Can I translate in SDL 2009 and process a file on Wordfast?
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Vincent Lemma  Identity Verified
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Jun 6, 2012

Hello,
The issue is that I have a large project with many placeables, and I want to use SDL 2009 to get the job done. The client works in Wordfast, which I have zilch experience with.
If I complete the project in SDL 2009 can the client use the file in Wordfast? I guess he would like to run any revisions and use the TM for future projects.
Tried to browse the forums but could not find any related posts.

Thanks !


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 6, 2012

You have 2 options:
1. Trados 2009/2011 sdlxliff file format can be opened in Wordfast [with very complicate codings; not easy to work with]
2. Translate in Trados 2009/2011/2007 and use the TM [tmx format] to redo translation quickly in Wordfast.
I recently complete big jobs in option 2 above.

Soonthon Lupkitaro


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Vincent Lemma  Identity Verified
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option 2 sounds better Jun 6, 2012

Thanks Soonthon !
I think I'll go for option 2, as I have no desire to acquire Wordfast unless necessary.
Perhaps I'll try a few pages and send them to the client for feedback.


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Option 3 :-) Jun 6, 2012

Hi,

You could create a custom filetype to handle the wordfast TXML, but it would mean starting from a clean file with no pretranslation in Wordfast and then using the TMX from Wordfast to pretranslate in Studio rather than handle as a true bilingual file. There is a blog article on this here...

http://blog.sdl.com/blog/2011/02/using-studio-to-handle-other-bilingual-formats-part-1.html

Regards

Paul


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Vincent Lemma  Identity Verified
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check it out Jun 6, 2012

Hi Paul,
Thanks for this other solution. Indeed, I am starting ex-nuovo with nothing translated in wordfast.
If this method is simple enough to implement, then it may be the most viable for the client.


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