Managing US En TM and UK En ttx in Studio 2011
Thread poster: Adrien Keszthelyi

Adrien Keszthelyi  Identity Verified
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English to Hungarian
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Mar 20, 2013


my problem is that I have received from my client UK English TM and US English ttx files and Trados Studio does not open the TM after importing the ttx files and vice-versa.

Could you please suggest how I could solve this?

Thanks a lot in advance!



Fabio Gutiérrez  Identity Verified
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German to Spanish
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Ask client to fix it or use Notepad++ to fix it by yourself Mar 20, 2013

Hi Adrien,

If you have a reason for not asking your client to fix it (it should definitely be his responsibility to provide you with a TM matching the files' locale or, vice-versa, adapting the files to the TM locale), I suggest you to download Notepad++ from the following site:

This is a freeware program. Use it to open the supplied ttx files, and do a global search & replace for "UK" into "US". Then save changes. After doing so, you should be able to use the files with the TM.

I have used this process to import files from different origins into a single TM. Total downloading, installing and editing time: not more than 10 minutes.

It also works the other way round, by editing the TM and making a global search & replace there. However, if you need to send the TM back to the client it may be preferable to do it with the files.

This is just one fixing suggestion. I am sure you will receive input with other alternatives.

Good luck!


SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 22:16
Or alternatively... Mar 20, 2013

... download the AnyTM app from the OpenExchange and then use this to add your TM as a read only TM to get the matches whilst working with a TM using the matching languages for update :




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