What is the best way to merge TMX files?
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jyuan_us  Identity Verified
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Apr 26, 2016

I didn't put this topic in any CAT tool support forum because I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to put several TMX files into one master TMX file, independent of any CAT tool. Do you have any idea to share? Your help is highly appreciated.

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Tony M  Identity Verified
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Copy/paste? Apr 26, 2016

Can't you just do it by copying and pasting in say Notepad?

That's what i do for my ordinary TXT files, and even though there's more formattin in the TMX ones, it ought to be easy enough to spot where the header ends and simply leave that bit out?


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CafeTran Training
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Which tags and properties do you want to save? Apr 26, 2016

I think it depends on the question which tags and properties you want to save. If these don't matter, I guess the easiest way is to use CafeTran. Open a folder with TMX files and save them as one merged TMX file. Three clicks.

If you want to save as many tags and properties as possible, I guess that the Heartsome TMX editor is a good candidate.


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No best way Apr 26, 2016

i doubt that there is some best way. There are some tools such as:
https://github.com/amake/SuperTMXMerge/


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Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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the easiest, most reliable way is the Heartsome TMX editor Apr 26, 2016

Second choice: the Okapi Olifant TMX Editor.

MJWB


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CafeTran Training
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Screencast of how CafeTran merges TMX files Apr 27, 2016

CafeTran Training wrote:

I think it depends on the question which tags and properties you want to save. If these don't matter, I guess the easiest way is to use CafeTran. Open a folder with TMX files and save them as one merged TMX file.


See also: http://www.proz.com/forum/cafetran_support/301414-how_to_easily_combine_tmx_files.html


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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jyuan_us wrote:

I didn't put this topic in any CAT tool support forum because I'm trying to figure out the best way for me to put several TMX files into one master TMX file, independent of any CAT tool. Do you have any idea to share? Your help is highly appreciated.


I remind of the most basic syntactic structure of TMX. It consists of a number of columns with special filters. I usually convert TMX into an Excel sheet and I can cut, paste, merge, split or reverse language pair orders of TUs freely.

Soonthon L.


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