Getting/Saving Translations with Trados

Trados-related topic

 

Example: Getting (Importing) Translations from a Trados™ Translation Memory

The following is a step-by-step demonstration of how to import (get) translations from a Trados translation memory (TM) for text entries in the current project's target language.  This example shows you how to perform an import for a single item as well as for a number of items all at once.  "Import" refers to the process of searching for matching translations and entering them as translations for selected items.  A Trados TM must be accessible in order to perform this operation.  The TM must also support the current project's source and target languages (in this example the source language is English and the target language is Japanese).

 

To import (get) translations for items in the current project, first select the entry or entries for which to import in the Text Table view (Figure 1).

 

 

Figure 1:  Five non-translated items selected in the Text Table view.

 

 

After selecting the items for which you want to get translations, use any of the following:

the Find and Get Translation command in the Trados menu.

the Find and Get Translation (Auto-Translate) button in the Trados toolbar, shown right.

the Get Translation(s) command in the Dictionaries menu.

the Auto-Translate button in the Dictionaries toolbar, shown right.

The Import from Dictionary button (for importing translations in general- select the Get Translation(s) from Dictionary command), shown right.

 

Start the import in RC-WinTrans.  Translations in the TM matching the given specifications will be imported for the selected items.  The number of text entries imported is displayed in a Flash Info window (Figure 2).

 

 

Figure 2:  The Flash Info window indicating the number of imported items, displayed upon completion of the import operation.

 

 

RC-WinTrans sets a temporary (blue dot) marker (see Figure 3) for each imported translation. You can use the Next Marked Item and Previous Marked Item toolbar buttons to move between markers/marked items.

 

 

Figure 3:  Five items in the Text Table view for which translations have been imported (as indicated by temporary (blue dot) markers).

 

 

Example: Saving (Exporting) Translations to a Trados Translation Memory

The following is a step-by-step demonstration of how to export (save) translations from an RC-WinTrans translation project to a Trados TM.  This example shows you how to export a single item as well as a number of items all at once.  "Export" refers to the process of taking source texts and their corresponding translations from a translation project and adding them to a translation memory. The active Trados TM must support the current project's target language (in this example the source language is English and the target language is Japanese).

 

To export (save) translations for items in the current project, first select the entry or entries to export in the Text Table view.

 

After selecting the items that you want to save/export, use any of the following to open the Add Translations to Translation Memory dialog box (Figure 4):

 

The Save Translation button in the Trados toolbar.

The Export to Dictionary button (for exporting translations in general).

 

NOTE:  Only translated text entries can be exported.  Source texts that have not been translated are disregarded.

 

The Save Translation command opens the Add Translations to Translation Memory dialog box (Figure 4).  Confirm the dialog box by clicking on the OK button.

 

 

Figure 4:  The Add Translation(s) to Translation Memory dialog box.

 

 

 

Pressing the OK button closes the dialog box and tells RC-WinTrans to start the export.  The selected translation pairs will be added to the translation memory and a Flash Info window stating the number of exported text entries is displayed (Figure 5).  The results of the operation will be sent to the Output window in the Miscellaneous bar (Figure 6).

 

 

Figure 5:  The Flash Info window indicating the number of exported items.

 

 

Figure 6:  The Output window showing a list of the entries that have been exported (added) to a translation memory.

 

 

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