Under Community Review
over 3 years ago

Automatic conversion of units in addition to localisation

Trados 2007 used to have the ability to convert units as well as localize them.  So go from inches to centimetres for example, or GBP to Euros.  This feature was actually removed because of a lot of adverse feedback from users where rounding errors and other problems were sometimes causing the translation to be incorrect.

I would like to see this feature brought back in but with an editable configuration.  Conversion figures and abbreviations, as well as the freedom to create your own. It should also be possible to turn off the feature of you don't want it.

  • Looking for a solution for this: making the machine automatically convert units / currencies with a given rate. A machine should be able to handle that. Apparently MemoQ2015 has this function. Don't know how realiable it is. But (copy pasted from MemoQ 2015 help, available online)

    "Conversions tab

    This tab allows you to manage conversions. You can create mathematical formulas here which enable memoQ to convert units of measurement used in the source language to the units used in the target language. The conversion rule is equivalent with the following mathematical formula: Destination = Source × Scale + Offset.

  • I agree, that's why we removed this functionality at some stage and did not implement it in Studio so far. We can still review it but I agree this kind of functionality can become quite intricate and tricky.

  • Studio (or maybe sometimes it is WS, I'm not sure) does such a bad job with much simpler things – I don't think this feature could be trusted :-(