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Version 1.0 of Jamming2Felix released

Mar. 4th 2012

I’ve just released version 1.0 of Jamming2Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This version fixes some bugs when converting Jamming files.

About Jamming2Felix

Jamming2Felix is a free utility for converting Jamming glossaries into Felix format. Jamming is a popular glossary program in Japan.

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Felix Tip: Step-by-Step Instructions for Adding Excel Glossary

Feb. 21st 2012

Felix lets you import a translation memory (TM) or glossary straight from Microsoft Excel. Some users were having trouble figuring out how to do this from the manual entry, so here are some step-by-step instructions.

Click the images for an enlarged view.

Open the glossary in Excel

Step 1: Open glossary in Excel

Step 1: Open glossary in Excel

Select the top-left cell (source term) of the glossary.

If you are using Excel 2007 or later, you should be on the Add-ins tab. I like to arrange Felix and Excel/Word as shown in the screenshot.

From the Felix menu, select Add Glossary

Step 2: From the Felix menu, select Add Glossary

Step 2: From the Felix menu, select Add Glossary

The glossary is added to Felix

Step 3: The glossary is added to Felix

Step 3: The glossary is added to Felix

The last pair to be added appears in the Glossary window.

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, tips | 1 Comment »

Version 1.9.5 of Memory Serves released

Jan. 17th 2012

I’ve released version 1.9.5 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

The main improvements and fixes in this version are as follows.

  • Fix to Memory Importer utility enables large TMs/glossaries to be imported
  • Fix to memory error when loading or saving large TMs/glossaries
  • Now possible to specify location in which data file is saved (data file holds TMs/glossaries)

 

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Version 1.6.7.2 of Felix released

Oct. 27th 2011

I’ve released version 1.6.7.2 of Felix.

Get the latest version here.

This is a bug-fix version that corrects the following bugs:

  • Error loading remote glossaries (regression in version 1.6.7)
  • Error loading preferences files (regression in version 1.6.7)
  • Bug with edit mode when displaying all TM matches on single page
  • Changes to minimum match score were not reflected until Felix was restarted

I recommend that you upgrade to the latest version of Felix if you have been affected by any of these bugs.

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Felix version 1.6.7 released

Sep. 17th 2011

I’ve just released version 1.6.7 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main new features and improvements in this version are as follows.

  1. “One translation per source” option
  2. PowerPoint Felix interface made consistent with Word and Excel interfaces
  3. “Correct Translation” keyboard shortcut for Excel

1. “One translation per source” option

There is now an option to only allow one translation per source segment. By default, Felix allows any number of translations for the same source segment.

When this feature is enabled, if you add a new translation for an existing source segment in the TM, the existing record will be replaced.

To enable this feature, go to Tools > Preferences, then click on the Memory tab, and select “One translation per source segment.”

Note: You should set this option before loading any TMs. If you change it after a TM is loaded, you could get unexpected results.

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2. PowerPoint Felix interface made consistent with Word and Excel interfaces

The Felix interface for PowerPoint now matches those for Word and Excel, with a translation and review mode.

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3. “Correct Translation” keyboard shortcut for Excel

There is now a “Correct Translation” keyboard shortcut option for Excel. To activate this option, go to the Felix menu in Excel, and select Preferences. Then select Keyboard Shortcuts, and assign a keyboard shortcut for “Correct Translation”. The default is CTRL+ALT+UP.

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Felix version 1.6.6 released

Apr. 18th 2011

I’ve just released version 1.6.6 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

Here is a list of the main improvements and fixes in this version.

  1. “Remove All” feature for Memory Manager
  2. Bug Fix: Correcting translation creates new record
  3. Bug Fix: Long “add entry” entries get broken into multiple lines
  4. Memory Manager: Give option to show old manager
  5. Bug Fix: Broken css/javascript on Japanese Memory Manager window
  6. Allow unlimited number of files in loaded history

1. “Remove All” feature for Memory Manager

You can now remove all TMs/glossaries in the Memory Manager window with a single click.

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2. Bug Fix: Correcting translation creates new record

There was a bug where in some cases, “correcting” a translation actually added a new entry.

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3. Bug Fix: Long “add entry” entries get broken into multiple lines

In the “Add Entry” dialog, long entries would get broken into multiple lines.

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4. Memory Manager: Give option to show old manager

Some users with older versions of Internet Explorer (typically corporate mandated) had problems using the features of the new Memory Manager window. There is now an option to use the old Memory Manager dialog: from the Preferences dialog (Tools >> Preferences), select the “Use old memory manager” checkbox.

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5. Bug Fix: Broken css/javascript on Japanese Memory Manager window

On the Japanese version of the Memory Manager window, pages were not displayed properly due to broken CSS and JavaScript links.

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6. Allow unlimited number of files in loaded history

You can now keep an unlimited number of files in the loaded history (used in the “Load previous memories/glossaires on next startup” option). The previous limit was 15 items each.

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A macro to export an MS Word table as a Felix TM

Mar. 13th 2011

I’ve written a Word macro that will export a table as a Felix TM.

The table should be in the following format:

Source 1 Translation 1
Source 2 Translation 2

To Install

  1. Download the RegisterTableTM.zip
    macro file. (Right click and choose “Save As…”)
  2. Unzip “RegisterTableTM.zip”
  3. Launch Microsoft Word
  4. Press Alt + F11 to topen the Microsoft Word Visual Basic window.
  5. From the File menu, select Import File…

  6. Import the “RegisterTableTM.bas” file.
    Close the Visual Basic window.

To Use

Press Alt + F8 to get the macro window, and specify RegisterTableTM.RegisterTableTM.

Next, click Run.

The first table in the document will be exported as a Felix TM.

If you will be using a macro more frequently, then you can assign it a keyboard shortcut. To do so,

  1. Select Tools >> Customize
  2. Click Keyboard
  3. Set the “Categories” to Macros, and “Commands” to the macro you wish to assign
  4. Select “Press new shortcut key,” and press your keyboard shortcut.
  5. Click Assign.

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Felix version 1.6.5 released

Mar. 7th 2011

I’ve just released version 1.6.5 of Felix.

You can get the latest version here.

Below are the main improvements and bug fixes in this release.

  1. Quality Check
  2. Raise Felix on operation
  3. More files can be opened simultaneously
  4. Bug fix: “Get” command in Excel erased cell if there was no translation
  5. Bug fix: Failure to import some TMX files
  6. Bug fix: Strip Tags action

1. Quality Check

Felix now has a QC feature, which lets you perform quality checks on TMs. To enable the feature, open the Memory Manager, and click “QC Settings”.

To QC a TM, click “QC” in the Memory Manager. Enable “Perform live checking” to check TM entries as they are added.

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2. Raise Felix on operation

The Office Add-ins (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) have an option to raise the Felix window whenever a Felix command is executed (such as a lookup or retrieval).

To enable this option, go to the Felix Properties, and select the “Raise Felix window on Felix operation” checkbox.

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3. More files can be opened simultaneously

The size of the “Open Dialog” buffer has been increased, so that it should be possible to open at least 500 TM/glossary files at the same time.

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4. Bug fix: “Get” command in Excel erased cell if there was no translation

If the “Get” command was executed in Excel when there was no translation, it would erase the cell’s contents.

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5. Bug fix: Failure to import some TMX files

Felix was failing to import certain types of TMX file.

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6. Bug fix: Strip Tags action

If the Strip Tags action caused a field to become empty (i.e. it only consisted of formatting tags, and no content), then it would cause an error, aborting the operation and leaving the TM empty.

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Version 1.8 of Memory Serves released

Feb. 7th 2011

I released version 1.8 of Memory Serves yesterday.

Get the latest version here.

The main improvements in this release are faster queries (around 30% faster TM searches on average), new built-in help, and fixes for some broken links.

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free program for sharing your Felix translation memories over a local network (LAN or VPN).

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Memory Serves | No Comments »

Version 0.3 of XLIFF Translator released

Dec. 27th 2010

I’ve just released version 0.3 of XLIFF Translator.

Get the latest version here.

Here are the main improvements:

  • “Review Mode” interface with side-by-side source and translation, and “note” field (see relevant manual entry)
  • “Auto Translate” and “Auto Translate to Fuzzy” functions implemented
  • Easier navigation through segments (see relevant manual entry)

Click here for the online documentation.

About XLIFF Translator

XLIFF Translator is a free tool for generating and translating XLIFF files. It’s made to work with the Felix translation memory system, but can also be used as an XLIFF editor/creator.

XLIFF Translator screen shot

XLIFF Translator

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Felix, tools | 1 Comment »
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