TTX File Compatible CAT Tools
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clpeartree
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May 22, 2012

Hello
Apart from SDL products, please can you help me generate a list of CAT Tools with which .ttx files are compatible?
Please list the programmes below.
Thanks!


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Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
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TTX... May 23, 2012

Is Trados's proprietary format, and even some of their own versions are not compatible with it, so... many other CAT vendors have tried to interface with TTX files, and indeed some can work pretty seamlessly with them, but you still need to pre and post-process the files with some version of Trados or other to avoid problems.

If you're just putting together a list of CAT tools that include filters for TTX files, then I know Wordfast, Deja Vu X and MemoQ all include them, but I wouldn't go so far as to call them "compatible".


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Wojciech Birula  Identity Verified
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Two cheaper tools May 23, 2012

clpeartree wrote:

Hello
Apart from SDL products, please can you help me generate a list of CAT Tools with which .ttx files are compatible?
Please list the programmes below.
Thanks!


- OmegaT (has a plugin for it and it works fine!) - http://www.omegat.org
- CafeTran - ( http://cafetran.republika.pl/features.html )

They probably can't generate TTX file, but you can work with received translation in this format.





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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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About memoQ May 23, 2012

memoQ can process these files nicely, but cannot generate them. In theory, memoQ can segment the contents of the files, but for compatibility reasons it is always better to pre-segment them with Trados.

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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About CafeTran and OmegaT May 23, 2012

Wojciech Birula wrote:
clpeartree wrote:
Apart from SDL products, please can you help me generate a list of CAT Tools with which .ttx files are compatible?

- OmegaT (has a plugin for it and it works fine!) - http://www.omegat.org
- CafeTran - ( http://cafetran.republika.pl/features.html )


CafeTran requires a TTX file that is either fully pre-segmented or fully non-segmented. A partially segmented file can't be handled by CafeTran. I recall similar problems with OmegaT (although I haven't tried OmegaT's TTX capabilities for a while -- can anyone confirm this?).

Samuel


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Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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Swordfish May 23, 2012

Hi,

Swordfish can translate TTX files generated by Trados. They don't need to be fully segmented but it is better if they are.

Swordfish can also genrate TTX files for sharing with colleagues that only work with Trados.

Regards,
Rodolfo


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clpeartree
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Thanks Jan 24, 2013

Thanks everyone for your input - much appreciated!

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