CafeTran Espresso 2016 Ichiro - Update 1

CafeTran Espresso 2016 Ichiro - Update 1 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 20160205_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.


4. Drag and drop the downloaded file into the Project Dashboard and restart the program. Second time!

    The step 4 above is only for the users who missed the preview (Harbinger) and Ichiro updates with the new icon sets.


The Ichiro update 1 has the following improvements and changes:


- maintaining the applied format during the transfer of the translated text via the system clipboard on Mac OSX.

- showing the information message when the loaded sdlxliff file is not prepared for the translation in CafeTran.

- detection of an error during the new project creation when the user sets the project location folder directly inside the source documents folder, which lead to the creation of multiply-nested folders.

- improvement of the Dashboard appearance (colors and buttons) under Linux GTK look and feel.

- more informative tooltips for the search buttons in the Search bar.


Cheers,

Igor


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>- maintaining the applied format during the transfer of the translated text via the system clipboard on Mac OSX.


Any special settings required? I copied a sentence with bold and italics and there are no tags in the Target segment pane to indicate the character formatting:



Hi Hans,

>- maintaining the applied format during the transfer of the translated text via the system clipboard on Mac OSX.


It means that you can apply the custom formats (bold, italics, underline) to the target text directly in CafeTran if you like.


There is no mention about transferring the source text formatting to CT. I see no use for it.  

 > maintaining the applied format during the transfer of the translated text via the system

> clipboard on Mac OSX.


Is that possible in Windows too?

Hi Martin,


Yes, it works the same on Windows. Please see the example videos:


https://cafetran.freshdesk.com/solution/folders/6000058167


They show that the formatting is applied to the target text in Word but you can also do it directly in CafeTran after the right-click and choosing bold, underline and italics in the context toolbar.


Igor

IK: It means that you can apply the custom formats (bold, italics, underline) to the target text directly in CafeTran if you like.


bBrilliant/b...


Please see the example videos


... and the Solutions sections shows a lot of progress too. Finally. Good!


H.

Okay, so the ones that do want to keep bold and italics should use the service that I described on their Mac. Very likely that the same technique can be used on Windows too. Different persons, different needs. Yep my interpretation was demand-driven and expectation-controlled. You're right: your description didn't explicitly mention the formatting of the source text.

cafetran.training: Yep my interpretation was demand-driven and expectation-controlled. 


  • Whose demands?
  • Whose expectations?
  • What is the primary function of the clipboard workflow?
  • What is the primary function of mark-down?
H.

Mr. Van den Broek, I can see what you're doing here, again. And I have two options: just ignore you, or respond here.


For this time I'll respond because your questions are valid, though not very relevant. On other occasions I'll continue to give you the treatment that you deserve: to be ignored.


cafetran.training: Yep my interpretation was demand-driven and expectation-controlled.

 

Whose demands?


Mine, of course -- what a silly, completely irrelevant question


Whose expectations?


Mine


What is the primary function of the clipboard workflow?


Whatever you want it to use for


What is the primary function of mark-down?


Whatever you want it to use for


The primary use of a pick up is perhaps to transport water melons to the market, but if I want to customise my pick up and use it for cruising on the boulevard, what's wrong with that?


Should I care about the people who want to remind me that I'm not using my vehicle for the intended purpose.


I think not. It's a free world. 


  • Mine, of course
I see.

  • Mine
I see

  • Whatever you want it to use for
  • Whatever you want it to use for
You are entitled to use anything you want for anything you want. However, taking part in Le Mans  with you watermelon pick-up may not be the smartest idea if you want to win, especially not if you leave your Porsche Boxster in the garage. Now you can customise your pick-up, and that may be a good idea, als long as you customise it, and don't demand or require other people to do it for you. This is the case.

H.

>don't demand or require other people to do it for you


as far as I know, I didn't ask for nada in this regard, but even if I did (very well possiblo, gringo) than I'd say that that's perfectly legit


as long as I avoid the word 'should' that triggers a certain developer's sensitivity


he's an autonomous person too


if he'd like to hear what he 'should' do, he'd be working for a boss by now

Hello Hans,


> The primary use of a pick up is perhaps to transport water melons to the market, but if I want to customise my pick up and use it for cruising on the boulevard, what's wrong with that?


Absolutely nothing wrong. And it is also okay to request for a feature that CafeTran might do it for you. However, bear in mind that it is very easy to spoil the finest software design when the program is too much individualized. Imagine tens of users asking for an option or a new button to ignore certain settings. Then the interface would need to satisfy all those users, which is of course infeasible. It is really a question of a balance between the design, usability and practicability. Isn't it one of the main reasons that Mac users love their Macs because the complexity of the interface is either well-hidden or avoided at all cost?


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>However, bear in mind that it is very easy to spoil the finest software design when the program is too much individualised.

 

Yep. I understand. And it's indeed a danger for CafeTran, currently such a great and fine tool.


Did I already say that I just love this automated handling of spaces while dragging text around? It completely reactivated my eagerness to polish my target sentences. A little tweaking here, a little optimising there.


"Small feature" (in fact it's a great one) with big impact (on my every-day work).


Yesterday I had to do a review in Studio and had to play around with it's Find dialogue box to find all instances of an incorrect term. Oh man, the difference between this tiny dialogue box with all it's counter-intuitive and extremely unproductive behaviour and CafeTran's F/R dialogue box cannot be described.


And that's just one feature (though a very important one). In most other aspects CafeTran also scores better.


Yes, all this could be spoiled. However, personally, I think that the risk of spoiling's rather present at the level of TM matching and the like, and not so much in the addition of an extra facilitator: a 'tiny' new keyboard shortcut that will save you a lot of clicks (like: Navigate to the first bookmark found).


Isn't this just beautiful? I really enjoy looking at images like these:




So, what I'm basically saying here, is that in my understanding there are two categories of modifications: the dangerous ones and the not so dangerous ones. With this restriction, that even the not so dangerous ones can f**k up a very fine software tool.

 

And to elaborate just a little further on this: I think that it's your careful listening to many small requests (of the not so dangerous category) of your users (and evaluating and weighing) that has brought CafeTran this far: by far the nicest tool in Mexico!


I never understood why those other programmers are so afraid to add a tiny time saver (with big effect on productivity), of the category 'Add the current selection of the text to the Find field' (yep, some mothers do 'ave 'em).


I can only speculate about the reason. Is it because they're lazy (very unlikely), because they are only allowed to touch one tiny component of the software (quite likely), because they aren't really enjoying to code (perhaps), because they aren't 'free minds' (god may know ...)?

The communication of all these zillion tiny time savers, in comparison with other tools, would be a nice marketing challenge.

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