Software

bitext2tmx

Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Translation memory
Version: 
1.0 M0
Price: 
€ 0,- (open source)
Description: 
bitext2tmx is an open source programm to segment and align corresponding translated senteces (of a source document and its translation, both in plain text format) and generate a TMX file from the results for use in CAT tools such as SDL Trados Studio. The corresponding sentences used are currently read in from two plain files.
Comment: 
bitext2tmx is a fast and stable program and a good replacement for the alignment tool in SDL Trados Studio. The application is not installed, just extract the download file into a directory of your choice and click on the *.jar file to start it. bitext2tmx is a Java application, so it requires Java in order to work on supported operating systems (Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, Windows). Version 1.0 M1 of bitext2tmx is in development.
Reviewer: 
Beate Kuhl

 

CodeZapper

Publisher: 
David Turner
Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Word processing
Version: 
2.9.1
Price: 
€ 20,-
Description: 
CodeZapper is a collection of Word VBA macros to clean Word files before being imported into CAT software like SDL Studio. Word documents are often inflicted with unnecessary and even harmful codes or redundant tags (e.g. language tags, track changes tags, spellchecker tags, soft hyphens, scaling and spacing changes, redundant bookmarks etc.)
Comment: 
All these codes and tags may impair translation texts and as a consequence also translation memories. Text gained by OCR or by a converted PDF file may be even worse. CodeZapper can remove unnecessary tags while retaining formatting and layout. It can be run as a macro (for a single file) or as batch (for several files). No installation is required. The dot file containing the macros is to be copied to MS Word's startup folder. CodeZapper is useful for LSPs when introducing a XLIFF-based CAT systems.
Reviewer: 
Heinz Zundl

 

Okapi Framework

Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Quality assurance
Terminology extraction
Translation memory
Price: 
€ 0,-
Description: 
The Okapi Framework is a cross-platform and free open-source set of components and applications that offer extensive support for localizing and translating documentation and software. It includes: - a GUI application to launch various utilities related to translation and localization tasks, such as text extraction, text merging, pre-translation, terms extraction, file format conversion, translation comparion etc.; a GUI application that performs various quality checks on bilingual translation files; - a GUI application to create and maintain segmentation rules - a command-line tool that offers many functions - a plugin to use with OmegaT - an application server to execute batch processing remotely
Comment: 
Nice open source tool with functions SDL Trados Studio does not provide. Since it is open source, the code can be reused in your own programming projects.
Reviewer: 
Beate Kuhl

 

Olifant Translation Memory Editor

Publisher: 
Okapi
Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Translation memory
Version: 
3.0.8
Price: 
€ 0,-
Description: 
Olifant is a .NET application that allows you to load or import translation memories in different formats (such as TMX or tab-delimited). You can edit the translation units, their attributes and any other associated data. Olifant allows you to save or export your data in various formats. The tool provide a table-driven interface to easily navigate through the translation memory. It offers functions such as flagging duplicates, search and replacing text using regular expressions, filtering the entries based on various criteria, merging other TMs into an existing one, exporting part of the TM, and many other utilities.
Comment: 
Very useful tool for translation memory maintenance with functions not offered by SDL Trados Studio. Unfortunately, the tool is from 2009 and will not be further developed.
Reviewer: 
Beate Kuhl

 

UltraEdit

Publisher: 
IDM Computer Solutions
Language: 
MULTI
Category: 
Word processing
Version: 
24.10
Price: 
ca. 100,- €
Description: 
Powerful text editor that can handle and edit files in excess of 4 gigabyte. It can be used for programming in several languages (HTML, PHP, Perl, C++, Java etc.) and provides many features to modify hex data. It supports Unicode/UTF-8 and is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Comment: 
This editor can open very large text files in many formats. Therefore it is very useful for maintaining large files exported from SDL Trados Studio (*.tmx) and MultiTerm (*.xml).
Reviewer: 
Beate Kuhl

 

XML Marker

Publisher: 
Symbol Click Software LLC
Category: 
Other tools, including hardware devices
Version: 
2.2
Price: 
Free to try, $125 to buy.
Description: 
XML Marker is an XML and Json Editor that uses a synchronized table-tree-and-text display to show you both the hierarchical and the tabular nature of your XML data. It automatically produces a tabular display of any selected tag by collecting repeating attribute and tag names and then arranging them into columns. The result is a clutter-free and informative tabular display. The implementation is very efficient in memory and CPU resources so you can quickly navigate through very large XML files – up to about 500 megabytes. More features include table sorting, syntax-highlighting editor, automatic indentation/pretty-printing of existing code, drill down, as-you-type syntax checking, bookmarks, convert to spreadsheet, Branch Selector, non-collapsing editing and more. XML Marker have full internationalization support with both Unicode/utf-8 and code page encoding.
Comment: 
Very helpful for finding errors in XML files.