Easiest way to reverse a TMX.
Thread poster: Michael Beijer

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Sep 14, 2010

Anyone know of a quick way to reverse a TMX?

(en-GB)-(nl-NL) -> (nl-NL)-(en-GB)

Can this be done in either Olifant, or Xbench (or memoQ:)?

Thanks,

Michael


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Do you mean to import the TMX to MemoQ? Sep 14, 2010

If you mean to import the TMX into MemoQ, you don't need to make any edits in the file. Simply import the TMX into the memory and, in the "Translation memory TMX import settings" dialog box, switch the locales in the "Source" and "Target" drop-down lists of the "Languages" group.

 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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No... Sep 14, 2010

I mean, is there an easy way to actually change the direction around in the .TMX file?

[Edited at 2010-09-14 17:06 GMT]


 

FarkasAndras
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No need Sep 14, 2010

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

I mean, is there an easy way to actually change the direction around in the .TMX file?

No need to do that, TM direction depends not on the TMX but on what TM you import it into.
If you mean that someone labeled the languages wrong, here's how to reverse that:
Open the TMX and
replace <tuv xml:lang="NL-NL"> with <tuv xml:lang="placeholder">

replace <tuv xml:lang="EN-GB"> with <tuv xml:lang="NL-NL">

replace <tuv xml:lang="placeholder"> with <tuv xml:lang="EN-GB">


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Actually changing it in an editor? Sep 14, 2010

I wonder whether you would like to open the TMX in Word (or another editor, for that matter) and actually do a global Find/Replace for the codes and chance them? That is how I would go about it.

Of course you would to change one of the locales to some own impossible word like BEIJERBEIJER, then one locale to the other, then BEIJERBEIJER to the pending locale.

Sounds like a stupid method, but I reckon you don't to this often?


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
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Thanks Farkas Sep 14, 2010

That solved my problem. ("No need to do that, TM direction depends not on the TMX but on what TM you import it into.")

Michael


 

Epameinondas Soufleros  Identity Verified
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This is the easiest way! Sep 15, 2010

Wait a few weeks till memoQ 4.5 is released, and it will be possible to do it!
(No, really, this feature has been announced.)


 

rmackay
Local time: 11:11
Can be done just now too :) Sep 15, 2010

Hi there

I do the following:

Create a new TM with the new reverse source and target languages

then

• Click on Tools and click on Resource Console
• Under the Translation Memories panel, select the TM you wish to reverse
• Highlight the TM and click on Export to TM
• You will be given the option of where to save the file
• Save the file
• Highlight the new TM that you have created (the reverse TM)
• Click on Edit and a window will open to allow you to filter the contents
• Click on OK and the TM will open within memoQ
• Below the tabs, click on Import
• Navigate to the TM file and click on OK
• Importing the file will start to take place and the TMX import settings window will appear
• Ensure that under the Languages section, nl-NL should be selected for Source and en-gb selected for Target
• Click on OK
• The software will now import the file into the TM in the reverse way


Hope this helpsicon_smile.gif


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Denis HAY  Identity Verified
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exactly Sep 22, 2010

Epameinondas Soufleros wrote:

Wait a few weeks till memoQ 4.5 is released, and it will be possible to do it!
(No, really, this feature has been announced.)


Exactly what I was about to answer. And I do confirm, this will be in 4.5, released next week.


 

MikeTrans
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Yes, Olifant & Xbench Sep 28, 2010

Michael J.W. Beijer wrote:

Can this be done in either Olifant, or Xbench (or memoQ:)?



Hi Michael,

a late reply, but: you can do it for sure in both Olifant (faster) and Xbench.

With Xbench you export to a TAB delimited text which you have to reverse the columns within EXCEL.
With Olifant it's much easier instead, but I don't remember the procedure on the fly.

Greets,
Mike


 


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