CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 5

CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 5 is available for download. The update can be performed via Drag and Drop as follows:

1. Run CafeTran.

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

Note:   On Mac OSX system, Safari web browser may unzip the file automatically  after downloading it. Before you download the update file, uncheck the  following Safari option:

Safari > Preferences > General > Open "safe" files after downloading.

3. Drag and Drop the downloaded file anywhere in CafeTran's initial screen - the Dashboard.

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

Important! Please complete all your translation projects in your current CafeTran version before updating.

What's new:

  • Option to turn off the "greedy" exact matching for translation memories - see it in the TM options panel. With this option off, CafeTran does not stop the search at the found exact match(es) for the current segment, but it continues looking for fuzzy matches and fragments. Switching off this option is not recommended for slower computers and huge translation memories.
  • Automatic removal of the misspelled words from the Auto-completion list.
  • Splitting and joining of adjacent segments in the Filter mode as well.
  • Adjustments to the MS Word filter.


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MAybe this is already part of the last update, and maybe I ticked somewhere where I shouldn't have, but in my very humble opinion the replacement of the submenu "Project templates" (with the corresponding templates) by "Open project template" is really a rather bad idea.

Less convenient, more clicks. Not to think of users who might get lost in their directories. Although I have everything in one directory, there maybe people who have their templates spread around on their hard disk (eg. in clients'folders), not to forget the case where CT opens any other folder than the one with the project templates (= even more clicks).


> there maybe people who have their templates spread around on their hard disk

That's exactly why you can select the templates directly via your system file chooser now - (e.g Finder on Mac). CTE remembers their storing location so you don't need to navigate much if you keep them in one folder. The system file chooser also sorts them nicely, as was requested by other users. Besides, the previous submenu solution got quickly overcrowded and ugly with lots of templates.

> got quickly overcrowded and ugly with lots of templates

I wonder if there is anybody having more than, let's say, 20 templates.

Adding the submenu option for 15-20 recently used templates might be possible in some future update.

A more convenient way to edit templates would also be welcome. Another solution would have been a dialog field where to sort/drag&drop the templates' order in the submenu (if you are not clever enough to give them simply numbers and names, such as "001 Client A", "002 Client B", "003 Speciality ABC" and so on).

- open template
- create or add new TM/TB
- unmark it/them
- save template again
- mark TM/TB again (assuming you want to work with it now)
- (not to talk about the GUI arrangement that sometimes might change arbitrarily, depending on the user interaction before saving a template)

 Rather perfect world:

- a GUI where to drag and drop existing TM/TB onto a template

- a GUI where to choose and pull the existing tabs/docks (at least roughly) onto a template

Hi guys! I'm facing some problems, I was using Java 1.8 and CT used to crash all the time, so I updated Java to 1.10 and now my license is not working anymore, are you facing something similar? 

As Java 10 has been released only a few days ago, CTE still needs to catch up with this Java version. For now, please use 64-bit version Java 9 or 8 with the latest updates of CafeTran.

The new build (2018041101) of update 5 is available. It adds the support for Java 10. Please download and install the new build of the update 5 as described in the announcement above.

This is quite funny, as Java 9 took so long to arrive. I assume that this does not have any consequences for CT, as CT is developed with Swing. However, I have read that in the coming Java 11 some components will be stripped (as a kind of beginning of the end ...). I hope this will be the same case then.

I guess that with editing an SDLXLIFF file I needn't wait until I finish it before I update? It's quite a big file.

There have been no changes to SDLXLIFF filter in the recent updates of CTE 2018 Akua version so it should be save to update during such projects.

The new build (2018041901) of update 5 is available with the following fixes and changes: 

- option to omit setting of the Translated status for target segments during the export to sdlrpx package.

- option to show only the first segment in the "Repeated and propagated segments" filter.

- clicking at the Exact match in the TM tab replaces the current target segment with the Exact match.

- fixed trimming of leading and trailing spaces at the transfer of the auto-assembling result.

Please download and install the new build of the update 5  as described in the announcement post above.

> - option to omit setting of the Translated status for target segments during the export to sdlrpx package.

What exactly does this mean? That I can export a Studio package with an undefined (= unconfirmed) status? Interesting, but can you give any idea for an use case?


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