Help with .xml properties file
Thread poster: T. Mark Humphries

T. Mark Humphries  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:54
French to English
Aug 27, 2013

Greetings,

So I have this .xml file I need to translate, and I've looked at this slideshow and at this wiki, so I understand the procedure. However, I followed the instructions, downloaded the sample properties file, used one of those for my conversion, and I still can't open the .xml file in WordFast.

Is there a simple fix, or do I need to learn how to code in order to be able to use this CAT tool?


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Srini Venkataraman
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Troubleshooting Aug 27, 2013

If you are able to paste the error message, it will facilitate troubleshooting- that's the basic thing- as you may not have been able to open due to various reasons, better to zero in.
I guess the xml file and the properties files must be in the same folder.


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T. Mark Humphries  Identity Verified
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There is no error message Aug 27, 2013

When I go to open the .xml file, it's grayed out. I can't even click on it.

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Srini Venkataraman
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May be this will help Aug 27, 2013

Dominique Pivard wrote:

SophieCT wrote:
I am obviously not understanding who to create this file.

The following file (supplied by Yasmin) has worked for me with various XLIFF files:

------------------------------
paragraphPrefix.1=]*?>
paragraphSuffix.1=
paragraphFormat.1=html-included

internalTag.1=
internalTag.2=].*?>
internalTag.5=\\$\\{[^\\{]*?\\}
internalTag.4=&[^ ;]*?;
internalTag.3=&[^; ]*?;
------------------------------

Copy the above text to a text file and name it "xlf_rules.properties".

Then, go to Wf Pro and add it in Edit > Preferences > Filters > Formats > New > Text Based Filters, as explained in slide 6 here:

http://www.wordfast.net/?kb=140-35

You should then be able to open your XML file in Wf Pro.

[Edited at 2011-06-22 06:30 GMT]


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T. Mark Humphries  Identity Verified
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I'm on a Mac... Aug 27, 2013

Not sure if that makes a difference, but when I put it in a TextEdit file, I can't select it when I pull up the conversion rules menu. I've saved it with the name you suggested.

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Kristyna Marrero  Identity Verified
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Are you able to send your file? Aug 27, 2013

If you can send me the XML file directly (kmarrero@wordfast.com), I can create a properties file for you.

Sincerely,

Kristyna


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T. Mark Humphries  Identity Verified
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Thanks Krystina Aug 29, 2013

I sent you the file, or at least I think I did. Do let me know if you haven't received it.

And I very much appreciate your help, but I'd also like to learn how to do this sort of thing for myself. It seems both imposing and impractical to ask others to take care of this for me.


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Yasmin Moslem  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 10:54
English to Arabic
Wordfast Technical Support Aug 29, 2013

Dear Mark,

The easiest and fastest way to get technical support is to contact Wordfast Technical Support directly. You should find an email from me sent on 19th August 2013 to Wordfast new users; it might be moved to the spam folder.

Again, to open a new hotline ticket, please log-in at wordfast.net with your login email and password mentioned on your invoice. Click on 'Contact the Hotline' and submit your ticket. We are available all the time to help promptly.

Kind regards,
Yasmin Moslem
Wordfast Technical Support


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