SDL Announces Interoperability of Translation Memory Products

Dec 22, 2005


SDL International, a provider of global information management (GIM) solutions, has announced the first interoperability versions of its Translation Memory products, SDL TRADOS 7.1 and SDLX 2005.1.

Leading the list of interoperability features is support for SDLX's native ITD Translation Format in SDL TRADOS 7.1. This allows for connectivity to and smooth integration with SDL Translation Management System, the GIM application that provides the collaboration, control, integration, and process flow for accelerating global content delivery. SDLX 2005.1 users can also benefit from improved support for SDL TRADOS TTX files and both products have been enhanced to improve translation memory (TM) exchange using the TMX format.

The interoperability releases also include new innovations for creating, cleansing, and maintaining translation memories and termbases. With the integration of SDL MultiTerm into SDLX 2005.1, all users can work from the same centralized termbase, and SDLX 2005.1 users can search terms via fuzzy-matching. SDL TRADOS 7.1 users can benefit from automated terminology checks, which ensure correct terminology usage in source and translated material, and the ability to add comments against a TM segment. SDL TRADOS 7.1 also inherits a list of new file support, including InDesign CS2, Quark Express for Mac, Java Properties, and Generic Delimited Text files. SDLX 2005.1 users benefit from new file filters that include SDL TRADOS Word filter, InDesign CS2, and support for .NET formats. Both SDL TRADOS 7.1 and SDLX 2005.1 are available free, for a limited time period, to any customer who purchased a license of SDL TRADOS 7 or SDLX 2005.