Copying new segmentation rules and abbreviation lists to several translation memories
Thread poster: Hannu Jaatinen

Hannu Jaatinen  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:15
English to Finnish
+ ...
Feb 7

I have a client who has more than ten translation memories and would like to be able to change segmentation rules and abbreviations for all of them.

Is there a way to copy the language resources settings or segmentation rules to several TMs or do I just need to create new TMs every time and export/import the units. This method seems unnecessarily cumbersome if you just want to "clone" the new abbreviations, for example, to all of your TMs in the same language pair.

TIA, Hannu


George Cook
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:15
French to English
+ ...
Language Resource Template Feb 7

Hi Hannu,

What you need to do here is to create a Language Resource Template. This is quite easy to do.

In the "Translation Memories" view in Trados Studio, you will see the "Language Resource Templates" listed below the translation memories in the menu on the left-hand side. Right click on this and you have the option to create a new one. Here you can specify segmentation rules, abbreviations etc., and save to a convenient location.

This template can then be applied to any TM. It will be necessary to re-index the TM before use.

Hope this helps.


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

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

Copying new segmentation rules and abbreviation lists to several translation memories

Advanced search

Déjà Vu X3
Try it, Love it

Find out why Déjà Vu is today the most flexible, customizable and user-friendly tool on the market. See the brand new features in action: *Completely redesigned user interface *Live Preview *Inline spell checking *Inline

More info »
SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running, helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features, ensures new

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search