Help / Tools / Translation tools / WDTrad
  • Overview
  • "General" tab: Available options
  • Translation statistics
  • Maintenance
  • "Custom terminologies" tab: Available options
  • "Search" tab: Available options
  • "Find/Replace" tab: Available options
  • "Recently added" tab: Available options
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Stored procedures
The options of the WDTRAD dictionary can be configured via "Edit .. Dictionary properties". The window that appears includes several undockable tabs.
"General" tab: Available options
The "General" tab is used to:
  • get translation statistics for the current dictionary
  • perform maintenance operations.

Translation statistics

To get the translation statistics, click the "Generate dictionary statistics" link. These statistics return the number of resources found in the dictionary.


The maintenance operations are as follows:
  • Configuring the language: You can configure the characteristics of each language: keyboard used, symbols. The setting of symbols is used by WDTRAD when a translation is rebuilt from an existing translation.
    To configure the characteristics of a language:
    1. Select the desired language.
    2. Click . The "Keyword" tab and the "Symbols" tab are used to configure the specific features of the selected language.
  • Reindexing the dictionary: The dictionnary can be reindexed for each language. This operation optimizes the access to dictionary data. This reindex operation can take a few minutes.
    To reindex a language:
    1. Select the desired language.
    2. Click the "Reindex" button and validate.
"Custom terminologies" tab: Available options
The "Terminology" tab allows you to set translations to be used for certain terms. Machine translation tools (e.g., DeepL) will use these translations when the specified terms are encountered.
The "Synchronize with Amazon" option allows you to store these terminologies in Amazon Translate.
"Search" tab: Available options
The "Search" tab is used to perform a specific search in the dictionary.
  1. Select the source language and the destination language.
  2. Enter the text you want to find in the desired language.
  3. Click "Search". Depending on the specified options, the results are listed and can be modified.
Remark: The context menu of the results allows you to add an entry to the dictionary ("Add an entry to the dictionary").
"Find/Replace" tab: Available options
In the "Find / Replace" tab you can find and replace resources and translations in the dictionary.
  1. Select the search language.
  2. Enter the search text in the specified language.
    Remark: You can use the * and? characters. The ~ character allows you to exclude a term from the search.
  3. Specify the search options (upper/lower case, starts with, etc.).
  4. Click "Search". Results are listed according to the specified options.
  5. Enter the replacement text.
  6. Perform the replacement:
    • Click "Replace" to replace the selected resource.
    • Click "Replace all" to replace all listed resources.
"Recently added" tab: Available options
The "Recently added" tab lists the latest resources added to the dictionary. You can select the desired languages and the author of the translation. The latest 100 resources are displayed.
Minimum version required
  • Version 17
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Last update: 05/26/2022

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