a translator who is willing to translate in wordfast but we want to ensure that we get the TM for our TRADOS for future purposes. Is this possible?

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Paolo Sebastiani  Identity Verified
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English to Italian
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Wordfast and Trados are compatible at TM level Dec 19, 2011

Yes it is possible to convert a Wordfast TM into a SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011 TM provided that your translator converts its Wordfast Tm into TMX format and sends it to you. Then you can convert that TMX format TM into SDL Trados Studio 2009/2011 TM very easily.

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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Finnish to German
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It depends on segmentation Dec 19, 2011

These tools have different ways of segmenting text. So you must pre-segment with Trados in order to get what you want. Otherwise the next time you use the TM in Studio you might get disappointed.
Wf Pro is able to use pre-translated ttx-files, and you can clean these after translation to get a Trados-style TM. Hope I'm right.

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