Help: Rails .yml translation
Thread poster: Setti Mulari

Setti Mulari  Identity Verified
New Zealand
Local time: 01:27
Finnish to English
Nov 3, 2009

Dear colleagues,

I've been asked to help with localising a website for a friend's company, which I was happy to do. Then he said he uses Rails and the source file will be a .yml file - I had no idea what he was talking about.icon_smile.gif

I've never come across this before and I quickly checked Trados documentation, which did not mention .yml and Google results weren't very specific in terms of translation of yml files.

It's a brand new thing for me - I didn't even know what Rails was until I came across it today. Could someone let me know what the best tools and approaches are for this kind of a project?

Thanks ever-so-much.

Setti.


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:27
French to German
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yml is the file extension for YAML files Nov 3, 2009

Setti Mulari wrote:

Dear colleagues,

I've been asked to help with localising a website for a friend's company, which I was happy to do. Then he said he uses Rails and the source file will be a .yml file - I had no idea what he was talking about.icon_smile.gif

I've never come across this before and I quickly checked Trados documentation, which did not mention .yml and Google results weren't very specific in terms of translation of yml files.

It's a brand new thing for me - I didn't even know what Rails was until I came across it today. Could someone let me know what the best tools and approaches are for this kind of a project?

Thanks ever-so-much.

Setti.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YAML


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Bruno Marmier  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:27
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text editor Nov 3, 2009

.yml files contain programming code, configuration and databases structure info.

I think the best tool to work with is a text editor.

I don't know if Ruby on rails has a format for localization files. A lot of Unix-related project use the .po files.

Anyway, text editor will always work.

Regards

Bruno


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Laurent KRAULAND  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:27
French to German
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A most useful hint, Bruno! Nov 3, 2009

Bruno Marmier wrote:

Anyway, text editor will always work.

Regards

Bruno

Indeed!icon_smile.gif


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Madeleine Chevassus  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 15:27
Member (2010)
English to French
Is it still true or are there new tools to work on .yml files? Sep 25, 2014

Hello all, I find this discussion in ..2014
As we (froggies) say, water has flown under the bridges..


Like Setti, initiator of this forum entry, I accepted to translate a (friendly) Internet site, but in fact the input files formats are new to me: *.yml and *.haml, I suppose these have smthg common with XML.

1) I could enter these files into MemoQ 2013 "as source XML files", and I know what to translate and what not to translate, but it is very hard for my eyes. I hope the ouput files will be of the form *.yml and *.haml, can somebody confirm?
as you perhaps know, with MemoQ, I need to do most of the translation before generating an outpt file.

2) Is there a more user friendly way of doing that? Editor, OK, I was thinking of an editor indicating - for instance with colours - what is text and what is not? i was thinking of a free/open source application? suggestions welcome.

May be something is available now, which was not in 2009..

Thank you for your help - Madeleineicon_smile.gif


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Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 15:27
English to German
Notepad++ Sep 25, 2014

Madeleine Chevassus wrote:
Editor, OK, I was thinking of an editor indicating - for instance with colours - what is text and what is not?


Notepad++ with appropriate settings?
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2235606/best-yaml-editor-for-windows-users

But there are lots of Google hits for YAML + editor. Nowadays, syntax-highlighting is a standard feature.


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Giacomo Falconi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:27
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MemoQ 2013 is perfect for *.yml files Sep 26, 2014

Hi Madelaine,
you can simply create a new project in MemoQ and select your source *.yml file, as this is a format well-managed by MemoQ.
For *.haml files, you can open them in Notepad, save as .txt (Unicode) and add them to the same project in MemoQ, in order to translate all of your files in the same environment and with the same TM.

I hope this helps

Giacomo
http://www.wordbridge.it/cat-tool-tips/


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Giacomo Falconi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:27
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MemoQ 2013 is perfect for *.yml files Sep 26, 2014

I forgot to add that at the end of the process you'll need to reopen the source *.haml files and copy/paste the content of your translated .txt files.

Giacomo


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Noel McCourt  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 14:27
English
*.yml and *.haml as TTX or XLIFF Sep 26, 2014

Hi Madelaine,

If you prefer not work in MemoQ directly with these files, I can prepare them as XLIFF or TTX (or Trados Studio files) and you won't need to worry about seeing what should be translated and what should be ignored. I do this regularly for clients before sending to translation.

Depending on the format and tools which you have available to you, I may need the files after translation to convert back to the original format.

Let me know if I can help.

Regards,
Noel.


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EduardTsoy
Russian Federation
Local time: 16:27
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How to convert .YML/.YAML to .TTX/.XLIFF/.SDLXLIFF? Anything wrong with MemoQ? Jul 1, 2015

as XLIFF or TTX (or Trados Studio files)


Hi Noel,

Could you please tell how to convert .yaml/.yml files to .ttx/.xliff/.sdlxliff?
Are there any disadvantages in working with .yml directly in MemoQ?
Thank you!

Ed


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