Compatibility of TMX in Trados 2009 with 2007

Many may find that a TMX file exported from Trados Studio 2009 could not be imported into Trados 2007 successfully. When trying to import, an error prompts in the status bar:

 (35000): SSLex0105e: Invalid token, Line 1, Offset 1,

It’s tricky to get this resolved, but once you figured out the root reason: encoding of Unicode instead of UTF-8 needed in Trados 2007, things can be easily resolved:

Open the exported TMX 2009 file with any text editor, navigate to the first line:

<?phpxml version=”1.0″ <span style=”color: #ff0000;”>encoding=”utf-8″?>

Remove the string encoding=”utf-8″ as a whole, keep the XML declaration read as <?phpxml version=”1.0″?>.

In the text editor such as Notepad, Go to File -> Save as. In the Encoding section, replace the default encoding “UTF-8” as “Unicode”. Save the file.

You can successfully import the TMX 2009 into Trados 2007 now.

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