Importing a TMX file in Text - UTF-8 encoded format into Studio 2011
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Elise Le Mer  Identity Verified
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Oct 23, 2014

Hi,

I have received a TMX file which my computer can't open.
After some investigation, I found out that the file was in Text - UTF-8 encoded format.
Can anyone explain how to open this in Studio 2011?

Thanks for your help.



Elise


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Lianne van de Ven  Identity Verified
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import Oct 23, 2014

You can open tmx files with a free program "Olifant" (Okapi).
It is a translation memory that needs to be imported using the import function for a TM in Studio 2011.

Information like this might help:
http://tradoshelp.wordpress.com/2011/05/17/upgrading-importing-and-exporting-translation-memories-in-trados-studio-2009/

[Edited at 2014-10-23 17:20 GMT]


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Jorge Payan  Identity Verified
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I think that further description would be useful .... Oct 24, 2014

... as to know the error message that appears would help a lot.

My own experience is that tmx files usually refuse to be imported due to invalid characters within them. So, you need to find and replace those characters before reattempting to import the file in your CAT tool of choice. So, you would need a TMX editor.

While I have been a user of Olifant for years, I found that it is not very good for spotting such mistakes, as it stops importing the tmx file once it finds the very first problem. Besides, it does not allow you to make any kind of QA on the file.

That is why I recommend you to use the Heartsome TMX editor, one of the brainchildren of the now defunct Chinese company Heartsome. It has become open source; the link for downloading it and a basic explanation about how to use it are available here:

http://translation-blog.com/heartsome-tm-editor/

Saludos


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thanks! Oct 31, 2014

Thank you to both for your answers.

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