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Version 1.5.4 of Felix released

Mar. 4th 2010

I’ve just released version 1.5.4 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release doesn’t have a lot of new features, but it includes major bug fixes and some performance improvements. Because this version includes several bug fixes, I recommend that everyone upgrade if that’s possible.

A summary of the new features/improvements follows.

Felix

  • Bug fix: In the Search Window, searching using an invalid date format would crash Felix.
  • Improved performance with Memory Serves remote memories.
  • Bug fix: Word did not stay in review mode when switching documents.
  • Made search menu items uniform across memory window and glossary window.
  • Bug fix: When a translation was shown in review mode, clicking “Edit” in Felix would bring up a different entry.
  • Bug fix: Editing a record would also change the “created by” and “date created” values.
  • Improved wording used in Japanese UI.
  • Bug fix: Bad date formats were causing Felix to fail to load TMs. Felix now falls back to using the local date/time when it finds a bad date format.
  • Bug fix: an error would appear if a macro was called on Felix while the main window wasn’t visible.

Excel

  • Bug fix: “Look up next” command (Alt + L and the menu command) did not work.

PowerPoint

  • Certain abbreviations ending in periods (“Mr.”, “Dr.”, “Mrs.” etc.) are no longer recognized as ending the segment.
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Version 1.5.3 of Felix released

Dec. 16th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5.3 of Felix.

You can download the latest version here.

This release includes several bug fixes and feature enhancements, especially relating to remote memories and adding glossary terms. See below for details.

Improved Support for Remote Memories

  • Bug fix: Editing a remote translation/glossary entry from Felix added a new one, instead of editing the existing one
  • Bug fix: Mixed half/full-width glossary entries were not always found in Memory Serves
  • Bug fix: Name showed up as [New] in Memory/Glossary Manager
  • Bug fix: Name showed up as [New] for concordance searches
  • Bug fix: Created by/modified by information was not preserved in remote entries
  • Bug fix: The source and target languages were not shown in the Memory/Glossary Manager dialog boxes

Easier to Add Glossary Entries

  • If the a glossary text box is empty, the selection on the left is used as the source/translation
  • Bug fix: F3 button brought up blank Add Glossary dialog when reviewing translations or viewing a query with no translation candidates
  • Bug fix: Text was not preserved between source and HTML tabs
  • Bug fix: When editing advanced properties in the Add Glossary dialog, it is not necessary to enter a source or translation
  • The Advanced dialog for glossary entries has a “Make defaults” checkbox, to set default values for all glossary entries added
  • Bug fix: If all text was removed from the glossary text boxes, the formatting was retained
  • The “Add to” list box setting is preserved after closing the Add Glossary dialog box.

Improvements to Search Window

  • Keyboard shortcuts: New Search (Alt+N), Search Page (Alt+S), Replace Page (Alt+R), and Show/Hide Help (Alt+H)
  • When all filters are deleted, does not show all records
  • The number of records changed is displayed after the Replace All button is pressed.

Other Felix Improvements

  • Bug fix: Switching views in glossary windows did not always cause new search to be conducted
  • Bug fix: Glossary window background color preferences were not reflected in saved preference files
  • Bug fix: Match coloring did not use CSS preferences for the word-based algorithm
  • Bug fix: Needed to run as admin to use “Check for updates” feature from Windows Vista/Windows 7

Improvements to the Microsoft Office Interfaces

Excel:

  • Maximum cell length for adding glossaries/TMs increased from 1,024 to 32,767 characters

Word:

  • Common abbreviations are no longer recognized as ends of sentences (“Mr.”, “Mrs.”, “Ms.”, “Dr.”, “e.g.”, and “i.e.”)
  • Bug fix: Canceling Felix Preferences dialog in Word still changed settings

… plus other minor fixes and improvements

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Version 1.5 of Memory Serves released

Dec. 15th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

Below is a list of the fixes and improvements in this version:

  • Runs as single instance: if you try to run Memory Serves and it is already running, it will open a web page to the Memory Serves site and exit. This prevents errors due to two instances of Memory Serves competing for the same port.
  • System tray icon. This lets you easily see if Memory Serves is running. You can also right click the icon to launch Memory Serves in your browser, or quit the server. Display of the system tray icon can be controlled in the preferences.
  • Rudimentary statistical information is displayed on the view memory/glossary page (% of records validated and reliability rating stats).
  • The memory footprint was reduced slightly.
  • Other minor tweaks to the view pages

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free application that lets you share Felix translation memories (TMs) and glossaries over your local network or VPN.

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Felix version 1.5.2 released

Nov. 24th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5.2 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release features several small improvements to the user interface, and improved support for PowerPoint.

A list of the main improvements follows.

Felix

  • Dependency on DHTML Edit control removed
    This was my number-one source of tech-support inquiries, so hopefully this will eliminate a major pain point for new Felix users.
  • “Switch views” toolbar button
  • “Close active memory/glossary” toolbar buttons (or press Ctrl+W)
  • “Close active memory/glossary” menu items
  • Keyboard shortcut for adding entries (F2)
  • Keyboard shortcut for registering glossary entries (F3)
  • Menu entry for registering glossary entries (Edit > Register to Glossary)
  • When registering glossary entries, the current selection (if any) is used as the source
  • Customized context menus for memory and glossary
  • Press F4 key to cycle focus between Felix and glossary windows

Word Interface

PowerPoint Interface

  • “Add to Glossary” menu command brings up dialog box, with selection as source. Just type in the translation and click Add to add the glossary entry.
    See the manual for details about the new add-to-glossary feature.
  • Improved support for PowerPoint, especially PowerPoint 2007
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Felix version 1.5.1 released

Nov. 9th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5.1 of Felix.

You can download the latest version here.

This is a minor release, with several bug fixes and improvements.

  • Improved support for PowerPoint interface (especially 2007)
  • Register Glossary Entry dialog box allows you to select the destination glossary
  • Use the “Advanced” button the Register Glossary Entry dialog box to set default values for added glossary entries (such as context, validated flag, and reliability value)
  • Concordance view now starts numbering matches as 1 (was 0 before)
  • Bug fix: When loading preferences, remote glossaries were not removed
  • Bug fix: Removed behavior to delete identical glossary entries when a memory entry was deleted
  • Bug fix: Remote memories always had the name “New” in the Memory Manager dialog
  • Bug fix: Background color setting in Edit Record dialog box did not work
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Felix version 1.5 released

Oct. 8th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.5 of Felix.

The big feature of version 1.5 is a new search and replace window, with the ability to search and replace at a fine-grained level. There are also some minor fixes and enhancements.

Download the latest version here.

Here are the main improvements in version 1.5:

New Search and replace feature

Felix now has a new feature for doing search and replace. Instead of using the memory or glossary window, there’s now a dedicated window for doing search and replace. The old search feature is still available under the menu, as “Quick Search.”

For more details about the new search and replace feature, see the section on Search & Replace in the manual.

Bug fix: dropped information when importing and exporting TMX memories

Earlier versions of Felix dropped some information when importing and exporting TMX memories, such as creation ID/date and change ID/date. This is fixed in this version.

Bug fix: F6 works to switch views in glossary window

The F6 button now works in the glossary window like it does in the memory window, to toggle between the lookup and concordance views. The menu commands to switch views should also work properly now.

Reduced memory footprint

Version 1.5 of Felix has a smaller memory footprint than previous versions. That means that when it’s running, it will take up less of your computer’s memory and resources.

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Version 1.0 of Align Assist released

May. 23rd 2009

I’ve just released version 1.0 of Align Assist.

Download the latest version here.

I’d like to give special thanks to Align Assist user Kokoro Hyman, who suggested most of the improvements in this version. Here are the main improvements from the last version:

  1. Open Felix memories and glossaries
  2. A save menu makes it easy to select the file type to save
  3. Alignment window status bar shows number of rows and columns
  4. Alignment window title bar shows file name, if any
  5. Bug fix: Save dialog button was “Open” instead of “Save”

Details about the improvements follow:

1. Open Felix memories and glossaries

In addition to intermediate results files, you can now open Felix memories and glossaries, and work with them in the Alignment window. In the main window, select File >> Open from the menu, and then set the file type to “Felix Memory Files” or “Felix Glossary Files”.

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2. A save menu makes it easy to select the file type to save

The Alignment window now has a Save menu, with the choices Felix Memory or Intermediate File. This makes it easy to select the right file type when saving your alignment results.

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3. Alignment window status bar shows number of rows and columns

The right panel of the status bar in the Alignment window shows the number of rows in the source and translation columns. This makes it easy to check, for example, that you have the same number of source and translation rows before saving your results as a Felix memory.

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4. Alignment window title bar shows file name, if any

If you open an Intermediate Results file or Felix memory/glossary file, the file name will be shown in the Alignment window’s title bar. If you save your results, that file name will appear.

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5. Bug fix: Save dialog button was “Open” instead of “Save”

When saving alignment results in the Alignment window, the button text of the Save dialog was mistakenly set to “Open” instead of “Save.”

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About Align Assist

Align Assist is a free application that aligns legacy source and translation files, in order to make Felix translation memories (TMs).

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Felix version 1.4.7 released

May. 18th 2009


I’ve just released version 1.4.7 of Felix.

Download the latest version of Felix here

Below are the main changes and improvements in this version.

  1. Bug fix: Skip settings for full-width characters ignored in PowerPoint
  2. Remote memories/glossaries loaded on startup
  3. Preference files (.fprefs) include remote memories and glossaries
  4. The latest Trados text format for translation memories is supported
  5. Bug fix: Cannot change lock property
  6. Preference files (.fprefs) associated with Felix
  7. Bug fix: template files not copied over
  8. Languages picked up when importing MultiTerm glossaries
  9. After installation, Felix starts in the installer language

Details about each improvement/bug fix follow.

1. Bug fix: Skip settings for full-width characters ignored (PowerPoint)

In PowerPoint, the setting to skip segments if they did/didn’t contain double-byte characters was ignored.

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2. Remote memories/glossaries loaded on startup

Now if you select “Load previous memories/glossaries on startup” in the preferences, remote memories/glossaries will also be loaded. Felix will remember a total of 15 each of remote and local memories and glossaries (60 items total).

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3. Preference files (.fprefs) include remote memories and glossaries

When you save your preferences, the preferences file (.fprefs) now includes information about remote memories and glossaries that were loaded. The next time you load that preferences file, Felix will connect to the same remote memories and glossaries. See the manual for details about connecting to remote memories.

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4. The latest Trados text format for translation memories is supported

The latest Trados translaton-memory text format is supported. Note, however, that text formatting information (such as bold and italic) is currently ignored in the new format. Text formatting is still supported in the old Trados text format.

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5. Bug fix: Cannot change lock property

It wasn’t possible to change the “locked” property of memories or glossaries if the current user’s account name didn’t match the creator value of the TM. This caused problems in some situations, like when the creator was “Align Assist.”

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6. Preference files (.fprefs) associated with Felix

Felix preference files (.fprefs) are now associated with Felix. This means that if you double click on a preferences file, it will launch Felix, and Felix will be configured with all the settings and memories/glossaries in that file. You can also drag and drop an .fprefs file onto the Felix memory window, and Felix will load those preferences.

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7. Bug fix: template files not copied over

There was a bug whereby if you already had Felix installed, and then installed an update from a different account, some templates weren’t copied over to the user’s local folder.

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8. Languages picked up when importing MultiTerm glossaries

When you import a MultiTerm glossary, the source and translation languages are set as the source and translation languages of the Felix glossary.

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9. When starting Felix after installation, Felix starts in the installer language

Before, when you launched Felix for the first time after installing it, Felix would start with the Japanese UI if you were running on a Japanese OS, and the English UI otherwise. Now, if will start in whatever language you chose for the installer (currently Japanese and English only).

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Felix version 1.4.6 released

May. 3rd 2009


I’ve just released version 1.4.6 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release improves the stability of Felix in MS Word, and adds a number of new features and improvements. The main changes in Felix version 1.4.6 are as follows:

  1. Check for updates online
  2. Translation history works with Memory Serves
  3. Scroll to top of window after search
  4. Matches re-calculated after being edited in Concordance view
  5. Keyboard shortcut on/off setting saved between sessions
  6. Stability improvements to Word add-in
  7. Bug fix: Searching in fields
  8. Template for glossary matches
  9. Bug fix: Errors when getting translations as plain text
  10. Auto-add behavior for Word changed
  11. Source and target languages picked up from TMX memories
  12. More efficient memory usage
  13. Bug fix: Alt + C in Felix window

Details about each change are shown below.

1. Check for updates online

Felix now includes a feature to check for updates online. Felix is updated frequently, and this feature will help you make sure you have the latest version.

The update check works in two ways. First, you can check for updates manually by selecting Help >> Check Updates… from the Felix menu.

Second, Felix will check for updates automatically every two weeks by default. It will ask you before going online to check; if you don’t want Felix to check online, click No. Select the “Don’t ask me again” checkbox if you don’t want to see this dialog again. (If you select “Don’t ask me again” and click Yes, then Felix will automatically check online for updates every two weeks, without asking first.)

Check for updates dialog

If there isn’t a newer version available, Felix will let you know:

This version is latest

If there’s a newer version available, Felix will let you know, and ask if you want to go to the download page.

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2. Translation history works with Memory Serves

Correcting translations using the translation history feature now works with Memory Serves. You will need version 1.2.1 of Memory Serves or higher to use this feature; download the latest version here.

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3. Scroll to top of window after search

Each time you do a memory or glossary search, the window will scroll back to the top. This is useful if you’ve scrolled down a list of matches, and then perform a new search.

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4. Matches re-calculated after being edited in Concordance view

When you edit translation matches in the Search or Concordance view, and then navigate back to the translation match view (e.g. by pressing F6), the match is re-calculated to reflect any edits you’ve made.

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6. Keyboard shortcut on/off setting saved between sessions

You can press CTRL + ALT + F9 to toggle the Felix keyboard shortcuts on and off from Microsoft® Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Starting with version 1.4.6, this setting will be saved the next time you start each program. Additionally, a minus sign in square brackets (“[-]”) appears to the right of the Felix menu name when shortcuts are disabled, as a visual cue.

Menu when shortcuts are disabled (Word 2007)

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6. Stability improvements to Word add-in

In earlier versions of Felix, some users experienced instability with the Felix add-in for MS Word. Starting with version 1.4.6, the Word add-in degrades gracefully in the face of errors, instead of crashing.

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7. Bug fix: Searching in fields

When searching and replacing in Edit mode, the search dialog has the option to search/replace in source fields, translation fields, context fields, or all fields.

In previous versions of Felix, while this selection worked for the replace function, the search function always searched in all fields. This bug is fixed in version 1.4.6.

Search in fields choice

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8. Template for glossary matches

A template is now used for the glossary match view. With this, all information views in the Felix memory and glossary windows can now be customized. See the template section of the manual for details.

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9. Bug fix: Errors when getting translations as plain text

Entries with <, &, and > characters caused errors when getting translations as plain text. Now they’re handled properly.

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10. Auto-add behavior for Word changed

In previous versions of Felix, every time you retrieved a translation in Word using the “Set and Next” command, Felix would add that translation back into the memory. This was causing problems for people who wanted to use multiple translation memories, and keep their entries separate.

Now, the Word add-in only adds a translation back into Felix if the match is not 100% (i.e. you did “Set and Next” when the match was not perfect). It adds it back in this case, because Felix assumes you’re saying that the retrieved translation is correct for this source segment.

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11. Source and target languages picked up from TMX memories

When you import a memory in TMX format, Felix will now pick up the source and target languages, and set them as properties in your Felix memory.

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12. More efficient memory usage

Felix now uses memory more efficiently, by only loading the logging components when they’re being used. This can save up to 60 MB of RAM usage.

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13. Bug fix: Alt + C in Felix window

In previous versions, pressing Alt + C in Felix (the Concordance shortcut) with no text selected caused an error. Now, it simply displays a message that there is no text selected.

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Felix version 1.4.5 released

Mar. 17th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.4.5 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

This release consists mainly of bug fixes, with a few changes to improve performance, and some new features.

For a full list of changes, see What’s New in the Felix manual.

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