Unmerging merged bilingual files

I created a project and added a number of translated sdlxliff files. At that stage I merged them. I reviewed the project directly on the merged project.

I tried finalising, exporting, you name it, but nothing seems to populate the individual files with my edits. I only get the merged file as updated output.

 

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7 Replies Latest Replies: 5 Jul 2017 8:25 PM by Paul < 1   2  >
  • Hi ,

    That's an interesting one... I can only sort it out in a text editor, but that's messy. I think your best bet is to create the project again, but this time don;t merge them as you can do this afterwards in the editor anyway. Then you'll be working on the already separated sdlxliff files and there is no need to do anything as they will just be available in the target language folder.

    Regards

    Paul
  • In reply to Paul:

    Hi Paul,

    The idea behind merging is working in a single file (to make life easier I guess). What is the point of being able to merge files, edit them, and then having no way to update the original single files? Sounds like something is missing there...

    What I did was create a new TM, reimport the files and pretranslate them using settings that will force the match from the TM.

    Any chance of this getting fixed in a future update?
  • In reply to Spiros Doikas:

    Spiros Doikas
    The idea behind merging is working in a single file (to make life easier I guess). What is the point of being able to merge files, edit them, and then having no way to update the original single files?

    Hi  of course I agree and you could achieve this by using the merge in the project after you created it rather than merge them before.  In fact you remove all possibilities of handling them any other way at all if you merge them beforehand.  However, I think this is something we already know about but it doesn't have a high priority to resolve, mainly because the process works perfectly for non-sdlxliff files and you have a workaround by using what many would consider a better solution anyway by merging them after the project is created and then you won't have any problems.

    So the short answer is I don't think there will be a fix soon, but maybe in a future update.

    Regards

    Paul

  • In reply to Paul:

    Heh, so typical...

    Yet another half-baked "feature" with apparently missing rationale behind, but without any real chance to get fixed because "there is a workaround" (and no one cares how illogical this workaround could be... yes, it IS illogical... as opposed to intuitive and logical common-sense assumption that if something is merged at the beginning, there should be the reverse un-merging possibility at the end).

    Get some (originally good) idea, then cripple it by taking only half of it (like, implementing both loading AND saving files would cost too much... let's implement only loading...), then cripple it further by terrible implementation (e.g. alignment editor or impossibility to create merged file AFTER project is created), then add A LOT OF MARKETING HYPE, so that everybody takes out his wallet... and then just abandon it and start this process again with some other idea...

    Who cares about all the betrayed users indefinitely waiting for fix...

  • In reply to Evzen Polenka:

    Hi Spiros Doikas of course I agree and you could achieve this by using the merge in the project after you created it rather than merge them before.

    Not sure what you mean by this or how it can be done. I merge them at project creation, just after adding the files. I do not see any other option to merge once the files have been added and the project wizard has been completed. Would you care to explain? Of course, I am always talking about sdxliff files that I want to edit.

    At the very least, the system should not allow one to merge the files in the first place, if unmerging is not an option! This is like a woman inviting you to bed, and as soon as you get there you get a kick in the teeth.

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