Video: Less Dreadful Scripting in OmegaT 3.1.0

Version 3.1.0 of OmegaT has seen massive improvements in the area of scripts. This video explains the most important enhancements.

Saving window position and size in preferences

OmegaT now keeps the Scripting window position and size in the preferences file, so that every time you open this window, you do not have to resize or move it all over again.

New location for the Run button

The Run button now displays in the lower left corner of the Scripting window, which makes it easier to access. Remember also that you can press it using the Alt+R hotkey.

User-friendly script names

The scripts now support user-friendly names that display in the script list instead of the file names. Most standard scripts already have names configured. To add names to other scripts, you can do the following:

Action
Example
Add a line to the beginning of a script. /* :name=QA – Check Rules     :description=The rules are based on the Checkmate Quality check
Сreate a file that has the same name as the script, but properties extension. In this file, you need to provide values for name and description. name=Convert XLIFF to TMX
description=Converts translated XLIFFs into translation memories

Script localization

You can also create a file script_name_[language].properties which will have the localized name and description for that language. For example, this localization file includes the name and description that will display in the Japanese version of OmegaT.

File name Contents
replace_with_match_no_tags_ja.properties Localized name and description for the Japanese language

Real-time monitoring

OmegaT now monitors the scripts folder for changes in real time. If you make any changes to any script, the script list updates automatically without having to press F5.

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