poEdit files - export/import function to other CAT tools?
Thread poster: Jan Sundström

Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
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Jan 19, 2007

Hi all!

I've been asked by a client to work in poEdit:

From what I've read in previous postings (Vito, Rodolfo, Samuel et al), this CAT tool leaves much to ask, and I'm hesitant to dive into it if there are workarounds.

I wonder if there are import/export functions, or if the .po files can be easily opened by Trados (perhaps by configuring an .ini file with the Tag Settings wizard?)

Rodolfo mentioned Heartsome's XLIFF editor, but I have no practical experience with it either. Would it be as simple as opening the .po file, or would I have to jump through rings here first too?

Thanks a million for any input!


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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poEdit files - export/import function to other CAT tools? Jan 19, 2007

AFAIK, OmegaT can now handle .po files directly.


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Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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DVX Jan 19, 2007

Theoretically, DVX can handle po files.

Practically, this works only if the author really places the source text in the source field and not like a client of mine in the comment field (using gettext).

So I developed a software and procedure to extract the comment fields to a plain text file (which I translate in DVX) and then to reassemble the po file inserting the translation into the target field, leaving the other mess untouched.

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