Hello, memoQ 9.12

memoQ 9.12 is compact but powerful! We’re bringing you some new features to help you work in a more organized way and speed up your translation. In addition to the usual machine translation tweaks, we are introducing a new AutoMaintenance Tool for our collaboration solution.

AutoMaintenance Tool

We’re introducing our AutoMaintenance tool for memoQ server. Its main purpose is to help the SQL database maintain a good performance level by performing regular index defragmentation. From a database perspective, using indexes, and maintaining their good quality is crucial, as fragmentation of indexes can lead to SQL performance dropdowns.

Structure and usage behavior often result in memoQ database tables becoming fragmented, causing a dropdown in SQL performance.

The AutoMaintenance Tool’s main function is to create a regularly scheduled job in the SQL Agent to perform defragmentation. Additionally, it can also perform a one-time defragmentation and cleanup of the job and its temporary tables.

As SQL Express edition does not support SQL agent functionality – which is responsible for job scheduling, AutoMaintenance Tool is configured to schedule tasks with the help of Windows Task Scheduler.

The AutoMaintenance tool is available as a separate tool and can be accessed from the Downloads page. It can be used with memoQ regardless of version number.

Machine Translation

Machine translation plugins are used by many memoQ users, so it’s only natural that we continuously improve them based on our users’ ideas and requests. In memoQ 9.12, we’re introducing NiuTrans and Globalese as built-in plugins. We are also introducing some updates for the Google Cloud Translation Advanced MT and the SYSTRAN plugins.

New MT plugins on board: NiuTrans and Globalese

NiuTrans is a cloud-based machine translation engine. Established in 2012, NiuTrans is used in 300+ language pairs (centered mostly around Chinese). It has recently been supported as a private plugin, but now it has become public.

To set it up, all you need to do is create a profile on the NiuTrans website to receive an API key. Once you start working on your localization project, go to MT settings in memoQ and enter the service URL, your API key, the source and target languages, and the profile name. NiuTrans is then ready to use!

Globalese is not your traditional machine translation plugin. It is not an MT engine, but a platform for building engines. So far, it has only been supported by memoQ as a private plugin, but from memoQ 9.12 on, it is also available as a public plugin (i.e., as part of the installation of memoQ).

You can directly configure Globalese engines from within memoQ. The plugin can be accessed along with all the other available MT plugins directly from memoQ’s UI.

 

Updates to our Google Cloud Translation Advanced MT plugin

There are two new functionalities to Google Cloud Translation Advanced. First, based on current GDPR requirements, users are now able to select any of the regional endpoints their Google Cloud account uses, including the EU regional endpoint of the Google Translate Advanced API.

Secondly, there have been changes to the glossary functionality of the plugin. To now, you had to configure a glossary on Google Cloud Platform and load it into the MT plugin to be able to access the relevant sources. To use the glossary in memoQ’s Google Advanced MT plugin, you needed some technical knowledge and to perform some background tasks.

In memoQ 9.12, we’ve made the process easier, so even those of you who don’t have an advanced technical background can access your glossaries directly from the plugin by opening the Create Glossary resource dialogue, configuring your settings, and entering your glossary data. Once the proper glossary file is uploaded to Google Cloud, the user can use the memoQ plugin to turn it into a glossary resource, make it available for Google’s MT translation, and enable it to appear in the list of glossaries in the memoQ plugin.

SYSTRAN plugin update: assign profiles to language pairs

When setting up the SYSTRAN machine translation plugin in a memoQ project, you must choose one profile (similar to a custom MT model). Profiles are usually created for specific language pairs.

In earlier memoQ versions, you only had the opportunity to choose a single profile from a dropdown menu, often not knowing the language pair associated with your profile. You had to know exactly which profile you were looking for to set it up.

In memoQ 9.12, we‘ve made this easier for you by introducing source and target language options in the plugin settings dialogue. Now all you need to do is select the source and the target languages from the lists, and memoQ will only offer those profiles that go with the selected languages—no need to remember the profile name by heart! And, more importantly, you can now associate multiple language pairs with their respective profiles, so you only need a single MT settings resource for SYSTRAN to work in any of your projects whose source and target language combination match any of the language pairs listed in the MT resource.

Other User-requested Features

The new features of memoQ 9.12 have all been created to reduce translation time and increase convenience for our users, thus making you more productive in your work. From now on you can set new term defaults in QTerm, exclude segments from auto-propagation, automatically detect whether a match is from the source or the target text when running concordance, ignore non-translatables in QA as well as see numbers in short in-line tags.

New term defaults for QTerm term bases

In the memoQ desktop client, you can choose the default settings for prefix matching and case sensitivity for all new entries in a term base from the New term defaults window. Going forward, you can do the same in QTerm, and users with sufficient permissions can change the term base’s properties (i.e., admin rights for the specific TB can set defaults for new terms).

Exclude segment from auto-propagation

Auto-propagation of repetitions can prove to be useful and a time-saver for translators. However, sometimes a segment has to be translated differently in one specific place of the text, even though all other instances of the same segment are identical. This can create occurrences of mistranslations which can be overlooked.

In memoQ 9.12, you can choose one or more instances of a specific translation to be excluded from auto-propagation. Once you set an exception, a small label will appear indicating that the segment is excluded from auto-propagation. All project participants working on the same document will see the new label, so you don’t have to worry about using the appropriate translation in that specific instance, and other project participants can remove the exception or add new exceptions for other occurrences.

Concordance from the translation editor: automatically detect source/target

When you open and run concordance from the translation grid, memoQ now automatically detects whether the specific segment appears in the source or the target text. Moreover, the Search in Target tickbox has been replaced by the Source and Target radio buttons, which also switch automatically when you open concordance from the grid, thereby clearly communicating exactly where concordance is performed.

Ignore non-translatables during spellcheck and QA

When you set non-translatables (such as acronyms or brand names) for your translation project, they can still be identified as errors during spellcheck, and you need to skip each one as you perform the quality assurance process. In memoQ 9.12, we are introducing a new feature that lets you ignore non-translatables during spellcheck, thus reducing your translation time. You can find the setting in the QA settings window or the spell-checking dialog.

Display numbers inside short inline tags

There are some industries where source files feature long inline tags, which are sometimes also nested into each other. Some of these tags also need to be translated in certain projects (such as in the gaming industry). However, it sometimes poses a problem for the translator to work with the main text because the inline tags break the text and it is hard to see the segments in context.

memoQ already had a short inline tag option, and for 9.12, we tweaked it so that the inline tags would also feature numbers. This allows the user to still see the whole text without the long inline tags disturbing the view, and also allows to see at a glance which opening and closing tags belong together in the text.

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Change logs

memoQ 9.12.14
November 23, 2022
Improvement:
The fragment assembly and "Populate number-only segments" feature recognizes numbers in superscript and subscript positions

Bugfixes:
BUG-11071: Adobe FrameMaker (MIF2) filter: Values of marker tag attributes are not imported
BUG-10781: An "Inline tag not allowed in this context" error message may appear and it may block you from restoring an archived project if it contains XML documents with illegal whitespace characters
BUG-10785: Document history incorrectly shows the "Only unambiguous TM or corpus matches data" option was turned on when an auto-action performed pre-translation
BUG-11179: If you clear the filter in the translation grid by pressing Ctrl+Shift+F, you are taken to the first segment instead of remaining on the selected one
BUG-10724: If you filter for projects with all documents delivered, the list of projects becomes empty
BUG-9417: If you try to look up a term in a termbase created in a pre-9.7 version of memoQ, a message may wrongly warn you there are uncommitted changes to the term
BUG-11029: If you try to look up a term in a termbase using CTRL+P, you may receive a message about uncommitted changes even if you did not change anything for termbases created in a pre-9.7 version of memoQ
BUG-10935: LiveDocs structural alignment fails for the rest of the document if a context ID does not have a match, even though there are matching IDs for every other string pairs
BUG-10788: Localization: A word got trimmed in the German version of the "Add new length information rule" dialog box accessible from the Length tab of the "Edit QA settings" dialog
BUG-11106: Localization: Error in the Chinese translation of the word Final menu label in the Track Changes drop-down menu of the Tracking tab group
BUG-10846: Localization: The German translation of the "Find different numbers, too" checkbox of the Concordance window is incorrect
BUG-11086: Machine Translation: DeepL MT: You may receive a false warning about exceeding size limit when importing a glossary
BUG-11183: Machine Translation: Microsoft MT: The list of supported languages before the pre-translation is read wrongly for an issue during checking access tokens
BUG-11162: Machine Translation: Systran MT: Not all supported languages may be listed for a profile
BUG-10641: Machine Translation: Tilde MT: You may receive an error when you try to configure the Tilde MT plugin in online MT settings resource
BUG-11109: memoQ may hang up for a longer time if you try to edit an online document filter configuration with reference files specified, and the reference files do not exist anymore
BUG-11117: memoQWeb: Penalties defined in the attached TM settings are applied when the filter conditions are not met (instead of being applied when met)
BUG-11178: Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) filter: If a document has been imported with a pre-9.12 memoQ and you attempt to export it in memoQ 9.12 or later, a compatibility issue due to an improvement in handling alternative texts of images may prevent you from exporting the document
BUG-10890: Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) filter: If a document has been imported with a pre-9.12 memoQ and you attempt to export it in memoQ 9.12 or later, a compatibility issue due to an improvement in handling alternative texts of images may prevent you from exporting the document with an exception of MemoQ.DocConverters.OpenXML.SchemataCreator.InputNotValidException
BUG-11091: Multilingual Delimited Text (CSV, XLSX) filter: You may get an "Index was out of range. Must be non-negative and less than the size of the collection." error if you try to import Microsoft Office Excel files with unexpected newline characters present in an XML file within the XLSX package
BUG-11103: Star Transit Project (PPF, PXF) filter: You may fail to export packages containing documents with unsupported custom language codes
BUG-11167: Star Transit Project (PPF, PXF) filter: You may fail to export packages containing documents with unsupported language codes
BUG-10076: Star Transit Project (PPF, PXF) filter: You may not be able to import documents from Transit projects with Thai as the target language
BUG-10983: The "Users can request password reset" checkbox of the "Configuration and logging" tab of the "Server administrator" console gets ticked off after you close and re-open the dialog
BUG-5132: The Files page of the Online PM window the Archived project page of the main Dashboard do not convert the UTC creation dates to the local timezone of the current memoQ desktop client
BUG-10297: The Sign in button of the SSO OIDC login page has duplicated text
BUG-10915: Wrong characters may be highlighted among the results of a Japanese Concordance search because of an error in recalculating highlight positions for segments with tags
BUG-10821: You may receive a false QA error claiming for the absence of non-translatable words if they are written using a different alphabet and are not surrounded by spaces
BUG-11207: You may receive an error if you try to perform QA on a view for an error in how memoQ tries to identify the assignment role of the current user for a segment in an effort to determine the enabled state of the change tracking feature
Improvements:
Improved memory management in certain scenarios
memoQ servers switch to use a server-optimized memory maintenance algorithm to improve server performance
Performance improvements made to determining unambiguity of TM hits during pretranslation
The term "master entry" has been replaced with "main entry" for translation memories and term bases

Bugfixes:
BUG-10850: A closing bracket is missing in the Task overview window
BUG-10111: Adobe InDesign (IDML, INDD) filter: You may not be able to import IDML documents under specific conditions when two styles could be collapsed to save tags, but an interim element in the middle causes the operation to fail
BUG-10736: Automatic lookup and insertion may not fill all subsequent repetition segments if automatic jump is enabled in "Go to next settings"
BUG-9941: Background tasks occasionally may get stuck and complete only after 30 minutes instead of normally completing in just a few minutes.
BUG-9796: Bilingual Table RTF filter: If you export a document with superscripts to a bilingual Table RTF, the table may become corrupt
BUG-10625: Bilingual Table RTF filter: If you export a document with track changes to a bilingual Table RTF, the table may become corrupt
BUG-10906: Business Analytics may fail to work if you wish to configure it with a memoQ server database running on a different machine
BUG-10616: Business Analytics: Message is not clear when you set up BA on a machine different then the one running memoQ server's database, and the required permissions cannot be granted automatically to the local user of another computer
BUG-10998: CMS API: cannot update job status
BUG-10718: Content Connector: You may be unable to connect to a repository using an URI with a space in it
BUG-10931: Default weights for match classes are shown in analysis reports after restoring a project instead of the values currently in effect
BUG-10637: Discovering more than 10,000 QA warnings or errors may cause severe performance issues
BUG-10913: Google Cloud Translation Advanced MT plugin doesn't support Chinese (PRC) language.
BUG-10988: Help: You may not be able to get to the installation and activation guide
BUG-4800: If network connection is intermittently lost while you are working in an online project, you cannot reopen its documents until you restart memoQ even if network is back
BUG-10889: If the name of your termbase ends in a dot, and you try to rename it by just deleting this last dot, you receive an error that a termbase with this name already exists
BUG-10780: If you assign users assigned to a document in an online project to a subvendor group, they may become unable to open the project
BUG-4553: If you change the deadline of a FirstAccept assignment after expiry for a document already checked out by someone, you may face an invalid FirstAccept assignment status
BUG-10894: If you import a document from and MQXLIFF or MQXLZ file, and your memoQ is switched to a different UI language than that of those who created the document, previously ignored QA warnings becomes non-ignored the first time you run QA
BUG-10882: If you switched to short inline tag view and use predictive typing, memoQ may crash
BUG-9397: If you try to import a TMX file to a translation memory on a memoQ server, you get no detailed report on the issues experienced
BUG-10804: Incorrectly spelled words may not be underlined right after you open a document, and if you choose Skip All for a word, remaining instances may keep the red underline for a while
BUG-10657: Localization. The Pre-translate and Concordance dialog of the Japanese UI contains English text
BUG-10760: Machine Translation: DeepL MT: You may receive tag errors when the engine splits a phrase surrounded by a pair of specific tags into multiple parts, all surrounded with copies of the original tag pair
BUG-10708: Machine Translation: Google Cloud Translation Advanced plugin: After implementing regional endpoints, some custom models may not be visible
BUG-10295: Machine Translation: If you add languages to a project after selecting a specific MT plugin for the project or for pre-translation, the plugin won't automatically be turned on for these additional languages even if you choose to turn it on for all languages
BUG-10762: Machine Translation: Systran MT: The plugin does not support the EN to ZH (TW) language pair
BUG-10606: memoQWeb: Calculation of 0% and 100% progress of work done on documents and projects is not always consistent with progress figures shown in memoQ desktop
BUG-10787: memoQWeb: If the unit of the project progress indicator in the status bar is set to Words, and both TR and R1 progress approach 100%, the TR progress is indicated as 200%
BUG-10982: memoQWeb: If you want to insert the required tags in a segment after you deleted wrong tags, memoQ re-inserts the wrong one, and you may be unable to export the document unless you clear all tags and re-insert them all
BUG-10818: memoQWeb: Inline tags may become corrupted, preventing you to export documents until you fix the tags in a local copy of a project using memoQ desktop clients
BUG-9664: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: The translation of the first comment from the original document may be missing from the translated document
BUG-4246: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: Under some circumstances you may not be able to import a document if you select to import comments as well
BUG-10764: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: You may be unable to export a document if it contains tracked changes and you choose to import markups as memoQ tags during import
BUG-9957: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: You may not be able to import a document if it contains hidden text unless you choose to import hidden text, too
BUG-10665: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: You may not be able to import a document if the author inserted a hyperlink and they afterwards formatted the paragraph containing the hyperlink with a style in which text is set to hidden
BUG-4366: Multilingual Delimited Text (CSV, XLSX) filter: Import may experience performance issues for Excel worksheets with extremely large number of rows or columns, even if most of the cells are empty
BUG-10878: Multilingual Delimited Text (CSV, XLSX) filter: Some numbers (like timestamps) are converted to scientific format in exported documents, even if those numbers have not been imported to memoQ
BUG-10022: No file path is displayed in exported HTML and CSV statistics reports even if you select "Reflecting displayed results" and "Per-file, Trados-compatible" options for documents without extension
BUG-2472: QTerm: If memoQWeb's language is set to German and you try to save a QTerm filter specifying dates, dates are not saved
BUG-10156: SDL Trados Document (SDLXLIFF) filter: You cannot import a document with Punjabi target language for a difference between the language codes of Trados SDL Studio and memoQ
BUG-10729: Server Administrator shows the storage space on the C: drive even if memoQ is installed on another
BUG-10650: Track changes in sliced documents may be reported as not enabled even though it actually is enabled
BUG-10938: Trying to replace text in a view may cause application error
BUG-10885: Users may lose their CAL licenses during QA checks and when working in views
BUG-10161: When someone is editing a translation memory, and you are about to edit it too, you get no warning that the TM is currently locked
BUG-10959: Wrong text may be highlighted for terms with fuzzy matching set
BUG-9691: XLIFF 2 filter: You may be unable to import a document if it contains trailing spaces
BUG-10756: XLIFF 2 filter: You may be unable to import a document if it contains trailing spaces
BUG-3741: XLIFF filter: The exported document may miss the state and state-qualifier attributes of trans-unit tags
BUG-10576: You cannot edit confirmed segments under rare circumstances in a view created from a sliced document
BUG-3693: You may not receive results for wildcard concordance searches against LiveDocs corpora
BUG-9911: You may receive "Range's end must not be beyond plain text's end" and "Value must be non-negative and < the length of the segment's plain text" errors when you try to type in a segment if you received a hit from certain sources, such as the EuroTermBank plugin
BUG-9733: You may receive a "Value cannot be null" error when you try to launch an online project equipped with multiple translation memories having different meta fields
BUG-4153: You may receive a System.ObjectDisposedException during pre-translation when memoQ needs to check a high number of TM hits to judge unambiguity
Improvement:
memoQWeb: Performance improvement for listing alerts

Bugfixes:
BUG-9698: Changing the name or some properties of a translation memory resets the Last modified and Last used fields to N/A
BUG-10611: Documentation: The description of the IFileManagerService interface in memoQ Server's WS-API contains wrong information about a parameter
BUG-9848: Help: More detailed explanation added about how to prevent memoQ to import alternate text generated for art in Microsoft Word files
BUG-10575: Localization: (German) The term "Master" is used instead of "Haupt-" in TM and filtering duplicate context
BUG-10507: Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT, PPTX) filter: You may be unable to import documents containing the new type of comments introduced in presentations
BUG-10698: Microsoft Word (DOC, DOCX) filter: You may not be able to import documents with the Import index entries option under specific circumstances
BUG-9323: The label of the Ctrl+Shift+F shortcut mentions searching instead of filtering
BUG-10699: WorldServer Project Package (WSXZ) filter: You may receive a "WorldServer extension architecture was missing for a trans-unit" error during export under specific circumstances

Initial 9.12 release was 9.12.9