importing xml text repository into a tmw?
Thread poster: transatlantic

Local time: 11:28
German to English
Jan 3, 2006

Hi all,

I've been sent a text repository in xml format, but am not quite sure what to do with it.

I tried importing it into Multiterm, which didn't work.

Then I tried opening it in Tag Editor. When that didn't work, I created the missing ini file using ingen2.exe. Now the text is there, and at least now readable.

However I'd like to have it as a tmw. Currently the tag layout looks like this:

Im Hintergrund werden neue Resources bereitgestellt.
New resources are available in the background.

The source and target segments are merely being read by Tag Editor as separate segments, unrelated to each other.

Do I need a different tool?

Any help appreciated.




Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:28
English to German
+ ...
Customised tool required Jan 4, 2006

First of all, tags are not shown in the forum, as the forum software interprets them as internal code. There's a "code" tag available, which you may want to try.

Regarding your query, I don't think it's possible to answer without knowing the exact file layout - it's the very nature of XML that the relevant structures are customised by the author.

I'm currently working on a project with a similar issue; this was solved via a specially-designed stylesheet converting the source layout into TTX. (Trados developers did that - obviously, at a cost.) It might be worthwhile to check with the author of that repository whether they can export the date in TTX-compliant format. (Open another TTX file with a text editor to see the structure.)

Best regards,


Local time: 11:28
German to English
ask, and ye shall receive Jan 4, 2006

Hi Ralf,

thanks for setting me straight on this.

I asked for the file in Trados-compliant format, and there it was, in my e-mail inbox, just a few hours later.

best regards,


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