Okapi Translation Memory Editor
How To Use Olifant
The purpose of Olifant is to help you maintaining translation memories (TM). For this it offers the following interface:
Table and Fields
The translation memories you load or import are stored in a table. By default, the following fields are displayed:
Most translation memories have more fields. A field can be in either visible or hidden in the main table grid. You can select which of the fields are to be displayed, their width in the grid, whether or not they should be protected, etc. For this, use the Fields Properties command in the View menu (or press Ctrl+K).
There is two "views" of the table: without the filter (default) or with
the filter. You can see whether the filter is set or not by looking at the
indicator in the status bar. It shows
You can toggle the filter ON and OFF with the Use Filter command in the View menu (or with F5).
To define the criteria you want to apply in the filter, select the command Filter Settings in the View menu (or press Ctrl+F5). This will open the Filter Settings dialog box where you can make your choices.
Important: The filter is dynamic. So if you make any change to an entry that makes the entry to not correspond to the filter criteria any more, the entry will be hidden as soon as the change is validated.
Because it is often handy to use the flags to mark
up specific entries, the command Set Filter For Flagged Entries
in the View menu allows you to quickly display only the flagged
entries. (It removes any other criteria you might have for the filter and set a
unique one: "
TMX Internal Format
Because Olifant works with several files formats it needs to use a unified way of representing inline codes in segments, when the file is loaded. Because TMX has the most inclusive support, Olifant uses the TMX format for its inline codes. This means all segments of the TM, once loaded in Olifant are converted to TMX, regardless from which format they are coming from.
This has some implications when you enter any modification, perform searches, set filter options, etc. You must use the TMX syntax for any source or target text. For example:
If you make any correct or change to an entry, make sure to enter the correct syntax for the special characters, or you may get errors when saving/exporting the file later on. For example, if you want to change the following text:
The R and D department
To replace the "and" with an ampersand (&), you should enter:
The R&D department
The R&D department
When exported to formats other than TMX, Olifant will make the necessary conversions for the output format. Each format has its own syntax.