• Reinvent the AV wheel?

     
    One of the oldest jokes in the world of course… so I had a little fun this morning playing around with photoshop and reinventing the wheel for this bicycle.  It looks a little funny and I’m pretty sure it won’t be as smooth a ride as it could be.  When I think about Audiovisual Translation this is the picture I have in my mind when I think about adding the ability to create a source text from a video that was provided…
  • Reinvent the AV wheel?

     
    One of the oldest jokes in the world of course… so I had a little fun this morning playing around with photoshop and reinventing the wheel for this bicycle.  It looks a little funny and I’m pretty sure it won’t be as smooth a ride as it could be.  When I think about Audiovisual Translation this is the picture I have in my mind when I think about adding the ability to create a source text from a video that was provided…
  • The “Old Farts Language Code Club”…

     
    The Old Farts Language Code Club! This is a new club, inspired by a comment in the SDL Community from a prospective member. I’m not sure yet of the age at which you can qualify for membership, but in addition to the age requirements, which may have stringent rules to prevent any young whippersnappers from joining, it’s essential that prospective members have a good grasp of the language codes used in Trados Studio. I…
  • The “Old Farts Language Code Club”…

     
    The Old Farts Language Code Club! This is a new club, inspired by a comment in the SDL Community from a prospective member. I’m not sure yet of the age at which you can qualify for membership, but in addition to the age requirements, which may have stringent rules to prevent any young whippersnappers from joining, it’s essential that prospective members have a good grasp of the language codes used in Trados Studio. I…
  • Radical Anxiety Termination…

     
    … Really Awful Tucker, Radically Altered Terminology, Rheumatoid Arthritis Test, Race Against Time, Recurrent Acute Tonsillitis, Real Acquisition Technology, Republicans Against Trump… the list goes on!  All with the same acronym RAT.  A comment on the SDL AppStore this week relating to a new plugin called the RAT inspired me to write this article this evening.  Everyone is loving this plugin so far but one user had an…
  • Radical Anxiety Termination…

     
    … Really Awful Tucker, Radically Altered Terminology, Rheumatoid Arthritis Test, Race Against Time, Recurrent Acute Tonsillitis, Real Acquisition Technology, Republicans Against Trump… the list goes on!  All with the same acronym RAT.  A comment on the SDL AppStore this week relating to a new plugin called the RAT inspired me to write this article this evening.  Everyone is loving this plugin so far but one user had an…
  • Santa’s little helper…

     
    Santa’s little helper… and if any of you are fans of “The Simpsons” I’m not talking about a greyhound… is a xmas gift from the SDL Community and SDL AppStore teams to make it easier to get help when you’re working in SDL Trados Studio.  The SDL Community has become incredibly busy in the last few years, so on the whole I’m confident people have learned how to find where to post and navigate through the myriad of forums…
  • Information 4.0… we’re all doomed!

     
    All doomed?  What exactly does that mean and why am I writing about it?  Over the last year I’ve been back at school studying for the TCLoc Masters degree at the University of Strasbourg (an excellent program if you’re wondering!). A module we’re currently working through is Information 4.0 and this… I think I can safely say this… has provoked more discussion and emotion than any of us expected.  This is partially because…
  • The Story of “Studio” Colours…

     
    Once upon a time, of course, the translation environment was just black and white with gray in between.  Black and white and gray?  The AppStore gods were understandably bored and angry, so they went looking for other colours to brighten the world for their users.  The resulting colours emerged from the Microsoft Word palette resulting in fifteen colours to choose from.  The AppStore gods were so happy with these colours…
  • A translator’s paradise?

     
    Every year I’m lucky enough to attend a few industry conferences which always provide an excellent environment for gathering feedback, spending time on a one to one basis with people working in the industry and generally getting a reality check on the things I do on a day to day basis.  It’s true that I spend a lot of time working in the SDL Community where I do get exposed to the sort of problems people are trying to…
  • How do you eat an elephant?

     
    How do you eat an elephant?  Well, of course we don’t really want to eat an elephant, we love elephants!  But if we did want to eat something that large we’d do it in bite sized chunks!  This is something that is particularly relevant when working with large resources such as translation memories or terminology that is freely available from a number of places on the internet.  I’ve addressed this before in various articles…
  • Who’s up for a little bit of Passolo?

     
    I can remember being asked in early 2007 to organise a report on the benefits of Passolo compared to other tools that also supported visual software localization.  In the same year, shortly after that, SDL purchased Pass Engineering and SDL Passolo was born.  At the time I didn’t know a lot about Trados Workbench or SDLX either as I had a very different role, and I only started getting interested in the technology we…
  • Audio Visual Translation in Studio

     
    When I started to look at the subtitling industry little did I know just how fragmented it would be!  For years we have talked about SRT and yet when I look at the filetypes that tools like Subtitle Edit claim to support I find over 200!  Normally I’m not a big fan of standards but that’s probably because I live in a world where is little variation and supporting different bilingual files is trivial in comparison.  But…
  • Apply a TM Template

     
    Ever since the release of Studio 2009 we have had the concept of Language Resource Templates, and ever since the release of Studio 2009 I’d risk a bet that most users don’t know what they’re for or how to use them.  To be fair this is hardly a surprise since their use is actually quite limited out of the box and access to the goodies inside is pretty hard to get at.  It’s been something I used to see users complain about…
  • Wot! No target!!

     
    The origin of Chad (if you’re British) or Kilroy (if you’re American) seems largely supposition.  The most likely story I could find, or rather the one I like the most, is that it was created by the late cartoonist George Edward Chatterton ‘Chat’ in 1937 to advertise dance events at a local RAF (Royal Air Force) base.  After that Chad is remembered for bringing attention to any shortages, or shortcomings, in wartime Britain…
  • A business resolution for 2019…

     
    There are three things that have stood out for me this year.  The first is how much support SDL have provided to their users to make sure they are able to work successfully with their investment.  The second is how little many users are aware of this, and the third is just how many users have used Trados for a decade or more and were not aware of what a support & maintenance contract can bring you.  This last one has…
  • How to start using the new translation memory enhancements in SDL Trados Studio…

     
    As part of Service Release 1 (SR1) for SDL Trados Studio 2019, we have optimized the translation memory (TM) engine to give you even more accurate matching. The benefits you […] The post How to start using the new translation memory enhancements in... Read the full text.
  • Automating the SDL Trados Studio 2019 network licensing process for several…

     

    Before changing or adding something in the Windows Registration Editor I recommend that you make a backup. If you are not aware on how to do that maybe the blog post of mine can help you:

    ATTENTION: 

    If you want to automate this within your company for users that have not administrative rights then the creation…

  • Meet Lucas Tissier, Digital Marketing Assistant for the SDL AppStore

     
    A little bit about you… What is your name? Lucas Tissier What is your job role? Digital Marketing Assistant Which SDL office do you work in? I work at the […] The post Meet Lucas Tissier, Digital Marketing Assistant for the SDL AppStore appeared first... Read the full text.
  • Slicing fruit!

     
    If there’s one thing I firmly believe it’s that I think all translators should learn a little bit of regex, or regular expressions.  In fact it probably wouldn’t hurt anyone to know how to use them a little bit simply because they are so useful for manipulating text, especially when it comes to working in and out of spreadsheets.  When I started to think about this article today I was thinking about how to slice up text…
  • 20 translation tips for 2019 from translators who attended ATA 59

     
    Can you believe it has already been over a week since the brilliant ATA 59 conference in New Orleans? I think we can all agree it was a fantastic event. […] The post 20 translation tips for 2019 from translators who attended ATA 59 appeared first on... Read the full text.
  • Hunspell dictionaries in Studio

     
    When I write these articles I always start with thinking about the image at the top.  I do this for two reasons, the first is because it usually helps me think of some bizarre introduction (like this!) that helps me start writing, and the second is because every now and again I like to play around with Gimp which is the free image software I occassionally use.  It’s always nice to spend a little time doing something frivolous…
  • Bringing you the latest news from ATA 59 in New Orleans

     
    Hello everybody, wherever you might be reading this blog from. If you were unable to make it to ATA 59 this year, don’t worry. Follow this feed for the latest […] The post Bringing you the latest news from ATA 59 in New Orleans appeared first on SDL... Read the full text.
  • 5 things to do in New Orleans during ATA 59

     
    With ATA 59 only a few days away, a lot of you might already be making your way to New Orleans for the conference (the SDL team is on route […] The post 5 things to do in New Orleans during ATA 59 appeared first on SDL Trados Blog . Read the full text.