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Felix version 1.4.4 released

Jan. 17th 2009

I’ve just made a quick release of version 1.4.4 of Felix in order to fix two bugs: one had to do with glossary lookup, and the other had to do with a GUI bug in the Memory Manager dialog.

Get the latest version here.

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Felix version 1.4.3 released

Jan. 15th 2009

I’ve just released version 1.4.3 of Felix.

Download the latest version here.

Below are some of the main changes and improvements in version 1.4.3.

  • Bug fix: When you edited a record, the match text sometimes got duplicated
  • Users can now customize user names (Preferences >> General tab).
  • Each translation record (or translation unit: TU) has a creator and modified-by field
  • Bug fix: Added .ftm and .fgloss file extension filters for Memory/Glossary manager dialogs
  • Bug fix: Cleanup Menus would fail if PowerPoint or Excel was not installed
  • Bug fix: The Save As dialog for the glossary window did not save glossaries in other than fgloss format.
  • Press CTRL + ALT + F9 to toggle shortcuts between enabled and disabled in Word. Each time the shortcuts are toggled, there is a system beep. Any other bindings to CTRL + ALT + F9 are preserved.
  • CONTROL+ALT+↑ corrects the current translation in Word, even in translation mode
  • Bug fix: The Office programs would sometimes stay in memory after quitting
  • Translation history is now disabled by default

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

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Felix version 1.4.2 released

Dec. 29th 2008

I’ve just released version 1.4.2 of Felix. This new version includes several improvements and new features requested by users, a few bug fixes, and improved support for some older Windows configurations.

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The main new features and improvements are described below. See the manual for a full list of changes and improvements.

Separate file extensions for memories and glossaries

Felix translation memory and glossary files now have separate file extensions. By default, translation memories are saved with the “.ftm” extension, and glossary files are saved with the “.fgloss” extension. You can still use files with the old “.xml” extension, and save TMs and glossaries as “.xml” files.

New feature: profiles

You can now save user profiles in Felix. This is handy when you have multiple different sets of memories/glossaries, that you want to load in different situations (e.g. depending on the client).

Save your current profile
Select Tools >> Save Preferences.
Load an existing profile
Select Tools >> Load Preferences.

The following information is saved:

  • Translation memory files
  • Glossary files
  • User preferences
  • Window size and position
  • Text zoom level

New feature: improved zooming

With previous versions of Felix, you could control the zoom level of text using the CTRL + Mouse Wheel combination. Now there’s a zoom dialog box to give more fine-grained control over the zoom level. To display the Zoom dialog, select View >> Zoom… from the menu.

Using the zoom dialog box to control the text zoom level

When you start Felix, the last zoom level you used is restored.

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Felix version 1.4.1 released

Dec. 19th 2008

I’ve just released Felix version 1.4.1. The main new feature of this version is error logging and reporting in Felix and the three Office add-ins (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

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If you experience a structured exception while using Felix, you can now send a log file and a binary dump of the error, which will allow me to pinpoint exactly where in the code the error occurred.

While using Felix, if a “structured windows exception” occurs, an “Error Report” dialog will appear.

Felix Error Report dialog box

Enter a brief description of what action you were performing when the error occurred, and then click Send.

If you’re using MS Outlook as your email program, the following dialog may appear:

Felix Error Report dialog box

If it does, click Yes

An email then pops up. Check the body text, and then send it.

Felix Error Report dialog box

If you’d like to make sure that the error reporting feature works, then there’s a “secret” shortcut that will generate an error for testing purposes. Contact me if you’d like to know it.

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Felix version 1.4 released

Dec. 10th 2008

After a bit of a delay, Felix version 1.4 is released. You can download it from the usual source.

The main improvements are as follows:

Translation History

Keep a history of your translations for a particular file, and automatically reflect any edits you make to the translation in your TM. For now, it’s available for Word and Excel; I’m planning to add the feature to PowerPoint within about a month.

Review Mode for Excel

Now Excel has a toolbar with a review mode, allowing you to correct your translations from within Excel.

See What’s New in the manual for a full list of additions and improvements.

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Felix version 1.3.1 released

Sep. 20th 2008

Version 1.3.1 of Felix has been released. This is a bug-fix release, and is recommended for anyone using version 1.2 or later.

Download the latest version of Felix here.

The two biggest bugs fixed were a bug deleting records from the Felix window, and a bug editing records in the glossary window. You can see a full list of improvements here.

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Felix version 1.3 released

Sep. 3rd 2008

Version 1.3 of Felix has been released. This release contains a large number of bug fixes and usability enhancements. Two of the main enhancements in this new version are Properties dialogs for the PowerPoint and Excel interfaces. I also took the opportunity to squash a bunch of small bugs that have been building up over the past few months.

You can see a full list of improvements here.

You can download the latest version of Felix here.

I’m planning the next release (version 1.4) for around mid-October. This will be the release that includes translation history files (similar to “bilingual files” in Trados-speak, but saved as separate files in a transparent format).

In between that time, I’m planning on adding improvements to three existing tools: Analyze Assist (analyzing files against TMs), Count Anything (which provides word and character counts for many different file types), and Align Assist (which is currently retired), as well as a first stab at a macro interface for Open Office Writer.

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Felix version 1.2 released

Aug. 2nd 2008

I’ve just released Felix version 1.2. This is a major upgrade with several improvements:

  • Share memories over a network
  • “Translate to fuzzy” command for PowerPoint interface
  • Toolbar for Excel interface
  • Zoom function for memory and glossary windows

See below for details about each new feature.

Share memories over a network

In order to use this feature, you’ll need to install Memory Serves, a free program to share Felix memories over a local network.

Once you have Memory Serves running, copy the connection string for the desired memory/glossary, and then from Felix, select File >> Connect… (you can do the same thing from the glossary window).

Felix Connect menu

The Connection Dialog appears. Copy in the connection string, and click OK.

Felix Connection Dialog

Now you should be able to use the networked memory just like an ordinary Felix memory.

“Translate to fuzzy” command for PowerPoint interface

This command will automatically translate all segments in the current PowerPoint file until a non-perfect, or “fuzzy” match is found. This is useful when you have a document with a lot of repetitions.

To use the command, from the menu bar select Felix >> Translate to fuzzy.

Translate to fuzzy command for PowerPoint interface

Toolbar for Excel interface

Now the Excel interface has a tool bar like the Word and PowerPoint interfaces, allowing quick access to common Felix commands.

Toolbar for Excel interface

Zoom function for memory and glossary windows

Use Ctrl + Mouse Wheel to increase/decrease the size of the text in the memory and glossary windows. If the zoom doesn’t work, click the title bar of the desired window to make sure it’s in focus.

Zoom feature for Felix memories

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Memory Serves version 1.0 released

Jul. 31st 2008

I’ve just released version 1.0 of Memory Serves. There are a number of improvements over the early releases of Memory Serves. The main ones are listed below.

  • Browse memories and glossaries
  • Search memories and glossaries
  • Edit, delete, and view records
  • Utility to clear admin account if you forget your password*

* The utility can only be used from the host machine, and will only affect the account of the logged-on user.

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is free program that shares Felix memories over the local network. This is useful when two or more translators are working collaboratively, and want to share the same translation memories/glossaries. It also makes it possible to manage your group’s translation memories in a central location.

Felix version 1.2 on the way

Barring a meteor strike to the Japanese archipelago, I’ll be releasing Felix version 1.2 tomorrow. This will enable networking goodness using Felix memories.

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Version 1.1.6 of Felix released

Jun. 25th 2008

I’ve just released version 1.1.6 of Felix. This is a bug-fix release and fixes two bugs with memory searches.

  • The number placement option caused crashes when the word-matching algorithm is used
  • The combination of case-insensitive searches, word-matching algorithm, and reverse (translation) lookup did not work properly.

I recommend upgrading to this latest version.

There is still a known bug with the word-matching algorithm, that I hope to have fixed by the end of July:

  • Number placement does not function with the word matching algorithm.

Temporary workaround: Use the character-based algorithm (Tools >> Preferences >> Algorithms) if you wish to use the number placement feature.

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