Memsource makes it possible to import zip files. This feature can also be useful when, for example, files stored in a directory structure need to be imported into Memsource for translation. The directory can be zipped and imported as such into Memsource. Zip files can be flat or have a nested directory structure.
To import a zip file, simply create a new job in a project and select the zip file as the file for translation. All files stored in the zip file will get imported into the project if their file format is supported by Memsource. Otherwise, the files will be ignored and a warning message will get generated stating which files did not get imported at the end of the process.
To download jobs back to zip, simply select all jobs that were in zip originally and press Download - the zip with translated files will be automatically created including the folder structure. The unsupported files will NOT be added to the Completed ZIP file.
Important: Only multiple files will trigger the "ZIP" action for downloaded files. If your ZIP contains only file, the completed file will be not be downloaded as ZIP, but as the original format.
Please note that it may be necessary to specify the appropriate character set:
- Character set must be specified for text-type file formats, such as TXT or CSV files. If not specified, Memsource will assume they are encoded in UTF-8.
- Specifically for zip files, the encoding of file names in the zip file should be specified. This may vary from the usual Windows encoding as zip file names get encoded with a different encoding than the actual files. E.g. IBM852 is typically used for Czech or IBM866 for Russian on Windows systems, however, also depending on the producer of the zip file software. To select the character set: When importing the zip file (creating a new job), click on Character Set - Encoding of zipped file names and then choose the appropriate character set. If the character set is incorrect, some file names (not the actual files) may get garbled after they get imported into Memsource.
Please refer to this page for a list of character sets.