import a MultiTerm2009 Termbase in SDLX
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Vipec  Identity Verified
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Aug 19, 2011

Hi,

does anybody know how to import a MultiTerm2009 Termbase in SDLX?

Thanks in advance
Vittorio


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Which version of SDLX? Aug 20, 2011

Vipec wrote:

does anybody know how to import a MultiTerm2009 Termbase in SDLX?


Which version of SDLX?

The latest (patched) SDLX 2007 versions (at least, build 7080) handle Multiterm 2009 directly.
I hope you have this version.

If you have an earlier version, welcome to the Multiterm export filters hell.

If the termbase structure is complex (multiple languages etc.), it's completely unmanageable.
In terms of interoperability, none of these filters work correctly.

If your need a bilingual termbase, probably the easier way to do it is to export as Multiterm 5, replace the stupid language identifiers by the sound ones (language names), then import in SDLX using the wizard (select Multiterm file type).

If your termbase is multilingual, ask SDL for working CSV export filter.

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GG


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I own SDLX 2007 build 7080 Aug 22, 2011

Hi Grzegorz,

thank you very much for your reply.

I've got SDLX 2007 build 7080 but I still don't know how to use a MultiTerm 2007 Termbase in SDL.
To be honest I used SDLX only once and translating as well as using Trados 2007 TM was really intuitive and easy.
That time I could use a SDLX *.tdb Termbase which I received, but this time I need to use my *.sdltb MultiTerm 2007 Termbase but SDLX doesn't recognize that file extension by importing it.

Do you know how I should proceed?

Kind regards
Vittorio


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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SDL Edit menu, then continue just like in Workbench... Aug 22, 2011

Vipec wrote:

I've got SDLX 2007 build 7080 but I still don't know how to use a MultiTerm 2007 Termbase in SDL.
To be honest I used SDLX only once and translating as well as using Trados 2007 TM was really intuitive and easy.

You can always open ITD files in TagEditor or Studio.
I never tested it in Studio but TagEditor is OK.
The terminology recognition will be more stable than in Studio.

That time I could use a SDLX *.tdb Termbase which I received, but this time I need to use my *.sdltb MultiTerm 2007 Termbase but SDLX doesn't recognize that file extension by importing it.

Do you know how I should proceed?


Simply select your termbase in the MultiTerm menu in SDL Edit, then follow the standard procedure (the windows are the same as in Workbench).

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GG


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Which file extension should I export? Aug 22, 2011

Hi Grzegorz,

which file extension should I use to export my MultiTerm 2007 Termbase in SDLX and edit it in SDL edit.

SDL Trados Translator's Workbench recognizes nearly automatically MultiTerm 2007 Termbases.

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Vittorio


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Grzegorz Gryc  Identity Verified
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Remarks and questions... Aug 22, 2011

Vipec wrote:

which file extension should I use to export my MultiTerm 2007 Termbase in SDLX and edit it in SDL edit.

SDLTB
You don't need to export it.
You need just to declare it as a termbase to be used for your job.

BTW:
1) SDL Edit is NOT a termbase edition environment, it's a translation environment.
2) If you haven't Multiterm 2009, you will not be able to open this termbase in Multiterm 2007.
3) it seems in some operating systems the file/folder name aliases are not handled correctly by SDLX, so if you use a folder like "My documents" in your profile, the file may not be visible if your Windows is not English.

SDL Trados Translator's Workbench recognizes nearly automatically MultiTerm 2007 Termbases.


Sorry, a stupid question.
If you have SDLX 2007 build 7080, I assumed you have Multiterm 2009 (the build 7080 was distributed as a patch for Multiterm 2009 compatibility).
I'm right?

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GG


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MultiTerm 2009 not 2007, sorry! :-) Aug 22, 2011

Hi Grzegorz,

sorry for the confusion, I meant MultiTerm 2009 as I have Studio Suite 2009 which contains SDL Trados and SDLX 2007 (which was likely the rason of my unconscious error).

Anyhow, I found out how it works thak to yous help:
Open SDLX->SDL Edit->MultiTerm menu-> Select and you can select directly MultiTerm 2009 termbases.

Thanks a lot again and sorry for the confusing reference to MultiTerm 2007

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Vittorio


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