memoQ can connect to public translation memory services over the internet. These offer federated content, which means that the service is maintained by a group of organizations or a community. In both cases, members share some of the translation memory contents they own. In a federated translation memory service, some content is always available free of charge. Some other parts of the contents are offered on a subscription basis.

memoQ can use these services similarly to remote translation memories. Currently, three services are supported: myMemory, TAUS TDA, and TMXMall from China.

When you work in the translation editor, memoQ can offer exact and fuzzy matches from these services. You will get regular matches: the technical difference is that memoQ retrieves these matches over the network, by means of service-specific plugins. The myMemory and TAUS plugins are always pre-installed with memoQ.

No matches guaranteed: If you do not receive a match, it does not mean an error. It is more likely that the external service has no match for your current segment.

Another plugin lets you use translation memories on a Wordfast server just like they were memoQ TM's.

How to get here

1.Open the Options window: At the very top of the memoQ window - in the Quick Access toolbar quick-access-default -, click the Options (cogwheels) quick-access-options icon. The Options window opens.

2.Under Category, click TM plugins. The TM plugins pane appears.


What can you do?

Turn on external TM services (normally, memoQ does not use them)

Set up and configure external TM services

See also: Help for MyMemory settings; Help for TAUS settings; Help for Tmxmall settings; Help for Wordfast settings.

You may need to register to access most of the contents: You may need to register with a translation memory portal before you can use it in memoQ. You cannot register from within memoQ: open the  translation memory portal in your web browser instead. Built-in plugins connect to (myMemory) and (TAUS).

User account needed to access Wordfast TMs: You need to tell memoQ the address of the Wordfast server which stores the translation memories. You also need a user name and a password to log in to the server.

When you finish

To save the settings and return to memoQ: Click OK.

To save the settings and remain in the Options window: Click Apply.

To return to memoQ without making changes: Click Cancel.

Or, choose another category: