Changing language settings (TXML files, TMs, projects)
Thread poster: Alice Klingener

Alice Klingener  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:38
Swedish to English
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Jan 25, 2010

So it's my first project using Wordfast Pro (rather than Classic). The PM has sent me several TXML files, each with a different source and target language pair defined, all of them wrong. Because of the random language pairs, each TXML file I open won't work with the project or TM that I've already started. So my questions are:

1. How to change the languages on a TXML file (and can this be done retroactively, after translation?)
2. How to change the languages on a project retroactively?
3. How to change the languages on a TM retroactively?

Thanks,

Alice Klingener


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xxxNMR
France
Local time: 20:38
French to Dutch
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As far as I understand this system Jan 26, 2010

(but I'm using WF Pro for a week now) you'll have to create a project per language pair. How complicated (comparing to WF Classic). If this is so, I will have the same problem (I have two source languages, in most cases even mixed up in the same TM).

Can someone confirm this?


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 21:38
English to Arabic
Yes Jan 26, 2010

Dear Alice,

Alice Klingener wrote:

1. How to change the languages on a TXML file (and can this be done retroactively, after translation?)



Yes. Close WFP. Right-click the TXML file > Open with > NotePad. In the header, you will see: locale="-". This the source language; change it as you like. Also, you will see: targetlocale="-". This the target language; change it as you like. Make sure you enter proper language codes, e.g. "EN-US", "FR-FR", etc.

Note: If you have the source file, you may prefer to open it again in WFP and pre-translate it using the TM to generate a new TXML file with the correct locales.


Alice Klingener wrote:

2. How to change the languages on a project retroactively?




Just create a new project; there is no problem in it.


Alice Klingener wrote:

3. How to change the languages on a TM retroactively?




Close WFP. Right-click the TM file > Open with > NotePad and apply find-replace operations on the language locales as you like.

Note: If all what you need is to reverse the TM language locales, you can do that in Wordfast Classic.


If you have any further questions, please let me know.


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Best regards,
Yasmin Moslem

Wordfast Support Team
www.wordfast.com | www.wordfast.net


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Bennyhi
Local time: 21:38
English to Hebrew
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Thanks Apr 29, 2010

Hi Yasmin,
I also Had the same problem,

It Worked like a Charm,

Thanks for your help,

Best regards,

Benny Hillman

Milim




[Edited at 2010-04-29 08:57 GMT]


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Cassia Afini  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Member (2011)
English to Portuguese
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Thank you! Sep 25, 2015

This old post just saved me.

I had some files that were being reject by the agency system, and I needed to change language code and had no idea it was so simple!



Thanks for saving my deadline!


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Grite  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:38
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@yasmin Jul 28, 2016

Yasmin, I have the same problem (changing txml language pair from NL to FR-FR to NL-NL to FR-FR and did what you advise, except that since I work in Mac I opened the txml in TextEdit. Found the locale and target locale, changed, and saved.
Now if I want to open the txml in WFP I get 'invalid document format detected". What did I do wrong?

thanks


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