Import trados tm into wordfast
Thread poster: Anna Ryden
Anna Ryden  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:10
English to Swedish
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Jul 2, 2008

Hello,

I recently had do disinstall Trados (an old version with dongle) because it wasn't possible to use it with a subtitling software that also needs a dongle. So instead I bought a license for wordfast, my clients said they had absolutely no problems with me working in WF instead of in TWB.
OK, but now a client sent me a TWB tm that I need to use.

Could somebody explain to me how I import this TWB tm into wordfast? the files are .iix, .mdf, .mtf, .mwf, .tmw

thanks in advance!


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Lori Cirefice  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 12:10
French to English
Ask your client Jul 2, 2008

to convert it to tmx and then send back to you

or else find a colleague who can do the same


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Anna Ryden  Identity Verified
Italy
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English to Swedish
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ok thanks Jul 2, 2008

I thought as much, but I hoped that maybe there was a way around...

thanks!


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FarkasAndras
Local time: 12:10
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no workaround afaik Jul 2, 2008

SDL made the trados memory incompatible with other formats and impossible to open with text editors on purpose afaik.

Of course you can still ask a forum member (e.g. me) to open it with trados and export it into tmx or txt for you.

Maybe xbench can handle these things? I don't have xbench so I have no idea.


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Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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English to Russian
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try Olifant TM editor. Jul 2, 2008

It's free

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Piotr Bienkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
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Definitely TMX Jul 3, 2008

Lori Cirefice wrote:

to convert it to tmx and then send back to you

or else find a colleague who can do the same


I agree with Lori.

Piotr


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