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 20151022_update.zip 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!

Igor


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Hi Igor,

The Match Bar is a very nice idea. It is more accessible and intuitive than the F2 list.

1. But I'm afraid it does not work when the source language is Japanese (even after I activate "translate selected fragment"). F2 listing is working.



2. For me, the best position of it is in the left-side bar (like one in a web browser). This is because I don't want the source/target segments to be masked by the term match list. I often go back and forth between these segments and the list to make sure I'm choosing the right translation.
If this bar is in the left-side bar, it would cover the grid (in the default layout), but I wouldn't care because I rarely need to watch the grid and the term match list at the same time.
So, it seems to be a good idea to allow the user to choose the bar's position from among top, left, and right. (Bottom may also be a good position, but now it is used to show the Help Bar)

Cheers,
M

 

@Andrii: The new match bar makes a big difference as compared to the F2 buttton when you get dozens of matches for terms and subsegments.


@Michael: Yes, I improved the selection of terms in source and target segment panes as well.


@Alain: It is safe to update if your currently-translated source Word document does not contain soft hyphens.


Igor

Oh, I think I understand now :D

>> 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.

That is if you're translating from/to the language that use latin letters, I guess.

In pairs with Cyrillic languages, for instance, it is not nearly as useful in view of all that keyboard layout switcharoo.

But the mere availability of such an option is certainly useful, I agree.

Hi Andrii,


I concede that it is just another way to get at the same stuff, but I like having multiple options, so you can pick and choose whatever is handiest as you are working. That's what makes CT so fun to work in, this ability to fluidly pick from a plurality of ways of doing the same thing as you work.


Have you tried the very cool new feature:


 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.


I find this one very useful. The new Match bar might be more immediately visible, but this one is indeed new and quite different. It's basically an even faster way of getting to the results offered by the subsegment match button you mentioned (which I had actually not even noticed until today because I just press F2).


Michael


@Igor: great stuff!!! I also really love the new linked src/trgt pane selection highlighting trick! (which I noticed you did not document here)



This one MatchBar sure needs some kind of documentation for one to truly embrace its power. Can't see much use in it now since the subsegment match button has not gone anywhere (and is actually more useful in some cases).


I'm a newbie though and may not have the understanding of some work mechanics.

Hi Igor,


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


This works on the MacBook Pro, but not on my iMac. Instead I get: ª (a superscript 'a').


This keyboard shortcut isn't this blue one, is it?



Hans

Hi Igor, is it safe to update in the middle of a project, or better to wait the end of the project?

Thank you, Igor!


The Match bar is a real


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