This topic discusses the major differences
between RC-WinTrans X8 and previous versions and points out some things
to consider for the migration process.
RC-WinTrans X8 still uses the Text
Table view as the main view for the project data but Project
windows now have additional (tab) views that display the source and target
languages in their original formatting and a Repetitions
view that shows repeated source text items. Since
project can now include a number files, the Text
Table view shows the data of all the files in a project together.
Edit bar is also basically the same with just a few minor changes;
this is also true of the Dialog Box
and Menu resource views.
Translators who have worked with a previous
version of RC-WinTrans should know that the translation is now done on
a project basis where a project may include a number of files (the data
of several files are translated together).
Data Migration (RC-WinTrans 4 –
7 to RC-WinTrans X8)
RC-WinTrans X8 diverges from previous versions
with its use of translation .
Versions 4 through 7 of RC-WinTrans use a Microsoft Access database (MDB,
EDB, TDB, and XDB files).
RC-WinTrans X8 cannot open or edit this previously-used
translation databases directly but by command the data of an RC-WinTrans
7 database can be converted to an RC-WinTrans
X8 translation project.
The format of RC-WinTrans dictionaries (dictionary
data) are now text files (TXT) and TMX files. Previous versions of RC-WinTrans
used a Microsoft Access database (.ddb) for dictionary data- these dictionaries
are no longer supported. The
data of the previous dictionaries can be reused by exporting the dictionary
data (with the old RC-WinTrans) to a text file, thereby creating an RC-WinTrans
X8 text file dictionary. The
exported text file must then be prepared in order to make it usable as
an RC-WinTrans X8 text dictionary by adding a header line with the language
information (language code) and separating the source and target texts
with a tab control character. Enclosing
the text data of the source and target texts in quotation marks is optional.
See also the RC-WinTrans X8 Help chapter
entitled "Text Dictionaries.“