CafeTran Espresso 2017 - Yeddi Update 2



CafeTran Espresso 2017 Yeddi update 2 is available for download. The update can be performed via the Drag & 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.

Alternatively, you can install the update via the Update button in the Help > About panel instead of dragging and dropping.

What's new:

  • Added the locked segment status for CafeTran projects. The locking segment status works in non-CafeTran projects for the current session only. It does not interfere with the segments locked in other tools.
  • Two new tasks to lock and unlock filtered segments in CafeTran projects.
  • Locked segments do not get converted to the translation memory via Project > Export > To TMX memory... action.
  • Turning on/off the auto-propagation of single segments via the right-click at the source segment pane. It replaces the auto-propagation blocked by alternative translations.
  • Filtering of Matchboard results via the double-shift shortcut both in the source and target segment editor. The filtering is incremental, that is, you can type or select the first characters of the match and press the Shift key twice. For example, type the first two letters of the matched source fragment and press the shift key twice to display the matches starting with the typed characters.
  • Corrected the filtering of numbers in Excel cells. Please complete any current MS Excel projects before updating.
  • Simplifying the non-translatables glossary format to one column to reuse the entries in other languages.
  • Highlighting of the whole phrases present in the fuzzy match in the order different than in the source segment.

Have a nice afternoon,


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The incremental match pick-up feature is a great time saver. Thanks!

You're welcome! There is an interesting side-effect to this feature. It enables really fast selection of single words to add them to the TM or glossary if they are not present in the Machboard:

Double-shift in the source pane, double-shift in the target pane and add the pair to your resource.


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Actually, I was hoping for such an exclusion for Memory > Import segments from project, as this is the main way to spoil a good TM with bogus pre-translated and then locked (by the client!) segments.

Locked  segments are skipped there too.

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However, is there a possibility to move to the next (or previous) segment without changing status to checked or locked in this mode?

Once you change the Translate status to Check or Lock, you don't need to keep selecting it at each new segment. The state is toggled for the rest of subsequent segments so once you change it, it remains the current state.

Reversing the state (e.g. from Check back to Translate) is a bit hidden - via the right click at the source segment editor - because it is much less frequent action. 

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Indeed, it's interesting and very welcome.



This is what happened when I applied cmd+I. It only happens intermittently!

Hi Elisabetta,

You can unlock all the locked segments in one go via the Task > Unlock segments. If you wish to unlock individual segments, first you need to uncheck Action > Skip > Locked segments to access locked segments and unlock them.


Yes, I did, but it remains locked... Right-click on source segment, I clicked on "Locked segment" trying to uncheck, but it stays checked and locked.


If this is a project created in another tool, just restart the program. The locked status is set only for the current session not to interfere with the locked status set in that tool (e.g. Studio).

Yes, it's a Studio project. I can unlock it without restarting only if it's a native CT project, then?


That's correct. Currently, it's a bit tricky to agree on the locked status set in CafeTran and the one set in Studio, so you need to restart CafeTran to cancel CafeTran's locked status without touching Studio's locked status. 

I see, thank you :-)


Hi Igor,


Turning on/off the auto-propagation of single segments via the right-click at the source segment pane. It replaces the auto-propagation blocked by alternative translations.

What is the function then of the old Alternative translations system, which is still available in CT? Should this perhaps be removed now?


Igor, thank you for your answers, much appreciated.

Hi Michael,

Do you mean "removing" Alternative translation? I don't think it is a good idea. They are helpful when comparing various versions of the translated segment.  Also, see the Version status in the target segment toolbar (the status box). It creates an alternative translation if the segment is changed.

Aha, OK, in that case definitely leave it as it is! 


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