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?


Direct link Reply with quote
 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:51
English
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:51
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

SDL Community  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:51
English
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:51
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


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Trados and MadCap Lingo

Advanced search







WordFinder
The words you want Anywhere, Anytime

WordFinder is the market's fastest and easiest way of finding the right word, term, translation or synonym in one or more dictionaries. In our assortment you can choose among more than 120 dictionaries in 15 languages from leading publishers.

More info »
PerfectIt consistency checker
Faster Checking, Greater Accuracy

PerfectIt helps deliver error-free documents. It improves consistency, ensures quality and helps to enforce style guides. It’s a powerful tool for pro users, and comes with the assurance of a 30-day money back guarantee.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search