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  1. Add-on for the translation of short texts through instant messaging

    Our idea is to develop a bridge between an instant messaging client and GS, so that project managers can manage very short translations in a very effective way, reducing the fixed costs, which often make these short projects not viable.

    One of the project managers' most common complaint is the overhead caused by very small translation projects. Currently, you must create a project regardless of the volume. What happens when you only need to translate 1 or 2 sentences? Too much work.

    Our idea (already in design phase) is to create a "bridging" system between GlobalSight and an instant messaging…

    89 votes
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    • Provide a basic API library to let user can use it to develop new feature by himself

      Shall we can provide a basic API library to user so that user can use it to make some development according with his requirement and business? The basic API library can help user to access data from GlobalSight, develop and deploy new features based on GlobalSight, execute special query and update data easily.
      And it's necessary to run a development Wiki which let more and more users who are intresting on GlobalSight to share their ideas, experiences, developing and get the latest information about development on GlobalSight.

      61 votes
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      • Translators and reviewers registration

        Translators and reviewers should have the possibility to apply and registrate, in order to be able to insert their personal data, with foto, services, rates, etc.

        57 votes
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        • Allow realtime TM sharing

          Translators working on a large job or different jobs for the same customer must be able to access the latest TM for jobs that are in progress but to be saved only after the job is complete in a master TM.

          51 votes
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          • Context Preview

            GloablSight should be able to provide a live preview of translated material. So, if you are translating MS Word document, then you can preview it live while you translate. Same applies to other formats such as InDesign, Excel, etc. Putting things in context will result in a much better quality. At the same time, the preview should be synched, i.e. if multiple users are working on the same document, they should all be able to preview the translated content simultaneously.

            40 votes
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            • User Interface overhaul

              The browser interface of GlobalSight itself can be quite overwhelming. Understanding the concepts of localization profiles, TM profiles..... and how they all fit together. I suggest investing in a full User Interface (UI) overhaul.

              39 votes
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              • Update Desktop Icon automately

                When the developer have finished some updates of Desktop Icon, some users don't know how to update the new version manually. The process is very complicated for a common user update the Desktop Icon manually, so they still want to use the old version. Then some problems, which have been fixed in new version, still exist. After changing the updating process to automated type, common users only do some easy operations to update the Desktop Icon.

                38 votes
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                • Subsegment search (automatic)

                  This useful feature is offered by important "competitors" as for example memoQ or SDL Studio. It means that the system looks for partial strings in addition to the full segment and could even insert found matches automatically (see http://www.tcworld.info/index.php?id=167; "Recognizing parts of segments or sub-segments" heading).

                  26 votes
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                  • Online Query Management Tool For Solutions To Fix Reoccurring Issues

                    An online query management system or forum would allow users (mainly translators) to research for answers to upload/download issues and general issues before contacting the GS support team or PM team.

                    22 votes
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                    • GlobalSight as a Carrier for Passolo

                      1. GlobalSight shall generate source and target files from Passolo LPUs and add them to a job for handling within a workflow. 2. GlobalSight shall import completed jobs into Passolo. 3. GlobalSight shall transport Passolo TBUs within jobs to allow for binary localisation. 4. GlobalSight shall transport Passolo complete TBUs as part of a job and leverage returned TBUs for addition to translation memory. 5. GlobalSight shall have a plug-in that utilises Passolo's remote COM interfaces. Passolo shall be resident and licensed on a Windows machine (local or remote).

                      21 votes
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                      • The ability to process layered graphics files such as Photoshop, Illustrator etc

                        At the moment Global Sight doesn’t automatically process layered graphics files such as Photoshop or Illustrator.
                        The text from these files need to be copied and pasted into Word, and then this Word file is uploaded into GlobalSight. The text from the translated Word file then needs to be copied and pasted back in the Photoshop or Illustrator files.
                        This task takes the time of an individual and it would be far more time and cost affective if a user could automatically upload these files into Globalsight. This would mean that the translated text would be populated in the Photoshop…

                        19 votes
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                        • Create plug-in mechanism as in Firefox

                          To be successful, Globalsight will need the help from a strong developer community. These developers should be able to easily extend the system using a plugin mechanism as in Firefox, Eclipse, iPhone App store or the Salesforce.com AppExchange. Modules should be able to access job meta-data, call web services and be able to simply plug into workflows.

                          19 votes
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                          • Create a tagged image glossary to facilitate the l10n of images and media by culture or locale

                            As we move towards a multimedia future, support for images and video clips is becoming a 'must-have', not something extra, and a method for matching and/or suggesting replacement images by locale or culture would be a massive time-saver. The benefits would be magnified by the possibility to source royalty-free or low-cost images and maintain them in an image 'glossary'.

                            19 votes
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                            • news letter for users/vendor

                              I have discovered that there isn’t any way that vendor (or users) can find out any enhancement or any important update from Globalsight. Therefore it would be good to have:

                              1. Create vendor forum at Globalsight.com to store all the latest news for vendor.
                              2. Issue a newsletter for Globalsight vendor and send out to PM/Vendors.

                              17 votes
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                              • OmegaT+ API interface

                                Implement an interface in OmegaT+ to access the required functionality in GlobalSight, handled document formats, etc. Let end users, translators, have a choice of desktop application or web interface to GlobalSight, both being free open source software and implemented in Java(cross-platform).

                                16 votes
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                                • Tree view

                                  GS is not able to view any jobs in tree view format. It would be easier to see jobs in tree view format as well. Current GS view has details but it does not tell you the languages or any more details rather than what you currently have which is you need to click each job to see the details - how many languages/file name etc. Idiom has this kind of features so you can expand the view or customized.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Upload process improvement

                                    Each file has to be uploaded separately. It is ok, if you have got 10-15 files to upload, but a nightmare if the job contains hundreds of small files. In theory GS gives ability to upload many files at the same time. After uploading it generates a report if file was uploaded correctly or any error occurred. During upload of many files system generate report, but only about last file. There is no way to check if other files were uploaded correctly.

                                    14 votes
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                                    • Batch TM management

                                      1. Mass delete/edit TMs, for example using checkboxes and a drop down actions menu.
                                      2. Batch TM import.
                                      3. TM search function.
                                      4. Option to display different number of TMs per page (10, 20, 30, etc.).

                                      12 votes
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                                      • APIs for Websites

                                        Would like to provide APIs to webmasters for embedding in their sites so that their content could be pushed to GS upon publish.

                                        12 votes
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                                        • API Response Message Schemas (XSD or DTD)

                                          A lack of fully qualified schemas (XSD or DTD) for API response messages means that we have to gingerly create our own. This is prone to errors or omisions, especially if utilising sample XML response messages in the API documentation (e.g. getFileProfileInfoEx() shows only one instance of <fileExtension/> and <targetLocale/> but more than one can be present in a real result). The idea in this case is to provide a library of schemas that can be utilised for building code (using your favourite IDE) and avoid the pitfalls of errors and omissions experienced when writing a schema by hand. The…

                                          12 votes
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