Need MultiTerm 5, cannot convert MT5 into MT7
Thread poster: Marinus Vesseur

Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
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Aug 30, 2005

Dear colleagues

A customer sent me a MultiTerm 5 database, which I cannot convert into MT7. If I had only kept my MultiTerm 5 installed I could have worked with that, but I haven't got it anymore. Since Trados support says that MultiTerm is really only a freebie that comes with Trados, is there a chance that I could download it somewhere for free?
Appreciate your help.


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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MultiTerm Convert? Aug 30, 2005

Hi Marinus,
A customer sent me a MultiTerm 5 database, which I cannot convert into MT7.

What happens if you try to convert the .mtw file using MT Convert?

Best regards,
Ralf


 

Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
Canada
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MT 5 conversion Aug 30, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:
What happens if you try to convert the .mtw file using MT Convert?
Ralf

Hi Ralf

I used to get a message saying that the file had the wrong codepage type or something. I cannot reproduce the error message because now it says: "The database could not be opened. I looks as if the file has been renamed or deleted in the meantime..." Funny, this appears if you try to convert it again after the first error message, I've tried on two other pc's: same thing. I suspect MTConvert to have made an alteration that makes the mtw-file unfit for further use.
Any clue?


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Which languages? Aug 30, 2005

Hi again,
I used to get a message saying that the file had the wrong codepage type or something.

Do you know if the termbase contains non-Western languages?

I suspect MTConvert to have made an alteration that makes the mtw-file unfit for further use.

Don't think so, TBH, as MTConvert only reads the file; however, if you were forced to abort the process, your operating system might still 'think' that the file is in use.

Best regards,
Ralf


 

Marinus Vesseur  Identity Verified
Canada
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MT5 reads MT5 databases best Aug 30, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:
Do you know if the termbase contains non-Western languages?
Ralf

Thanks for your help, I'v sorted it out with a re-installation of MT5. The file contains Japanese, simplified Chinese and Russian, but MT5 opens it without problems, so why MT7Convert does not, remains a mystery to me. I'm quite convinced Trados 7 was put on the market prematurely, but that's just me.
Thanks again!
Kind regards, Marinus.


 


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