How to revert language pairs in Sdltm (f.e. RU-EN to EN-RU)?
Thread poster: Vitals

Vitals  Identity Verified
Lithuania
Local time: 03:24
Member (2008)
English to Lithuanian
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Nov 30, 2011

Dear all,

I have Studio 2009 and have a need of reverting the language pairs of my Sdltm files.

The thing is I did a translation of a document from English to Lithuanian, and later I got an assignment of translating a similar doc, but now from Lithuanian to English.

What I mean is: I have SOURCE TEXT column - University (EN), TARGET TEXT column - Universitetas (LT).

Is there a way to revert the languages, so that I would have SOURCE TEXT - U
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Dear all,

I have Studio 2009 and have a need of reverting the language pairs of my Sdltm files.

The thing is I did a translation of a document from English to Lithuanian, and later I got an assignment of translating a similar doc, but now from Lithuanian to English.

What I mean is: I have SOURCE TEXT column - University (EN), TARGET TEXT column - Universitetas (LT).

Is there a way to revert the languages, so that I would have SOURCE TEXT - Universitetas, TARGET TEXT - University??

The Tm is quite large, about 1700 units.

Any advice here?

Thank you in advance.

Yours sincerely,
Vitaly
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Stanislav Pokorny  Identity Verified
Czech Republic
Local time: 02:24
English to Czech
+ ...
There is an App to do that Nov 30, 2011

Hi Vitaly,
there is an App for this purpose on SDL OpenExchange. You can download it from here.


 

Christophe Lefrancois  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:24
French
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doesn't work Nov 30, 2011

I tried this app but it doesn't work properly. Can someone explain on how to use? Do i need to create a new empty TM?

 

Detlef Mahne  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 06:54
English to German
Another fast possibility Nov 30, 2011

Hi Vitali,

there is another fast option what I always do with SDL Trados 2007.
Just export your TM and save it as .txt file.
Then open the file with Notepad.
Here the coding looks like this:
....
Seg L=EN_US>Installation guide
Seg L=DE_DE>Installationsanleitung
....
Open with Ctrl+H the 'Replace' window, change the language pair and press 'Replace all'.
In this example:
1. Step: Change Seg L=EN_US to Seg L=DE_DE2 (this inte
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Hi Vitali,

there is another fast option what I always do with SDL Trados 2007.
Just export your TM and save it as .txt file.
Then open the file with Notepad.
Here the coding looks like this:
....
Seg L=EN_US>Installation guide
Seg L=DE_DE>Installationsanleitung
....
Open with Ctrl+H the 'Replace' window, change the language pair and press 'Replace all'.
In this example:
1. Step: Change Seg L=EN_US to Seg L=DE_DE2 (this intermediate step is necessary!) - press Replace all.
2. Step: Change Seg L=DE_DE to Seg L=EN_US - press Replace all.
3. Step: Change Seg L=DE_DE2 to Seg L=DE_DE - press Replace all.

Then re-import the .txt file into SDL Trados.
It looks a bit weird but when you've figured it out, it takes less than 5 minutes to complete!
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Rain Na Bun
Thailand
Local time: 08:24
Member (2011)
English to Thai
SDLTMReverseLangs Nov 30, 2011

SDL Trados Studio 2011.

I used SDLTmReverseLangs : http://tinyurl.com/SDLTmReverseLangs
to reverse the Eng to Thai TM, to the new target Thai to Eng TM,
there was the message 'Unhandled exception has occurred in your application.....'
and it's also disable my Thai to Eng TM.

Please suggest how to do it right.


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:24
Member (1970)
English
Support for OX Apps Nov 30, 2011

Hi,

If you get an error with the app you can drop the developer an email. His contact details are on the OX page for the app. It is quite simple though. You just add our TM to the Source SDLTM dialogue... you can drag and drop to here. Then use the browse button for the target to state where you want the target TM to go and give it a name. Then click Run. The source TM will be reversed and placed in the target TM you created. I created a short video here (very short....):
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Hi,

If you get an error with the app you can drop the developer an email. His contact details are on the OX page for the app. It is quite simple though. You just add our TM to the Source SDLTM dialogue... you can drag and drop to here. Then use the browse button for the target to state where you want the target TM to go and give it a name. Then click Run. The source TM will be reversed and placed in the target TM you created. I created a short video here (very short....):

http://youtu.be/K0_MZbJA6A0

Another couple of alternatives for you using Studio are these:

Export & Import
1. Export as a TMX
2. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
3. Import the TMX to your new TM

Merge TMs
1. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
2. Use Tools - Upgrade Translation Memories
3. Add your original and the new TM
4. Create a output TM for each language pair (this will merge them in both directions)

Regards

Paul
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Rain Na Bun
Thailand
Local time: 08:24
Member (2011)
English to Thai
TMreverselanguage Dec 1, 2011

Hi Paul,

I did all of the above you've suggested, but I could not reverse the TM.

SDLTmReverseLangs
I followed your instruction, there was the message 'Unhandled exception has occurred in your application....'

Export & Import
1. Export as a TMX
2. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
3. How can I Import the TMX to my new TM?


Merge TMs
1. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
2. Use
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Hi Paul,

I did all of the above you've suggested, but I could not reverse the TM.

SDLTmReverseLangs
I followed your instruction, there was the message 'Unhandled exception has occurred in your application....'

Export & Import
1. Export as a TMX
2. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
3. How can I Import the TMX to my new TM?


Merge TMs
1. Create a new empty TM in the direction you want
2. Use Tools - Upgrade Translation Memories
3. Add your original and the new TM
4. How can I Create an output TM for each language pair (this will merge them in both directions)?
My empty reverse TM is still empty when I use this method.

Thank you very much.
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