How can I import a .EXP translation memory?
Thread poster: Lorenzo Bermejo

Lorenzo Bermejo
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Aug 31, 2013

hi there,

I have an exported TM from old IBM Translation Manager, with the suffix .EXP.

I remember that Trados 7 could import files with this suffix, but it seems that Workbench from SDL Trados 7 Freelance Suite lacks this ability.
Studio 2011 won't import my .EXP file either.

does anyone know how I can produce a .TMX or a Trados 7 translation memory from my .EXP file?

many thanks.

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Lorenzo Aug 31, 2013

.EXP files can be opened in XBench, and you can export them as TMX.


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Lorenzo Bermejo
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another solution Aug 31, 2013

thanks Natalie! I haven't tried your solution, as in the meantime, before you answered my post, I had found another possible workaround, as follows:

good old IBM Translation Manager didn't even run on Win XP, but it finally went open source, and it's latest devolpment, from 2011, is called OpenTM2 0.9.5. you can freely download it from the internet.

once you've installed it, you should import your .EXP file, of course... but it's not so easy, as OpenTM2 lacks the markup table file necessary to import .EXP files made up of Word or Powerpoint files.

I needed a markup table for Word files and succeeded in exporting from within OpenTM2, and modifying, the one intented for RTF files.

I imported back then my markup table for Word, and also succesfully imported my .EXP file.

last step, I exported the TM within OpenTM2, that I had created with my .EXP file, to TMX UTF-8.

(the TM was Es to En and the accents in Es appeared fine.)
thanks anyway Natalie, I'll try your workaround next time, it looks easier!

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