Translation Memory Exchange (TMX) files

In memoQ, you can use the translation editor to work on translation memories. To do that, you need to import TMX (Translation Memory Exchange) files into a project as documents.

memoQ can do this through the TMX filter.

TMX files are bilingual or multilingual. If a TMX file has more than two languages, you can import text from two languages only.

Can't split or join segments in a multilingual TMX file: If a TMX file has languages that were not imported in the project, you can't split or join segments in the translation editor.

How to get here

  1. Start importing a TMX file as a document (use Import with Options).
  2. In the Document import options window, select the TMX files, and click Change filter and configuration.
  3. The Document import settings window appears. From the Filter drop-down list, choose TMX filter.

What can you do?

  1. Choose a status for imported segments. Normally, the imported segments are set to Translator confirmed. To change it, choose another status from the Set status of imported items to drop-down box. You have the following choices: Assembled from fragments, Not started, Partially edited, Pre-translated, Reviewer 1 confirmed, Reviewer 2 confirmed, Rejected, Translated by machine.
  2. Choose what memoQ does with empty items. Normally, if the target segment is empty in a TMX entry, memoQ doesn't import the entry, but it will be exported to the target file. To import entries with empty target segments: Clear the Skip lines with empty target segment check box.

    If you skip the entries with empty target segments, you can remove them from the exported document, too. To do that, clear the Empty lines will be included in output file check box.

When you finish

To confirm the settings, and return to the Document import options window: Click OK.

To return the Document import options window, and not change the filter settings: Click Cancel.

In the Document import options window: Click OK again to start importing the documents.

Joined or split segments replace the original ones on export: If you join or split segments while editing the TMX file in memoQ, the joined or split segments get a new creation date and a new ID. The original segments will not be exported back - they are replaced with the joined or split ones.