Can't open xml file in OmegaT
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mari pet  Identity Verified
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Oct 30, 2013

Hello,

I am starting to work with OmegaT, just downloaded the version 3.0.5 and I am not able to open the xml file in it. I understood that OmegaT can handle them.
As I mentioned, I am a fresh beginner so I could have missed something basic.
I remember that about a week or two ago I was able to open one in the version 2.6.3 but finally I did not get that job so I did not continue working on that. Today I was not able to open it and I see a message in the empty project window "Your project does not contain any file in the compatible format".
What I did is: I opened the new project, I copied the xml files into the source folder, reloaded the project and I see that message. When I copy the .odt file into it, I can open it without problem.
I think I missed something but cannot figure out what. Maybe someone can help me?
Btw. I work in Windows 7.

Many thanks


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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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What kind of xml file? Oct 30, 2013

I'm *no* expert, but until somebody else answers:
What kind of xml file? What is the extension? If it's Microsoft open xml ( .docx) you shouldn't be having a problem. Make sure it's .docx, not .doc.


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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What kind of XML? Oct 30, 2013

mari pet wrote:
I am starting to work with OmegaT, just downloaded the version 3.0.5 and I am not able to open the xml file in it. I understood that OmegaT can handle them.

There's no generic XML filter in OmegaT. OmegaT can handle *some* XML formats.

Some of these have the .xml extensions, but not all. For instance, as Susan says, .docx are XML files.

The XML formats with the .xml extension recognised by OmegaT are DocBook, Android Resources, Typo3 LocManager, Typo3 l10nmgr, Help & Manual, Infix and Flash XML Export.

Didier


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mari pet  Identity Verified
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xml saved as docx Oct 30, 2013

No, it is not a docx file. It is xml file.
However to my big surprise I was able to open it in Microsoft Office. But it is still xml. I tried to save it as docx and was able to open it. But I wonder what will happen whet I finnish the translation and try to save it again as a xml file. Anyway I will try that, this will be my first project in OmegaT, so I will see.
Thank you Susan. And if anyone has a piece of advice for an OmegaT beginner who does not know much about the stuff, I will be gratefull


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Didier Briel  Identity Verified
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Subscribe to the Yahoo support group Oct 30, 2013

mari pet wrote:
No, it is not a docx file. It is xml file.
However to my big surprise I was able to open it in Microsoft Office. But it is still xml. I tried to save it as docx and was able to open it. But I wonder what will happen whet I finnish the translation and try to save it again as a xml file. Anyway I will try that, this will be my first project in OmegaT, so I will see.

You should just translate one or two sentences, then try to go through the full procedure. It's better to do that early than trying to do it at the last moment.

And if anyone has a piece of advice for an OmegaT beginner who does not know much about the stuff, I will be gratefull

The best advice I can give is subscribing to the Yahoo support group:
http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/OmegaT/

Didier


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amnesiac
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Use Okapi or customize the XHTML filter Dec 25, 2013

There's no generic XML filter in OmegaT. OmegaT can handle *some* XML formats.

Some of these have the .xml extensions, but not all. For instance, as Susan says, .docx are XML files.

The XML formats with the .xml extension recognised by OmegaT are DocBook, Android Resources, Typo3 LocManager, Typo3 l10nmgr, Help & Manual, Infix and Flash XML Export.

Didier

Yes, OmegaT is not made to parse arbitrary XML files, at least so far (OmegaT 3.0.8).

You can either process them with Okapi to get XLIFF files or customize the XHTML filter so that it accepts them.


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