Posted: July 17th, 2013 under ApSIC Xbench.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve just published build Xbench 3.0 build 1148. This new build adds a few more features:
- New URL Mismatch QA Check. Although, it is true that you can already use the Xbench powerful checklist feature to catch URL mismatches (very typically created by improper handling of fuzzy matches), it is also true that mastering regular expressions and the Xbench PowerSearch grammar to create such a check is not trivial to everyone. Actually, every now and then our support team helped users to add the URL check into a checklist. With this new build, we decided to simplify that by adding a built-in QA check for URL mismatches. We’ve made a couple of practical design decisions:
- The URL check is case-sensitive. Although some portions of URLs are case-insensitive and other portions are case-sensitive, we think that it is good translation practice not to change the URL case, so we decided to flag uppercase/lowercase mismatches as well.
- For now, we will focus on the mainstream protocols (http:, https:, ftp:, file:, mailto:) to reduce the risk of false alarms, although the protocol list will grow in the future.
- New support for TIPP and XLIFF:doc. A few weeks ago, the Interperability Now! initiative reached an important milestone: it released the specification for TIPP 1.0 and XLIFF:doc 1.5, which was the first official release of this new set of conventions. As any standard becomes meaningful only if users can actually benefit from it, we decided to jump in quickly and add support for these formats in Xbench to help foster adoption in real-life workflows. With this new Xbench 3.0 build, you can now load a TIPP file directly and search or QA the XLIFF bilingual information it contains. Alternatively, you can also load an XLIFF:doc file directly with the XLIFF file type and Xbench will recognize the dialect. We do encourage software developers to add support for these new formats to capitalize on the synergies for users and developers that exist when formats are documented and designed with interoperability in mind.
- New support for UTX. UTX is a very simple tab-delimited terminology format. It is so simple that, in fact, UTX users are already loading their glossaries into Xbench as tab-delimited files and everything works, except for a few minor quirks. With this build, we made the tab-delimited filter smarter and now it accepts files with .utx extension, presents banned terms more evidently and does not show UTX commented out lines. Current UTX users do not need to do anything with their current Xbench projects, their files will simply be shown more conveniently.
This build also adds a few more enhancements and fixes.