How do I translate ini files with trados 2006?
Thread poster: Elisa Côté (X)

Elisa Côté (X)
Canada
English to French
+ ...
Apr 17, 2008

Hello everyone,
I received many ini files from a customer today but when I try to open it with Tageditor, it does not reconize this format ?

Someone knows How I can open it with SDL Trados 2006?

Thank you:)

Elisa


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 19:13
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
+ ...
do not translate Apr 17, 2008

ini-files contain details about the translator and are loaded into Workbench prior to loading the TM, there is some shortcut, I think shift F8.

 

Elisa Côté (X)
Canada
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
but... Apr 17, 2008

I can open them in Notepad and see the text that I need to translate ... so ?

 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 19:13
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
+ ...
Save as txt Apr 17, 2008

If you really have to translate these (are you sure), you must save them as txt or doc and proceed as normal. Ask the customer.

 

Sandra Bertolini  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:13
German to Italian
+ ...
Are you really sure... Apr 17, 2008

...that you have to translate them? Ini files usually are given by customers in order to be able to process their files (other files that you have to translate) in Tag Editor.

When you open the first file (to be translated) provided a window can open asking you which ini file you choose in order to work on that particular file you are trying to open with Tag Editor.

This is the normal practice.

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Sandra


 

Ugene
Local time: 19:13
English to Russian
+ ...
Software? Apr 17, 2008

They can be files in which programm settings are stored. Usually they have name: programm_name.ini. If so, do as Heinrich suggested (save as txt).

 

Elisa Côté (X)
Canada
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
its for a videogame... Apr 17, 2008

Its part of a videogame project. So I received txt files, ini files and csv files. for exemple:
tips.txt
Gameover.ini
exported.cvs

Normally we use ini files to open xml files is it what you try to say?

But I have no problem opening cvs files and txt files in TagEditor, just ini...
So if I save them in txt files, how do I put them back in ini when I send them back to the customer?

Thank you for your help!
Elisa


 

Olaf (X)
Local time: 18:13
English to German
Simply rename them Apr 17, 2008

Simply rename all .ini files to .txt files and translate them as usual. When you're done rename them back to .ini. However, you'd better be sure to know which parts of the .ini file should be translated.

Olaf


 


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