CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 9

CafeTran Espresso 2018 Akua Update 9 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 status of the current segment in Layout 6 Compact is displayed in the corner of the editor.
  • Clicking at the segment status label in the Filter view switches back to the normal (unfiltered) view.
  • A keyboard shortcut (CTRL+SHIFT+H) to hide editor toolbars if needed.
  • Improved sorting of resources in the Dashboard.
  • Saving of "Replace punctuation characters" and "Replace characters at source transfer" options in Project Templates.



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The new build (2018060601) of update 9 is available. The right-click Matchboard option "Shorten match information" is further enhanced by reducing the resource name to two letters and omitting the percentage symbol next to fuzzy matches. The change saves some more vertical space in the Matchboard, which is important for smaller screens.

Please download and install the new build of the update 9 as described in the announcement post above. Thank you.

> Great. However

Placing editors inside the grid for one of the six layouts (Layout 6 Compact) has the best of the two "worlds" - maintaining CafeTran's editors flexibilty and independence from the rest of the interface as well as visual compactness and independent scrolling of both the upper and lower part of the grid. Users can still adjust editor's size, orientation and alignment as they wish. I think, after a few nice improvements in the Layout 6 - Compact introduced in the previous update, any additional changes might mean sacrificing the mentioned benefits - for example, we can't have both aligned and independent scrolling because the scrollbars appear (in the editors and the grids) as they are needed. Sometimes trying too hard can spoil the desired effect or the uniqueness of the design.

> The status of the current segment in Layout 6 Compact is displayed in the corner of the editor.

Great. However ...


... some really minor points:

  • the box does not have the very same alignment when one of the grids (here below) has a scroll bar. This might also vary when the numbers get bigger (I assume they rarely have more than four digits).
  • the box varies in size when having a match value (and also when changing from one to two digits and so on). I think Igor wanted to make it as small as possible. Wouldn't a fixed size (corresponding with the box limits above and down) be more appealing than save a bit of space?
  • the mid line (between source and target) should correspond to the (not changeable) midline of the grid line, but still allow adjustments

The total number of segments is the constant info and it is displayed at the top of the grid. Besides, it would take too much space for, say, 1234/12345 display in the target segment editor. 

  • The status of the current segment in Layout 6 Compact is displayed in the corner of the editor.

Very nice :-)

It would be nice to see also the total number of segments. For example, like this: 16/456.

(Segment 16 of 456)

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