CafeTran Espresso 2015 Update 8 - Introducing the Match Bar

The update 8 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. To prevent this, just use the right-click menu and choose the "Download Linked File" command.

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

The update includes the following changes:

1. The match bar.

2. Reversed suggestion of fragments/terms in the target segment pane - press Shift key twice and the first letter of the source term in the target segment pane.

3. Transfer current tag (Alt+9 shortcut) work on a selection the same way as mouse tag placement.

4. Hide match colors in the source segment - a new option in Appearance > View > Colors menu.

5. Suppressing soft hyphens tags when importing MS Word documents.

6. Automatic creations of alternative translations during the bilingual import of the reviewed documents to compare the reviewed version and the original version of the segment and to filter out the reviewed changes.

7. Minor interface changes to enable more intuitive location of the most frequently used buttons/actions both for new users and touch screen users.

8. The selection is displayed both in the source and target segment now when you wish to add a selected term to the glossary or memory.

I hope you will find the match bar a unique and innovative concept which should speed up significantly the selection of matched terms and fragments. Comments are welcomed!

Thanks and enjoy!


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Do you mean you cannot set a color now? You may have reset the colors to default, by mistake?


"4. Hide match colors in the source segment - a new option in Appearance > View > Colors menu."**

This worked three or four times for me, after that, I'm stuck with default colors. And, yes, I do close and restart the program every time but nothing changes it's default and nothing else. ;-) Too bad because I had such a nice color config before.

**P.S.: Shouldn't it read View > Appearance > Colors ?

@Igor: would it be difficult to also make this work when making the selections by keyboard (via Ctrl+Shift and the arrow keys), rather than using the mouse? I was assuming that it would work by keyboard too, but just noticed that it doesn't :-(

Thanks, Michael

I didn't notice it, because it's so natural.




I tried to describe it in the changelog, like this:

2015-10-22 #8. Improved selection of terms in source and target segment panes (e.g. prior to adding a selected term pair to your glossary or memory). If you select a piece of text in the source pane, and then its corresponding translation in the target pane, both are highlighted simultaneously and remain highlighted.


Previously, when you selected e.g. a piece of text in the src, and then selected a piece of text in the trgt pane, the second you started selecting the trgt text, the highlighting in the src would disappear. This is no longer the case, as the highlighting in both src and trgt sides stays ... highlighted. At least until you do something else.

>> 8. The selection is displayed both in the source and target segment now when you wish to add a selected term to the glossary or memory.

It seems to me nothing has changed...

Would anyone describe the change for me?



Actually No.

When I tried the latest update, I didn't open a TM.

I just found the Match Bar appears even when all TMs are set to "manual." That's great.


@Masato: Do you sometimes work on projects without using a translation memory?

Dear Igor,

Now I know I must be using at least one translation memory to activate the Match Bar.



So that's how it works (not only for the Match Bar but also for F1, F2 etc.).
Now I finally know!!!


There are two ways:

1. Click at the index button in the match bar and choose a term starting from this letter.

2. Press the Shift key twice and type the first letter of the term in the target segment pane - the match bar shows those letters.


So is there any other way to pick a term from the match bar?


In that case you can click at the buttons in the match bar to pick a term. :)


Hi, Igor

I mean, it works, but it is not as useful as it could be – it displays the first letter of the source term (which is Cyrillic in case of the source language with Cyrillic letters), and so to use it, one would have to switch keyboard layout twice (to Russian to use the bar and then back to English to continue translating), and it defeats the purpose of the bar in this particular case.

Hi Masato and Andrii

It should work for any language. Do you actually use any translation memory?


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