Default source and target languages?
Thread poster: robroy

robroy
Local time: 00:07
German to English
Apr 7, 2010

Hello,

Where can I find the setting to define German as my default source language (for all projects) and English as my default target language? Under Options -> Profile -> Settings -> Languages I can define my working language ("the language into which you will be translating"), in my case English, but whenever I create a new project, the default source language is always English and not German. I know there is a setting there somewhere, but I cannot find it!

Thank you

Rob Roy


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Ali M. Alsaqqa  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:07
English to Arabic
easy Apr 8, 2010

Hello, I am assuming that you use SDL Trados Studio 2009

Try this :

Tools --> Options --> Editor --> Languages

There you will see the default languages.


Ali

[Edited at 2010-04-08 01:36 GMT]


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robroy
Local time: 00:07
German to English
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Wrong program? Apr 8, 2010

Thank you Ali, but I think you have got the wrong program!

My problem is with Transit (not Trados).

I forgot to mention, by the way, that I'm using Transit XV Smart, SP 26.

Rob Roy


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Geneviève Granger  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 00:07
Member (2006)
English to French
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This has to be changed in the default project Apr 8, 2010

This project can be found in the installation directory of Transit under \Config\GLOBAL\, the file is called Default.prj: open this file in a text editor (e.g. Transit itself can be used for such purposes).
Look for the "SourceLanguage=" string. You have to set here the Windows code for the languages you wish to have, thus, in your case, set 1031 for German (Germany) as a source language, and, in the 2 next lines, e.g. either 1033 for English (US) or 2057 for English (UK) as a target language. Save the file and close it. The next time you will create a new project, the languages will be set accordingly.
Geneviève


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robroy
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Is there no easier way? Apr 8, 2010

Thanks Geneviève,

I carried out the changes as you described, and it seems to work fine now.

I just can't help thinking there should be an easier way! But now the problem is solved - thanks again!

Rob Roy


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Ali M. Alsaqqa  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:07
English to Arabic
sorry Apr 8, 2010

robroy wrote:

Thank you Ali, but I think you have got the wrong program!

My problem is with Transit (not Trados).

I forgot to mention, by the way, that I'm using Transit XV Smart, SP 26.

Rob Roy


My fault. Sorry.


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