Editing an SDLXLIFF file in CafeTran is easy. I did hundreds of them.
- Run CafeTran
- Drop the SDLXLIFF file on the Dashboard
- The correct language codes are automatically selected
- Click "Next" to start working ("locked" segments remain locked)
To add a Studio translation memory for segments - SDLTM, an SQLite database:
Studio's termbase - SDLTB - is a bit more complicated. It's an MS Access file, and fortunately, Access is not available for OS X.
- Download Axxess (free) from the App Store
- Open the SDLTB file in Axxess
- Select the source language
- File | Export to Excel
- Open the spreadsheet (in Excel, Numbers, etc.)
- Delete all nonsensical columns
- Repeat for target language
- Copy target language column into the spreadsheet for the source language
- Save as tab delimited text file
- Import in a new CafeTran TMX memory for terms (or use as tab delimited glossary if you are that way inclined)
- Back to work
Updates: 1. Axxess isn't free anymore. 2. I was lucky, the SDLTB I converted was very simple. For SDLTBs with alternative translations, or with more languages, please sort on "conceptid" (thanks to HansL for pointing it out).