Trados and MadCap Lingo
Thread poster: Technical Translation Services ---------
Nov 11, 2014

I was wondering if there is a way to convert an .xlf file that was created in MadCap Lingo into another format, that could be used with older versions of Trades. I use SDL Trades 2014, but most of our translators do not have the newest version. From my understanding older versions of Trades do not work with the MadCap Lingo files.

What type of file could be used that we can convert to and back from .xlf properly?


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Perfect usecase for the... Nov 11, 2014

... Legacy Converter on the OpenExchange.

- Open the files in Studio and save so you have the SDLXLIFF files
- Convert to TTX with the Legacy Converter
- Legacy users translate the TTX and return it to you
- You use the Legacy Converter again to update your SDLXLIFF files
- You save the translated MadCap Lingo files

Regards

Pau


 

Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:53
German to English
MadCap Lingo files Nov 12, 2014

I have a client who has just introduced MadCap for their software documentation, but I don't know yet which module they have or if they will be using Lingo. They themselves are new to MadCap and don't really know how to use it yet, so I have the opportunity to 'guide' them a little. Are there any issues using Studio 2014 on MadCap files, can they be read into Studio?

If anyone has any experience , tips or advice I would like to hear it.

Regards
Ben


 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:53
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Download the free filetype... Nov 13, 2014

... for MadCap Lingo from the OpenExchange. This is the best way to handle these files rather than customise the xml filter yourself.... although that could work too.

Regards

Paul


 

Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 23:53
German to English
MadCap Lingo from the OpenExchange Nov 14, 2014

That's a good tip Paul, thank you. I have meeting with them in four weeks time when I will learn a lot more.

Bets regards,
Ben


 


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