Possible to add notes?
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Gregory Flanders  Identity Verified
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Is it possible to add notes of some kind within the OmegaT editor? I'm in the middle of translating a rather long literary text, and I wanted to make use of OmegaT for productivity reasons, but I need to make a lot of notes to myself regarding passages I would like to come back to, possible alternative translations, etc.

I realize this might be something outside of the normal purview of CAT tools, but does anyone have any suggestions of other software that might allow me to add notes? I had previously been working in an Open Office document, using the commenting functionality, and I'd love to be able to export comments from the translation memory directly into the OO doc.

Thanks for any suggestions!


 

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Take "Across" May 5, 2011

it's free of charge for freelance translators. There you can add notes for each segment. Go to: http://www.my-across.net/en/index.aspx

Enjoy

Roland Fischer


 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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You cannot add notes in OmegaT May 5, 2011

gflan wrote:
Is it possible to add notes of some kind within the OmegaT editor?

No, it is not possible currently.


I realize this might be something outside of the normal purview of CAT tools, but does anyone have any suggestions of other software that might allow me to add notes? I had previously been working in an Open Office document, using the commenting functionality, and I'd love to be able to export comments from the translation memory directly into the OO doc.

Thanks for any suggestions!

You could enter your comments in the source document.
Then, you could hide them (or not) in OmegaT, and they would appear in the target document.

Didier


 

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Acceptable workaround May 5, 2011

Didier Briel wrote:

You could enter your comments in the source document.
Then, you could hide them (or not) in OmegaT, and they would appear in the target document.


Thank you for your quick response, Didier, I'll give that a shot. Though I think it might be somewhat unwieldy to flip between the source document and the OmegaT window to add comments, will it cause problems if I'm editing the OO document at the same time that I'm using OmegaT to edit it?

And would you happen to know whether such functionality might be in the works for an upcoming release of OmegaT? Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the TM format would allow for a third "note" column, is that right? I suppose the difficult thing would be adding the user interface for keeping track and displaying the notes?

[Edited at 2011-05-05 10:18 GMT]


 

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You can work on the source document May 5, 2011

gflan wrote:
will it cause problems if I'm editing the OO document at the same time that I'm using OmegaT to edit it?

It is usually not a problem.
OmegaT doesn't keep the source document open once it has loaded it.
From time to time, it may happen that the document is "locked". (As far as I know, that only happens under Windows.) In which case, quitting OmegaT would "release" it.

And would you happen to know whether such functionality might be in the works for an upcoming release of OmegaT?

Nothing is planned currently. As far as I remember, nothing has been requested at the segment level. There is a request at the project level.
- Jotter, notepad per project
http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=1766656


Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that the TM format would allow for a third "note" column, is that right?

Yes, the RFE I quote above mentions that.
That's not really a column, that's one or several tags inside the translation unit.

I suppose the difficult thing would be adding the user interface for keeping track and displaying the notes?

The largest part, yes, but not only.
There's also all the associated data management, in memory, and when reading and writing.

If you want to discuss this suggestion further, I recommend you to do it either in the Yahoo support group, or in the "power-users" mailing list:
https://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=omegat-development

Didier


 

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It will be possible in future versions Sep 8, 2011

gflan wrote:
Is it possible to add notes of some kind within the OmegaT editor?


Adding notes to segments will be possible in future version.

See
- View/edit notes on translation units
http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=3404301

Didier


 

Thierry LIU  Identity Verified
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It's ok now. What's the difference between notes and comments ? Apr 16, 2015

It's really an exciting function. But maybe the comments and Notes should be the same appart from the PO files ?

 

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Notes and comments Apr 17, 2015

kreega wrote:
But maybe the comments and Notes should be the same appart from the PO files ?

In OmegaT, notes and comments have a different purpose.

Notes are written by the translator, as a way to comment a given segment.

Comments are written by the author of the source document, to provide comments and context to the translator. Comments may appear in different formats, for instance Java localisation files, PO, XLIFF.

Didier


 

Rosa Plana Castillón
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Notes in OmegaT? Sep 18, 2015

Hello,

If I understand it correctly, we can now add notes to segments in OmegaT. Can I ask you where is this function? I did a quick search but could not find it. I'm using version 2.6.3.

Many thanks!

Rosa


 

Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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In the Notes pane Sep 20, 2015

Rosa Plana Castillón wrote:
If I understand it correctly, we can now add notes to segments in OmegaT. Can I ask you where is this function?

In changes.txt
OmegaT 2.5.0 (2011-09-27)
2.5.0 vs. 2.3.0 update 2
View/edit notes on translation units (restore main window to see notes pane)
http://sourceforge.net/support/tracker.php?aid=3404301

See also
http://omegat.sourceforge.net/manual-standard/en/chapter.user.interface.html#d0e2462

I'm using version 2.6.3.

This version was released in 2013.
The current standard version is 3.1.9 update 4, released on 12/09/2015.
The current latest version is 3.5.2, released on 18/09/2015.

You can see the changes in changes.txt:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/files/OmegaT%20-%20Standard/OmegaT%203.1.9%20update%204/changes_3.1.9_04.txt/download

http://sourceforge.net/projects/omegat/files/OmegaT%20-%20Latest/OmegaT%203.5.2/changes_3.5.2.txt/download

Didier


 

Rosa Plana Castillón
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Thank you Oct 22, 2015

Hi Didier,

Many thanks for your detailed (as usual) answer and sorry that I didn't get back to you before. I honestly thought that I had already replied!

Kind regards,
Rosa


 


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