Does SDLX Lite support Trados files?
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Thomas Johansson  Identity Verified
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Jun 5, 2009

Hello,

I have "SDLX Lite" and a potential client wants to know if it supports Trados files. Does it?

(By "support" I mean: Would I be able to use SDLX Lite to work as a translator on a Trados job in some way?)

Thanks,

Thomas


 

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Only itd files Jun 5, 2009

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Trados files', but the Lite version of SDLX only works with SDLX files (*.itd). All other formats must be converted first.

 

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thanks Jun 5, 2009

Claudia Alvis wrote:

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Trados files', but the Lite version of SDLX only works with SDLX files (*.itd). All other formats must be converted first.


Thank you, Claudia!


 

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itd files Jun 5, 2009

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Trados files', but the Lite version of SDLX only works with SDLX files (*.itd). All other formats must be converted first.


By the way, are these SDLX (.itd) files files which Trados can generate for Trados projects?

Thomas


 

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Probably not Jun 5, 2009

Thomas Johansson wrote:

I'm not sure what you mean by 'Trados files', but the Lite version of SDLX only works with SDLX files (*.itd). All other formats must be converted first.


By the way, are these SDLX (.itd) files files which Trados can generate for Trados projects?

Thomas



In TagEditor, under Save as>Bilingual file, there's are three formats, ttx, itd and biff. But bilingual files are saved only as ttx. I also tried renaming the *.ttx file as *.itd but , logically, it didn't work. I think you can only create itd files with SDLX and up (non-free editions). You can still translate SDLX (.itd) files with Trados. I'm not sure if that answers your question.

Claudia


 

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What about TRADOStag Document (.ttx) files then? Jun 5, 2009

In TagEditor, under Save as>Bilingual file, there's are three formats, ttx, itd and biff. But bilingual files are saved only as ttx. I also tried renaming the *.ttx file as *.itd but , logically, it didn't work. I think you can only create itd files with SDLX and up (non-free editions). You can still translate SDLX (.itd) files with Trados. I'm not sure if that answers your question.


Opening my SDLX Lite and selecting File > Open Translation, it appears that there are 3 file types that can be opened by it:
- SDL Edit Files (.itd)
- SDL Work Flow (.wtd)
- TRADOStag Documents (.ttx)

The last one, the .ttx, is a Trados file, no? So wouldn't I then be able to work with such files with the SDLX Lite?

(I don't know anything about Trados.)

Thomas

[Edited at 2009-06-05 18:28 GMT]


 

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SDLX Lite Jun 5, 2009

Hi Thomas,

With the full freelance version of SDLX, you can open TTX files with SDL Edit.

I don't think you can do the same with SDLX Lite, as it is a free program which should only work with ITDs prepared with SDLX Elite. Anyway, you can always try to open it if they send you a TTX file.


 

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SDLX Lite works with .ttx Jun 6, 2009

I remember I have worked on .ttx files in SDLX Lite (build 6010). You need to pre-translate files in Trados (check "segment unknown sentences) to produce "bilingual" .ttx files first. When you try to open a .ttx file in SDLX Lite, a window will pop up, and you click on the drag down menu at "file type." There you have three options: .itd, .ttx, all files. Select ".ttx" or "all files," you will be able to open your ttx file! Remember, it must be a pre-translated .ttx file with both target and source segments.

 


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