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Convert SDLTM and SDLTB without SDL Trados Studio or MultiTerm
Reference Number: AA-00323 Created: 09-11-2012 10:49 Last Updated: 09-11-2012 10:51 0 Rating/ Voters

This article is based on content generously provided by Dominique Pivard.
On his original blog post available here, you also find the two "how to
" nicely presented in a convenient video format.


Context: in a "Trados project", you were sent translation memories as SDLTM (SDL Trados Studio native format) or termbases as SDLTB (SDL Multiterm native format). And of course, you need to use those in your memoQ project where you will most probably translate directly the SDLXLIFF files.


How to:  below, you will find the download links for a 3rd party converter, developed originally for Wordfast,but can be used with pretty much any other tool.

SDLTM translation memories will be converted as TMX

SDLTB termbases will be converted to Excel files, that you can "Save as Unicode text" and directly import into a memoQ termbase.

Download links:
WfConverter: http://wordfast.net/zip/WfConverter.zip
Required DLL: http://sqlite.org/download.html (file to download: sqlite-dll-win32-x86-*.zip)

The 3rd arty DLL (not included with the converter) must be copied to the same folder as WfConverter.exe (except if you already have SQLite installed)

WfConverter is an alternative to Thomas van Nellen’s script for SDLTM files and to Gerhard Kordmann’s GlossaryConverter for SDLTB files. Because it is a compiled program, WfConverter is much faster than the script. Unlike GlossaryConverter, it works even if MultiTerm is not installed on your computer.


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