Wordfast Pro3.1 glossary usage
Thread poster: Srini Venkataraman

Srini Venkataraman
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Apr 22, 2013

I have 3 queries for wordfast pro3.1
1. If I upload a glossary for En-US>Tamil and being used in the current project, can I use the same glossary for Tamil>EN-US translation work later?
2. Should I be making a separate glossary for each language pair or is it possible to make a tabulated sort of - multi language glossary. e.g. EN-US/ Tamil/ Telugu.
3. When uploading tab delimited txt file, if the source and target are multi-worded, will there be any issues?if so, how to have a work around ( say can I upload a glossary in xls format?)
Thanks in advance


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Alex Lago  Identity Verified
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Hope this answers your questions Apr 23, 2013

Srini Venkataraman wrote:

I have 3 queries for wordfast pro3.1
1. If I upload a glossary for En-US>Tamil and being used in the current project, can I use the same glossary for Tamil>EN-US translation work later?


No you would have to create a new Tamil>EN-US one using the EN-US>Tamil (say by exporting and opening in excel and then swapping the source and target columns around and the importing into WFP), however the glossaries would not be synchronized
and any new terms you put in one would not be updated in the other, so you will constantly have to copy one to the other.

Srini Venkataraman wrote:
2. Should I be making a separate glossary for each language pair or is it possible to make a tabulated sort of - multi language glossary. e.g. EN-US/ Tamil/ Telugu.


No you can't do this, when you create a glossary it automatically gets linked to a language pair (that you choose) so you will need one (or more, I recommend trying to separate your glossaries by subjects) glossary for each language pair.

Srini Venkataraman wrote:
3. When uploading tab delimited txt file, if the source and target are multi-worded, will there be any issues?if so, how to have a work around ( say can I upload a glossary in xls format?)
Thanks in advance


Not sure I understand you, do you mean if the glossary term has more than one word?, for example ("framework agreement"), if that's what you mean then no there is no problem having terms with more than one word provided the source and target (and comments if any) are separated by a tab and each new term is in a different paragraph


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Srini Venkataraman
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Thanks Apr 23, 2013

Thanks Alex for the clarification.
I have started using WFP since last 2 weeks only so the teething problems!!


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