CafeTran Espresso 2015 Update 6


The update 6 to CafeTran Espresso 2015 is available for download. The users who purchased the program after 22 April 2015, in the new licensing system, do not have to install it anew. They can update it via a simple drag and drop procedure as follows:

1. Run CafeTran.

2. Download file from here (do not unzip or rename the file after downloading) and place it on your desktop.

Note: On Mac OSX, the Safari web browser may unzip the file automatically after downloading. Please disable this Safari option for the update.

3. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the Project Dashboard and restart the program.

The update offers the following:

- Implementation of "Segments patterns" function. The patterns can be created both via the "New fragment" (translation memories) and "New term" dialogs (glossaries).

- Improvements in the accuracy of the "Subsegment matching" engine to propose the right translation for the subsegment.

- More distinct (bold and larger fonts) titled borders in the Project Dashboard on Windows.

- The "New project" button in the Dashboard opens the file chooser to select the source document right away after the click.

- All the search buttons in the main interface are placed in the Search bar now to have a more intuitive and faster access to them.

- All sections (panes) of the main interface have titled borders that describe their purpose. This makes the interface more intuitive for new users.

- Docked panes have titled borders with the name of the docked resource.

- Individual glossaries and translation memories can be kept out of auto-assembling by choosing the option after the right-click at their pane.

The background grid (horizontal lines in the editor) is not a default option now so you may need to re-apply your favorite theme again in the menu View > Appearance > Themes >... to notice the change. If you don't do it, your current UI settings will still show the grid. The grid can be turned on/off by clicking View > Appearance > Themes > Background grid submenu.

The article on "Segment patterns" is published here.



Also, how does:

  • All the leaves are {1} and the sky is {2}. [TAB] El cielo es {2} y todas las hojas son color {1}.

relate to what I already do:

  • All the leaves are .+? and the sky is \w+. [TAB] El cielo es XXX y todas las hojas son color XXX.

The way I currently do it, with regexes, means CT can auto-assemble the parts around the regexes, but just inserts ‘XXX’. I suppose it is this new ability to also insert the XXXs that constitutes what is new about segment patterns.

Hi Igor, 

I read your article at, but still don't really understand how I am supposed to create one of these segment patterns in my glossary. I press Alt+G, to call up the New term dialogue, but then what …?

It's probably because I have been way too busy lately and am only really paying 34.2% attention, but I keep reading all the info about this feature, and then ... just sitting there staring at my screen, blinking. I just don't get it. Can some intrepid soul here perhaps provide a walk-through for people like me?



I'm going to find out how I can play with this feature.


They can work in both directions. Just put the ? character in front both source and target if you create them outside CafeTran.


So, for this purpose (segments pattern), glossaries and memories do not work in the other direction?



>? should not be followed by a white space character, right?

Yes, unless you actually wish to have the space there.

>The same rule for TMX memory?



Hi Igor,

Thanks for the clarification.

Two more questions.

? should not be followed by a white space character, right?
The same rule for TMX memory?



Hi Masato,

If you wish to create a pattern in an external text editor, please put the ? character in front of the pattern. This character signals that is not a simple glossary entry. You don't need to do it if you create a pattern in CafeTran.


Hi, Igor

I confirmed my product version is 091601.

I'm trying a very simple segment pattern, but nothing happens.

This pattern was created with a text editor, not directly from CT, but in accordance with the specified format.

Any tips?


Hi Masato,

Please see the comment about Safari possibly unzipping the file. It should be dragged as is, without changing a name or unzipping. The Product version in the Help > About should say 2015091601.


Hi, Igor

After dragging the update file onto CT and restarting it, CT is not updated


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