A client recently asked for a recommendation of a program to open their translation memory and search for matches and terminology. I came up with two programs that are inexpensive or free. I would recommend Olifant (Windows) and XOterm (Mac). I would also recommend notepad++ for just opening the TMX file and viewing the content. It is a powerful text editor that can be used in many different ways including doing global search and replace functions across many files at once.
We created a short video demonstrating how an end-client can use TMX files (translation memory) to do targeted searches for their previous translations as stored in a translation memory database.
You can view the video here:
Peter founded Argo Translation, originally based in Milwaukee, WI, in 1995. Prior to transferring his love of all things international and his savvy business expertise into Chicago’s premier translation agency, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he graduated with a major in finance and human resource management. After graduation he went on to become an Italian translator and project manager for an international medical equipment manufacturer and major airline.