Language-support files are monolingual morphological data files. WithÂ OpenTM2they are used to perform:
- Stem reductionÂ during dictionary lookup of terms in original documents. When an original document contains the English wordÂ bought, for example,Â OpenTM2actually looks up the infinitive form of the verb,Â buy, in the dictionary. The English (U.S.) language-support file contains the information necessary to associateÂ boughtÂ withÂ buy.
- Compound separationÂ during dictionary lookup of terms in original documents for all Germanic languages. When an original document contains the German wordÂ AutoradioÂ (car radio),Â OpenTM2looks upÂ Autoradio. If it does not find this compound, it decomposes it and looks up its partsÂ AutoÂ andÂ Radio.
- Text segmentationÂ into sentences, including recognizing abbreviations in the original documents.A paragraph of text is divided into sentences during analysis to allow a sentence-by-sentence translation.
- SpellcheckingÂ of translated documents.
For translations from a given source language, youÂ mustÂ install the corresponding language-support file.
For translations into a target language, the installation of the language-support file is optional unless you need to check the spelling of the target file.
Overview and terminology
The “Language List” window contains lists of all the language-support files available inÂ OpenTM2Â and their current installation status.
SelectÂ Display language listÂ from theÂ UtilitiesÂ menu.
The “Language List” window is displayed.
Options and parameters
The “Language List” window shows all available languages and their current status. TheÂ StateÂ column indicates whether the language-support file for the respective language is installed (indicated byactiveÂ orÂ inactive).
There are several reasons for a language being shown as inactive:
- It is not included in your base package.
- It is included in your base package, but you did not install it.
- It is included in your base package and you installed it, but you subsequently deleted it because you had no need for it at that time.
If you need a language-support file for any of the languages supported byÂ OpenTM2, you can install it on top of your current installation.
If you translate into languages for which language support is not available, such as Hungarian, you cannot check the spelling of the translated documents.
What you can do with language-support files
Language-support files can be installed, extended, or deleted.
Deleting language-support files
You can delete a language-support file when you no longer need it. You may want to do this, for example, if you no longer translate from or into this language.
- Display language listÂ from theÂ UtilitiesÂ menu
- The language-support file to delete
- DeleteÂ from theÂ FileÂ menu
Options and parameters
BeforeÂ OpenTM2Â deletes the selected language-support file, you are asked to confirm your request:
- SelectÂ YesÂ to delete the language-support file.
- SelectÂ NoÂ to cancel the delete request.
If you selectÂ Yes, the language-support file is deleted. Otherwise, it remains unchanged. A reference to this source language may still exist in certain folders, dictionaries, andÂ Translation Memory databases. Update the respective properties so that the deleted language-support file is no longer referred to.
Extending language-support files
Occasionally, documents contain words with a spelling not recognized byÂ OpenTM2although you consider them spelled correctly.
Such words can be added to anÂ addendumÂ of the respective language support and are then accepted by the spellchecking function. For more information, seeÂ Spellchecking a document.
What you can do for other languages
The list of target languages includes all languages for which language-support files exist, and certain other languages that are supported by WindowsÂ (R). If you want to translate into other languages, selectÂ Other LanguagesÂ from the list of languages.