Importing Google Translator TMX to SDL Trados
Thread poster: Carlos Hernández

Carlos Hernández
Local time: 07:14
English to Spanish
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Apr 22, 2015

Google Translator Toolkit offers the possibility to export a memory to a tmx file. In theory, you should be able to import this file into other CAT tools. I tried it with SDL Trados 2011 and Trados 2007 (Workbench 8.3) but I get this error:

XML document error (3, 54).

The locales in the tmx file are the same as in my SDL memory.
Does anyone known what is wrong?
Thanks in advence.

The file is in xml. I don't know how to paste it here. The xml code does not show...

[Editado a las 2015-04-22 15:25 GMT]


esperantisto  Identity Verified
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English to Russian
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Share the file Apr 22, 2015

You’d better share the file. This error message is, probably, about something wrong with the file header, however, it is only a guess.


Carlos Hernández
Local time: 07:14
English to Spanish
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I can't paste the content of the TMX Apr 22, 2015

If I try to paste the content of the tmx file here, it does not show, because it's in xml, so the tags are treated as html, I guess.


Ray Culp
Local time: 07:14
English to German
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Try this... Aug 15, 2015

Sorry if I'm reviving a dead thread, but I thought since no solution was posted, this might still be relevant. Instead of trying to edit the Google TMX (in XML) manually, you might like to try this:

1) Export the target Trados TM to TMX

2) Open the target TMX with Olifant (

3) Delete all translation units in the target TMX.

4) You now have an empty TMX with a schema that is guaranteed to be 100% Trados-compatible.

5) Export the source TMX from Google Translator Toolkit.

6) Import the source TMX into the target TMX.

7) When the import is complete, you should see both source and target languages in the translation units in the target TMX. If not, then there is probably a problem with the locale.

8) In this case, delete all translation units again, then import the source TMX again using the following setting in Olifant: "Ignore region differences in language identifiers."

9) When the import is complete, check the target TMX again to make sure all translation units have now been properly imported.

10) Save the target TMX and close Olifant.

11) Import the target TMX back into the target TM in Trados.


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