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Olifant Candidate Release 22 available

imageOlifant is a utility that can be used to maintain translation memory files. It can import (even by drag-and-drop) translation memories in the TMX, tab-delimited and WordFast formats, and it can export to TMX or WordFast.

Olifant allows, among other things, to perform the following tasks on translation memories:

  • Flag and remove duplicate entries
  • Create a single tri-lingual TM from two separate bi-lingual TMs
  • Reverse the source and target languages of a TM
  • Open a TM that contains invalid XML characters
  • Remove formatting codes (e.g. <bpt>, <ept>, etc.) from the TM segments
  • Search and replace text using regular expressions
  • Filter the entries based on various criteria
  • Partially export the TM
  • Find exact and fuzzy matches or concordances for the current TM entry

Olifant is free software distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License.

Olifant (Candidate)

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