KAider is a computer-aided translation system that focuses on productivity and performance. Translator does only creative work (of delivering message in his/her mother language in laconic and easy to understand form). KAider implies paragraph-by-paragraph translation approach (when translating documentation) and message-by-message approach (when translating GUI).
- syntax highlighting
- spellcheck (sonnet needs improvement)
- search-n-replace, ignoring accel marks
- formats .po file output better so less diff is generated by scripty
- small features like quick tag insert, placing text cursor right after the tag in the beginning (e.g. '<qt>|foobar</qt>' where "|" is a cursor), entry bookmarks
- viewer of the difference between current msgid and previous one (i.e. msgid translation of which current msgstr really is -- for fuzzies generated with --previous gettext option)
- merge mode for editors (QA) or when several translators work on the same file screenshot
- basic projectmanager functionality screenshot
- Translation Memory (threaded) with shortcuts for inserting suggestions into current 'msgstr', scores are computed based on common/total length ratio, removed+added length, and count of removed+added parts screenshot
- for difference representation in all places word-by-word algorithm is used (based on the Longest Common Sequence o(n*n) algorithm and my own experience)
- glossary with basic tbx format support. KAider displays relevant entries on-the-fly and provides shortcuts to insert them. also, you can add new glossary terms via context menu of the glossary. screenshot 1 screenshot 2
- webquery view, flexible thanks to kross
- Search/Replace functions in multiple files at once.
- Spellchecking of multiple files at once.
After you set kde env up (compiling kdelibs is enough):
svn up sdk
as a root, run sshd and then from the usual shell:
ssh -XC kde-devel@localhost
you can get catalogmanager by specifying --project option
kaider --project /path/to/index.ktp
- Majority of actions must be accessible via keyboard (because it is faster to press a shotcut than to be frustrated with a mouse)
- Do automatization _everywhere_ it possible
- Focus on quality. This is open source -- so source code is available (for change)
- WebQuery for twin languages (like Ukrainian and Russian)
- xliff+qt-linguist support (see KBabel features to be implemented)
- Automatic Glossary building
- Research on dividing into sentences rules (e.g. srx)
- project-wise and program-wise: webquery scripts, glossaries, TMs
- Glossary checklists: check for forbidden terms in new translation
- Tighten SVN support: svn diff-like feature
- Automate submitting translation suggestions to translate.google.com [Kross action]
- back-checking, to see whether a term/string in the target language has been used as translation for different things, not just that one source has the same translation everywhere.
- [Kross (project) action] that merges translations with updated template
- fill TM with content of /usr/share/locale/<lang>/LC_MESSAGES/*.mo [Kross action]
Not for KDE:
- Be complete computer-aided translation system by providing e.g. actions to import+export openoffice, txt and documents of other formats by calling appropriate scripts/commands. Define for that general kross actions interface.
- Make nice windoze package for the windowzerz
Converters (use, acting as a front-end):
KBabel features to be implemented
...in a smarter way :). After or during the summer.
- persistent bookmarks for messages in a file saved in the project
- extended marking of .po and .pot files (e.g. translator that currently works on the file and cince when) saved in the project
- Opening source code by references in message comments [Kross action]
- A plugin framework for validation tools for consistency checks [Kross action triggered on saving]
- Sending the file using email [Kross (project) action]
- Automatic syntax check with msgfmt when saving and, if an error occured, easy navigation to messages, which contain errors. == Syntax check (msgfmt --statistics) for existing files to control if the translated files will compile and, accordingly, work when distributed [Kross (project) action]
- CVS and SVN support [Kross project action] (is 'svn ci' so hard?)
- PO File Header change [Kross action (+triggered on saving)]
- Printing of selected messages (eg fuzzy ) [Kross action]
- msgid-diff-msgstr from  (features for all other commands are already implemented, if you haven't noticed this)
KBabel features NOT to be implemented
- Character selection tool integration, sort by the frequency
Why? Better improve system-wide charselect tool, OR...
modify your xorg keyboard layout!
- Create project, saving *.ktp file to l10n-kde4/<LangCode>
- Populate Glossary via GlossaryView context menu (.tbx file will be created automatically for you on the first entry addition).
- Populate Translation Memory by dropping .po files onto TM View