CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 8

CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 8 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:

  • The frequently-requested layout that integrates editors and the grid - see View > Window Layout > Layout 6 Compact. Although it is recommended for reviewing your translations, some translators might wish to use it for translating too, as it is a popular layout in other tools.  
  • QA > Initial capitalization check catches the false positives that start with numbers.

Thank you,


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Ctrl+Shift+Equals works here (on Windows)!


> The status of the currently-edited segment in this layout is shown in the grid's toolbar now.

Maybe this saves a bit of horizontal space. But IMHO a not-so-good unintuitive solution has been replaced by a really (sorry to say that) horrible, unintuitive solution.

Before, number and status had still a kond of context. Now the context has gone and the background for unchecked segments has changed from light grey to brown ... not even the size fits to the rest of the bar (probably parameters that can be set differently). Not to speak of the strange display of fuzzy numbers.

Just for illustration


I assume this feature has been created with different settings than this,

Addendum: With this last build, you cannot jump anymore to the unfiltered segment position when working in a filtered view (in other words: the second, "real" segment number is missing then).

The new View > Layout 6 Compact is in the phase of trying out various arrangements for the status of the current segment. The users provide various feedback, and maybe there is still room for the improvement in the next builds.

That's why we are here. ;-)

I would second Michael's proposal of having this box integrated directly at the right of the opened segment. However I assume this is pretty hard to code without disturbing other layouts or having unwanted effects in different OSs or screen resolutions. Perhaps it might be better to switch back to the design solution before the last build.

One more glitch:

When filtering, the filtered segments are only displayed above, while the grid below remains "as is". And when having the filtered view, the actual segment is being displayed a 2nd time in the grid above. Both quite confusing (and with an external mxliff file -> Memsource, not memoQ)

> I actually think that Hans' idea regarding "hiding the toolbars until  you hover over the divider" in Layout 7 is probably the best way to deal  with the buttons.

In update 9, it is solved by the keyboard shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+H). 

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