WFC 6.99 SE sibling TMs
Thread poster: DZiW

DZiW
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Jan 19

Hello,

A friend of mine asked me to assist with getting into CATing--i.e. WordFast Classic on MS Office 2013.
It was ok, before I noticed that the latest version uses a test Background TM, ignoring two sibling ones at the same folder. The settings are standard and Concordance manually does find 75%+ fuzzy matches properly.

1) Is a demo WFC somehow restricted or a new version has certain specifics?

2) How to enable "up to 20 colleagues via LAN", would different WFC versions (5+) and W8/7/Vista/XP 32/64 get along?

Thank you


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Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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"start using Wordfast Classic with all its features activated, except these demo limitations" Jan 19

1) Quoting from Wordfast web site (https://www.wordfast.net/?go=demo) the only limitations of the demo versions are:

"The Translation Memory (TM) will hold only about 1000 translation units. When the limit is reached, a message will tell you; at that point, you can create a new, empty translation memory(1) and keep translating.

Links to Machine Translation (MT) will only work for two or three segments in a session.

The demo mode is not time-limited"

2) Wordfast web site actual quote is "An unlimited number of users can share the same glossaries over a LAN (Local Area Network)." (see https://www.wordfast.net/index.php?go=specifications&lang=engb#of).

The procedure is explained (succinctly, I must add) on page 18 of the current manual (https://www.wordfast.net/zip/wf_en6_4.zip)

I don't understand your mention that Wf " ignor[es] two sibling ones at the same folder". Did you try to select one of the existing TMs as BTM? if such selection is impossible, then it is because of the 500 TU limit of demo mode.

In such a case, your colleague might use WfAnywhere to get a taste of the features.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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@DZ Jan 19

DZiW wrote:
I noticed that the latest version uses a test Background TM, ignoring two sibling ones at the same folder.


The latest user manual doesn't mention anything about a "test background TM". I assume we're talking about concordance searches here, sincec you mention "sibling TMs". Do you mean that WFC creates its own BTM and then searches it? Or what do you mean by "test BTM"?

I don't use the latest version, but concordance searches always search the TM first, then the BTM, and then any sibling TMs, up to the maximum number of results. What is your maximum number of results (in PB e.g. ConcordanceMaxHits=100)?

The settings are standard and Concordance manually does find 75%+ fuzzy matches properly.


It's not possible to set a fuzzy percentage for concordance searches, as far as I know. You can set concordance to find only exact expressions, or not, or to find only exact words, or not, but concordance search will always find results with all the words that you search for, so it's never fuzzy.

So... what do you mean, then?

How to enable "up to 20 colleagues via LAN", would different WFC versions (5+) and W8/7/Vista/XP 32/64 get along?


If I understand correctly, you can share TMs and glossaries via the LAN, and those are simply text files. It should not matter which OS or which version of WFC anyone is using, since all versions of WFC use the same TM and glossary format.


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DZiW
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So far Jan 20

For a demonstration I created a new TM1, assigned a background TM2 from the folder with TM3 and TM4.
The fuzzy threshold is 75% and Concordance set for all sibling TMs.
While WF says no match, a concordance search returns entries from TM3&4, leveraged at 75%+ when added to TM2 (BTM).

IF it's a demo limitation, then fine, yet--
How to make WFC search all sibling TMs without total merging?
(they are of different areas/styles/clients)


Ok, I seem to remember XP plus Vista/W7/8 LAN issues (empty passwords and like), but had doubts regarding WF versions.


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Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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Classic doesn't Jan 20

Wf Classic is limited to TM & BTM. What you describe is normal behavior.


DZiW wrote:

For a demonstration I created a new TM1, assigned a background TM2 from the folder with TM3 and TM4.
The fuzzy threshold is 75% and Concordance set for all sibling TMs.
While WF says no match, a concordance search returns entries from TM3&4, leveraged at 75%+ when added to TM2 (BTM).

IF it's a demo limitation, then fine, yet--
How to make WFC search all sibling TMs without total merging?
(they are of different areas/styles/clients)



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DZiW
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Thank you Jan 22

I must have confused something or had a third-party/macro to process the entire TMs folder

Cheers)


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