Wordfast 5.1 - Using same TM for EN-GB and EN-US projects
Thread poster: momolja
momolja
United Kingdom
Sep 7

I've just started using WfPro 5.1 (moving straight from 3.4.1).

I translate into English, and projects vary between requiring UK or US English. I need to be able to use the same TM for either, and this wasn't a problem with Wf 3.

If I now try to use my TM (set to EN-GB as target language) for an EN-US project in Wf 5.1 I get a complaint and the TM is disabled.

Anyone have the same problem? Am I missing something obvious here, or is there a workaround if not?


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JL01  Identity Verified
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Just EN Sep 7

Have you tried changing the TM target language to plain-vanilla EN?

Or, duplicate your TM into an EN-US TM, and then use both of them for each job?

Then again, doing so will make spell-checking unreliable.


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momolja
United Kingdom
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Solved as below Sep 12

JL01 wrote:

Have you tried changing the TM target language to plain-vanilla EN?

Or, duplicate your TM into an EN-US TM, and then use both of them for each job?

Then again, doing so will make spell-checking unreliable.


This was the advice from Wordfast:
"In your case one solution would be to export the TM as TMX and then Find/Replace EN-GB locale with EN locale, then import the TM back to WF as EN locale TM inside EN-GB and EN-US target language projects. This way your TM is always EN and can be used in any country variant locale project like EN-US/EN-GB. This way your spellchecker is fine for the project."

I did that (export the TM to tmx format, open with text editor, replace EN-GB and EN-US with EN, save) and tried to import this back into Wordfast. At that point I got an error message about the header of the TM but I was able to resolve that using the WfClassic data editor (as per Wordfast Help page on error messages). I was then able to import this "plain vanilla" TM. The only other thing I had to make sure of was the project as such didn't already specify UK or US English as target but was just set for English.

Hopefully this should work now; I'll update on here if not.


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