The MateCat home page allows users to quickly create translation projects in all the language combinations and file formats supported by the platform, and to create or select translation memories and glossaries.
To create your translation projects:
- Choose the language combination(s)
- Upload the file(s) to be translated in one of the 60+ formats available
- Create a private TM and glossary (to select an existing TM and glossary from your private resources in MateCat, you need to log in)
Choose the language combination
When selecting the language combination, you have the option of carrying out a search by entering the specific source or target languages for your job.
You can also select more than one target language by clicking MULTIPLE LANGUAGES and checking the boxes corresponding to the desired languages.
A pop-up containing a list of all the supported languages will be displayed, as shown in the screenshot below:
Create or select your Resources
If you do not change any settings, your translated segments will be saved in a public translation memory available to all MateCat users.
You can create a private TM and upload your glossary from the home page by clicking the TM and Glossary dropdown arrow and selecting the option CREATE PRIVATE TM.
The Settings panel will then open. On the Translation Memory and Terminology tab, click on the + Create resource button, and a private TM key will be generated automatically. Once the private key has been generated, you can enter a description of the TM and/or glossary and then click Confirm.
Lastly, upload the updated TMX by selecting Import TMX on the right next to the private TM key. Click Choose File and browse for the TMX.
You can also add an existing TM stored among your active/inactive resources by selecting it from the dropdown menu which can be found on your translation memory and terminology tab. You can even select more than one resource to be added to your project, as shown in the screenshot below:
Another option is to search through your active/inactive resources by directly entering the corresponding TM description or private key number.
In order to see your TMs in the dropdown menu, you need to be logged in on the Translation Memory and Terminology tab.
Upload your file
To upload the file(s) for translation, you can either:
- drag and drop them, or
- browse for them by clicking + Add files…
Optionally, you can give your project a name by entering it in the relevant box.
You can also delete a file that you have uploaded by clicking the dustbin icon. To delete all the uploaded files, click the Clear all button.
|If you don’t use a private TM in your projects, the translated segments are added to MyMemory, a collaborative public TM. The contents of the public TM can be used by anybody who has access. However, for confidential projects you can use a private TM and mark it as “Update” in the Settings panel. Using this setting, your segments will only be saved in your private TM.|