Creating TM from xml files in Trados
Thread poster: Momox2017

United Kingdom
May 15, 2017


My company will start outsourcing some translation files to a freelancer who has a CAT tool (TRADOS). We cannot provide him with TMX files, but we can send him previous translations of an English list of strings, in XML. Will the freelancer be able to use the English strings plus translated equivalents to create a TM? It might not be 100% perfect alignment, but will it help him at all?

Thank you!

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Michaela Moosbrugger
Local time: 17:40
English to German
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Alignment May 16, 2017

What kind of source/target content are we talking about?
To align existing text the translator will need two separate files - one containing the source language and the other containing the target language.
In what format do the existing translations exist. Do you only have bilingual xml files or what kind of files are they?

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Rolf Keller
Local time: 17:40
English to German
it depends May 16, 2017

Momox2017 wrote:

XML is a metaformat, so there are millions of different XML dialects. Actually, any .tmx file is an .xml file.

Trados can import XML, but the translator might need some know-how to make the necessary settings for your XML dialect.

[Bearbeitet am 2017-05-16 09:50 GMT]

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