Problem with .xlf format in Trados TagEditor (2007)
Thread poster: Tuncay Kurt

Tuncay Kurt  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Sep 5, 2013

Hello All,

My client sent me a large file in .xlf format to be proofread. I am using TagEditor (2007) to open and proofread it. When I have a warning message
(i,e this document contains the unknown doctype declaration root element "xliff" which has more than one matching tag settings file. Would you like to choose a specific file now?)
to choose the tag settings file just before opening the file I obviously choose Xliff Settings. I can open the file but the problem is that I can only see the target text. English (source text) does not appear and even when I open a segment I only see the target text.

What can I do about this? I do not have much experience with xliff files. I have already asked for help from my client but I just wanted to learn your ideas to solve this problem.

Please share your experience with xliff format.

Thank you.

Tuncay


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Adam Łobatiuk  Identity Verified
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Locked content Sep 7, 2013

The source text is probably displayed above as a tag. This is because an untranslated file would have only the target text available for translation. You may want to mouse over the source tag text to display a tooltip with the content. Not very convenient, I must admit. Any other tool would probably be better. If you don't have another CAT tool, you could probably try a demo as most offer a trial period or free versions with limited functionality. Trados Studio and Deja Vu X2 handle xliff very well, for example.

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Tuncay Kurt  Identity Verified
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Trados Studio Sep 9, 2013

Adam Łobatiuk wrote:

The source text is probably displayed above as a tag. This is because an untranslated file would have only the target text available for translation. You may want to mouse over the source tag text to display a tooltip with the content. Not very convenient, I must admit. Any other tool would probably be better. If you don't have another CAT tool, you could probably try a demo as most offer a trial period or free versions with limited functionality. Trados Studio and Deja Vu X2 handle xliff very well, for example.


For the convenience my client also sent me a RTF file which I can easily proofread (though with some minors problems such as Turkish characters seem strange).
I should definitely start using Trados Studio, it will be as difficult as learning how to use a computer though

Thank you Adam for your input. I appreciate it.

Tuncay


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