Felix Memory Serves

Memory serves version 1.2 released

I’ve just released version 1.2 of Memory Serves.

Download the latest version here.

In addition to some minor bug fixes (like a problem adding records with non-ascii characters in the context field), version 1.2 of Memory Serves includes a new program called Memory Importer:

Memory Importer window

Uploading large memories or glossaries to Memory Serves would sometimes cause a time out error; you can use this application to import your translation memory (.ftm/.xml) and glossary (*.fgloss/.xml) files into Memory Serves, without worrying about time outs.

To launch Memory Importer, go to the Start menu, then select All Programs >> Memory Serves >> Memory Importer.

Next, simply select a memory or glossary file, then click Import. You can also edit the meta information about the memory, such as the source language, creator, or client, or add notes about the memory.

Note that you have to run Memory Importer on the computer where Memory Serves is installed. It can’t import memories over the network (yet).

About Memory Serves

Memory Serves is a free application that shares Felix translation memories and glossaries over a local network, allowing multiple translators to share their TMs/glossaries in real time. Translations added to the memory by one translator are available to the other translators instantly.

This is great when several translators are working on the same project, when you have a company-wide standard glossary, or any time you need to share a memory/glossary that is still being added to.

Memory Serves creates a Web server on your local machine using the open-source cherrypy framework. This server is visible within your LAN or VLAN only; it’s not visible to the entire Internet. The IP address it uses is that of your own computer.

Felix release

Felix version 1.2 released

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