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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 1.6.4.1 of Felix released

Dec. 5th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.4.1 of Felix

You can download the latest version here.

This is a minor bug-fix release. The main improvements are as follows.

  1. Bug fix: Saving results as TMX or Trados text saved entire translation memory
  2. Translation memories and glossaries can be saved in tabbed text format
  3. Bug fix: All details became visible in Edit mode

1. Bug fix: Saving results as TMX or Trados text saved entire translation memory

Saving search results in the Search Window in TMX or Trados text format caused the entire translation memory to be saved.

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2. Translation memories and glossaries can be saved in tabbed text format

You can now save translation memories (TMs) and glossaries in tabbed-text format. For now, it’s not possible to select which fields are saved; it will be possible to select the fields (and whether a header row is output).

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3. Bug fix: All details became visible in Edit mode

When switching to Edit mode (Ctrl+E), all detailed record information became visible. This information now stays hidden.

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Felix version 1.6.4 released

Dec. 3rd 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.4 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main fixes and improvements are as follows.

  1. Bug fix: Felix was failing to load corrupt TMs
  2. “Details” links for Felix matches
  3. Simple glossary view
  4. Expanded COM API
  5. Default context
  6. Memory Manager: Undo action added for deleted records
  7. Search Window: Searches are now faster
  8. Search Window: Delete search results
  9. Search Window: Able to search by TM/glossary name
  10. Excel: Hidden cells are skipped
  11. PowerPoint bug fix: Could not cancel from “Next Slide” dialog

1. Bug fix: Felix was failing to load corrupt TMs

Felix would sometimes fail to load corrupt TMs. This was fixed so that the user has the option of discarding the corrupt/invalid entry and continuing.

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2. “Details” links for Felix matches

There are now “Details” links ([>>] in glossary windows) to view details about translation and glossary matches. Click a link to view information such as the date the record was created, who created it, and how many times it has been used.

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3. Simple glossary view

You can now choose a streamlined glossary view, with only the minimum information displayed. This allows more matches to fit on the screen, and makes it easier to check glossary matches.

To toggle between full and simple view, select View >> Simple View.

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4. Expanded COM API

The COM interface has been expanded considerably. Now it is possible to load and save TMs/glossaries, set TM/glossary properties, iterate through records, and more.

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5. Default context

You can now set a default context entry for all new translations you add. To do so, go to the Memory Manager (Tools >> Memory Manager), and click “Edit” for the desired TM/glossary. Next, enter a context value and click Submit.

Note that default context values are for that TM/glossary only, and only apply for the current session. This will be improved in a future release.

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6. Memory Manager: Undo action added for deleted records

It’s now possible to undo a deleted entry from the Browse page.

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7. Search Window: Searches are now faster

The searches in the Search Window are now considerably faster if you have a large TM/glossary.

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8. Search Window: Delete search results

There is now an option to delete all matching results in the Search Window. This is useful when you want to delete many entries at once. It is also useful for splitting TMs/glossaries: if you first save the search results to a separate TM, and then delete them from the current one, you have split your TM.

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9. Search Window: Able to search by TM/glossary name

You can now use the “mem:” or “gloss:” tag to search in a specific TM or glossary. In the Search Window, click “Search Help” to get a full list of available tags, with examples.

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10. Excel: Hidden cells are skipped

Hidden cells are skipped in Excel when using the “Look up Next” action, auto translation, or register glossary/memory action

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11. PowerPoint bug fix: Could not cancel from “Next Slide” dialog

Clicking Cancel in the Next Slide dialog would just bring that dialog up again until you made a choice and clicked OK. It’s now possible to cancel.

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Version 1.6.3 of Felix released

Oct. 13th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.3 of Felix.

You can download the latest version here.

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

  1. Regular expressions allowed in Search window
  2. Manager action: Strip tags
  3. Manager action: Trim spaces
  4. Excel: Press escape key to halt long operations
  5. Excel: Hidden cells are not auto-translated
  6. Word: Press escape key to halt long operations
  7. Bug fix: Hiragana characters were not found in Search window


1. Regular expressions allowed in Search window

You can now use regular expressions in the Search window. To use a regular expression, prefix the query by the string “regex:”.

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2. Manager action: Strip tags

You can now batch strip all formatting tags from a TM or glossary from the Mangaer window.

To perform a batch action, go to the View or Browse page for the TM or glossary, and then click “Global Actions for {Memory Name}”.

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3. Manager action: Trim spaces

You can now trim surrounding spaces from the segments in a TM or glossary from the Mangaer window.

To perform a batch action, go to the View or Browse page for the TM or glossary, and then click “Global Actions for {Memory Name}”.

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4. Excel: Press escape key to halt long operations

In Excel, you can press the escape key to halt long operations: auto translation, adding glossaries, and adding memories.

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5. Excel: Hidden cells are not auto-translated

In Excel, hidden cells are no longer counted for auto translation

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6. Word: Press escape key to halt long operations

In Word, you can press the escape key to halt auto-translate actions

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7. Bug fix: Hiragana characters were not found in Search window

In the Search window, Hiragana characters were not found in some circumstances. This is now fixed.

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Version 1.6.2 of Felix released

Sep. 27th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.2 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main improvements and fixes are as follows:

These are described in detail below.

Customize Shortcuts

The keyboard shortcuts for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint can be customized. To customize keyboard shortcuts, from the Felix menu in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, click on Felix Preferences, then click the Shortcuts… button.

The following dialog appears:

Edit Shortcuts Dialog

Click on a command in the top left window. The keyboard shortcuts for that command are shown in the top right window. In the bottom of the dialog, choose a key combo (ALT, CTRL, or CTRL+ALT), a key, and an optional second key, then click Assign to add that shortcut.

Customize Abbreviations

The list of abbreviations for Word and PowerPoint can be customized. This is a list of words that end in periods, which should not be considered the end of the sentence for segmentation (defaults include words like “Mr.” and “Ms.”). To customize the abbreviations list, from the Felix menu in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, click on Felix Preferences. Next, click the Segmentation tab, and then click the Shortcuts… button.

The following dialog appears:

Edit Abbreviations Dialog

Edit the list of abbreviations, then click OK.

Bug Fix: > and & Characters in Excel

In some cases, the “>” symbol was getting changed into “>”, and the “&” symbol was getting changed into “&” in Excel.

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Version 1.7 of Memory Serves released

Sep. 17th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.7 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

This release includes the following fixes and improvements.

  • Regular expression searching
    Prefix a string with the tag “regex:” to do regular-expression searching and replacing.
  • Upload and merge TMs/glossaries
    You can now upload TMs and glossaries, and merge them with existing ones. To do so, go to the View page for the TM or glossary you want to merge with.
  • Bug fix: Hiragana was sometimes not found on searches
  • A warning appears if Memory Serves is run at localhost (usually means there is no network connection)
  • On the global search page, each record in the results includes a link to the TM/glossary it belongs to
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Felix version 1.6.1 released

Sep. 10th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6.1 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The main features/improvements in this version are as follows.

  • Bug fix: Fixed error with loading memories/glossaries from the Memory Manager window (introduced in version 1.6)
  • Save search results as separate TM/glossary files
  • Concordance command added to Felix context menu (select a word in the Felix window, right-click, and select “Concordance”)
  • CTRL+Q added as a shortcut for the Quick Search dialog box
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Version 1.6 of Felix released

Sep. 4th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.6 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

The major feature of this version is a new interface for managing TMs and glossaries. It’s now possible to browse and edit TMs and glossaries, as well as easily change TM/glossary details.

New Manager Window for Felix

Felix Manage TMs/Glossaries Window

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Version 1.5.5 of Felix released

May. 10th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.5.5 of Felix.

You can download the latest version here.

This release mainly includes improvements to the search page, additions to the automation interface, and some bug fixes. This is the last planned release before version 1.6, which will have an improved TM manager.

The main improvements are described below.

General

  • Expanded automation API (for macros/scripting)
  • Felix can now load glossaries in tab-separated text format
  • Bug fix: Fixed error in number placement with numbers containing commas
  • Bug fix: Felix no longer scrolls to the top of the window after editing an entry in place
  • Bug fix: A bad date format in a record will not cause the TM/glossary to fail to load
  • Bug fix: Felix would fail to load TMs/glossaries when many were selected at the same time
  • Bug fix: Text was deleted from the “Quick Search” dialog after each search
  • Concordance matches are now highlighted for regular expression searches
  • Bug fix: The “last modified” date was overwriting the “created” date
  • Memory and glossary windows have uniform search menu items

Search Window

  • Bug fix: Bad date formats in the Search window could crash Felix.
  • Improved navigation in search results
  • Bug fix: After an entry was edited or deleted, the results would return to the first page

Remote TMs (Memory Serves)

  • Performance improved for remote TM/glossary look-ups

PowerPoint

  • Certain abbreviations (e.g. “Ms.” and “Dr.”) are no longer recognized as being segment ends
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Version 0.2 of XLIFF Translator released

Mar. 21st 2010

I’ve just released version 0.2 of XLIFF Translator.

You can download the latest version here.

This is still beta software, so please use for evaluation only.

Here are the main improvements to this version:

  • Support for opening single XLIFF files

    When you open an XLIFF file, the file’s directory is opened as the current project, and the XLIFF file is selected in the translation view.

  • Wide range of XLIFF files passing test suite.

    An XLIFF Translator user kindly supplied me with a variety of XLIFF files, and XLIFF Translator can handle all of them.

  • Japanese localization finished.

    There were a few strings that didn’t have Japanese localizations. I’ve added those translations in this version.

Thanks to user ysavourel who provided great feedback in the Felix forums.

About XLIFF Translator

XLIFF Translator is a free (MIT license) Windows desktop application for translating XLIFF files. XLIFF is a standard XML format for translation.

Posted by Ryan Ginstrom | in Other tools, release, translation memory | 1 Comment »
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