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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:39 pm    Post subject: Going down in flames... Reply with quote

Hello!

I translate all Collectorz.com applications to Polish with Si tools. Also I have over 10y of technical translation experience.

I am using Files Editor 4.1.0.1 and Dictionary Manager 2.3.2.6. Why so old? Because anything newer is unusable. I returned to these version today, after attempting to use a few newer versions, with corrupt national characters in both dictionary file and .sib files.

Maybe SiComponents are great sw for programmers, but the tools for translators are subpar. Slow, with lots of problems and low usability.

I'll skip all the problems, I just would like:
- to know how to re-enable coloring of non-translated cells in the version I use (option doesn't work)
- to know if it is possible to unmap editor options from ralt+a and ralt+s keys (yes, some languages use these combos for character input...)
- to ask Si not to force me to upgrade EVER
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isiticov
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Joined: 21 Nov 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:02 am    Post subject: Re: Going down in flames... Reply with quote

Hello Xyzzy,

First at all, thank you for your message.

Xyzzy wrote:

I translate all Collectorz.com applications to Polish with Si tools. Also I have over 10y of technical translation experience.

Great!

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I am using Files Editor 4.1.0.1 and Dictionary Manager 2.3.2.6. Why so old? Because anything newer is unusable. I returned to these version today, after attempting to use a few newer versions, with corrupt national characters in both dictionary file and .sib files.


What kind of corruption do you notice? Could you please send us more detailed report about this problem? Because all newer versions always include improvements and there must be no any problems. Otherwise, we would be "full of complaints" from thousands of users.

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Maybe SiComponents are great sw for programmers, but the tools for translators are subpar (I'm sorry, but what is this?). Slow, with lots of problems and low usability.


Very "constructive" remark. Wink

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I'll skip all the problems,


Please don't skip any of them! Please report all to us. This will help us to improve our tools. Without knowing what kind of problems you have with our tools we're unable to fix them.

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I just would like:
- to know how to re-enable coloring of non-translated cells in the version I use (option doesn't work)


We can't tell you how to do this in version you use (although the option settings must work). In the recent version just activate the respective settings in Options dialog and it just works.

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- to know if it is possible to unmap editor options from ralt+a and ralt+s keys (yes, some languages use these combos for character input...)


The recent version includes NO commands with such shortcuts as well as no editor options.

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- to ask Si not to force me to upgrade EVER



We don't force you to upgrade. If you wish to disable checking of newer version you can disable this in Options. Also please note: it is impossible to provide you any improvements without delivering the updated version.

Also please note: we do support only the latest versions of our tools and when reporting any problem please be sure you use the latest versions of them.

P.S. The problem with not working options settings might have the origin of having installed newer version before the older one and so on. As result the newer version wrote new registry settings which confused the older one. You can try just to delete the registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SiComponents\TsiLang Editor
and then re-configure the options.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using components (Files Editor & Dictionary manager) downloaded yesterday:
- ralt+a calls Add All function from toolbar
- ralt+s calls Suggest translation function from toolbar
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something (Editor or Dictionary) corrupts national characters, see this screenshot:
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8431/silerror.jpg
In all these entries, except 3 easy to spot, the 4th word should be the same.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usability issue: there is no way to hide from tree and table pane unchanged items (or at lest jump to next untranslated item for selected language).
With every software release I have to go through all items in the tree and scroll all the table panes to check, if there are items to translate.
Translation takes 2 times more time that it could.
Confused
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Usability issues:
Translation Widths dialog should never be displayed over the current row.
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isiticov
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Thank you very much for all reported issues. We will try to fix and improve them in next updates.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adding entries to dictionary is dramatically slow, and there is no way to specify language (all language from .sib are added).

I wanted to clean up dictionary by deleting all entries for my language and add entries anew by opening sib files in Editor and using Add All option in the root element in the tree panel, but it takes very, very long.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In Editor, why there is no option to hide all languages except for source and target? It's rather natural that translation needs only source and target visible.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check format string should also check for spaces at the and and at the beginning of a segment- if it matches original.
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Xyzzy



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No way to abort Add All operation.
When I tried by pressing Escape and clicking Close button, I got:
Access violation at address 00404354 in module SILEditor.exe. Read of address FFFFFFFD.
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