You are on page 1of 15

Dictionaries

Dictionaries

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries

Opening a Dictionary....................................................................................3

Creating a Dictionary....................................................................................4
2.1

Add dictionary language ...........................................................................5

2.2

Delete dictionary language .......................................................................6

Creating Keywords .......................................................................................8

Searching, Editing, and Deleting Keywords .............................................10


4.1

Find and edit keywords ...........................................................................10

4.2

Deleting Keywords ..................................................................................10

Not Translating a Word in the Project Pages ...........................................12

Entering a Separator Suggestion ..............................................................13

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries

Opening a Dictionary

As standard, EPLAN dictionaries are stored in the ..\Translation directory.


1. Select Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary > Management tab.

2. Click [...] next to the Dictionaries field.

3. Select the directory where the dictionary is located.

4. Select the Microsoft Access-Datenbanken (*.mdb) file type and then


select the desired file.

5. Click [Open].
The dictionary is entered into the Dictionary field. You can now edit it.

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries

Creating a Dictionary

You can create and manage multiple dictionaries. Select the appropriate dictionary
for each of your projects.
Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary > Management tab
1. Select [Extras] > New.

2. To create a new database for the dictionary, enter a file name into the File
name field and select the Microsoft Access databases (*.mdb) file type.

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries
3. Click [Save].

2.1

Add dictionary language

1. In the Management tab, use [...] to select the dictionary to which you wish to
add a dictionary language.

2. Click

(New) next to the Dictionary language field.

EPLAN displays all of the languages that can be accepted into the
dictionary.

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries
3. One after the other, select all of the languages that should be available in the
dictionary.

2.2

Delete dictionary language

1. In the Management tab, use [...] to select the dictionary from which you wish
to remove a dictionary language.

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries
2. Select a language in the Dictionary languages field.

3. Click

(Delete).

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries

Creating Keywords

You can add an unlimited number of keywords to the dictionary. Keywords are casesensitive. Each keyword has a source language. The keyword always must contain a
translation text in the source language, because this text is used as a reference for all
of the other target languages.
Precondition:

You have created a dictionary or have access to a dictionary.

You have opened a dictionary.

Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary > Edit words tab
1. Select the source language for the current keyword in the Source language
field.
Example:
If you specify de_DE, German will be the source language for all of the other
target languages.

2. To create a keyword, click

(New).

EPLAN places the insertion mark in the Keyword field in the line for the
source language translation text.

3. First enter the source language translation text in the Keyword field.

4. Then enter the translation texts for the other dictionary languages in the
Keyword field.

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries
5. If desired, enter a short description into the Comment field.

6. Click

(Save).

The keyword is added on the left in the list of keywords.

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

Dictionaries

Searching, Editing, and Deleting Keywords

A keyword is always stored in the dictionary in a source language.


Precondition:

You have access to a dictionary containing keywords.

You have opened a dictionary.

Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary > Edit words tab

4.1

Find and edit keywords

1. In the Source language field, select the language that is used for the keyword
in the dictionary.

2. Specify the desired keyword in the Find field.


If the keyword is in the dictionary, EPLAN shows the matching keyword in
the keyword list.

3. Select the keyword and edit the translation texts in the Keyword field.

4. Click

4.2

(Save).

Deleting Keywords

1. Select the keyword in the keyword list.

EPLAN Training

10

Dictionaries
2. In the Keyword field click

(Delete).

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

11

Dictionaries

Not Translating a Word in the Project Pages

You can define the words that are not to be translated. These words are therefore
fixed terms and are ignored in the translation process. The setting is only valid for
word-by-word translation.
Precondition:

You have access to a dictionary containing keywords.

You have opened a dictionary.

Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary > Do not translate tab
1. Click

(New).

2. Specify the desired word in the Word not to be translated field.

3. Click

(Save).

The word is added to the word list.

This functionality is only available for certain module packages. Info

EPLAN Training

12

Dictionaries

Entering a Separator Suggestion

A separator enables you to separate a keyword at a desired location. If you add a


line break to a project text, the translated texts will have a line break at the location
indicated by the separator suggestion.
Precondition:

You have access to a dictionary containing keywords.

You have opened a dictionary.

Utilities > Translation > Edit dictionary


1. Select the Edit words tab.

2. In the Source language field, select the language that is used for the keyword
in the dictionary.

3. In the Find field enter the existing keyword, and select it in the keyword list.

4. Place the mouse pointer in the Keyword field where it is that you would like to
insert the separator suggestion in the translation text.
The mouse pointer changes into an insertion marker.

5. Press the "Pipe" key [|].


EPLAN inserts a vertical line.
Example:
Tacho|meter

EPLAN Training

13

Dictionaries

6. Click

(Save).

EPLAN Training

14

Dictionaries

EPLAN Training

15