tmserver is a Translation Memory service that can be queried via HTTP using a simple REST like URL/http and data is exchanged between server and client encoded in JSON.


If you are searching for an enterprise Translation Memory server then rather use amaGama.

Usage --bind=HOSTNAME --port=PORT [--tmdb=TMDBFILE] [--import-translation-file=TMFILE [--import-source-lang=SOURCE_LANG] [--import-target-lang=TARGET_LANG]]



is the SQLite database file containing translation memory data, if not specified a new temporary database is created


is a translation file (po, xliff, etc.) that should be imported into the database (mostly useful when no tmdb file is specified).


-h, --help

show this help message and exit


translation memory database file

-f TMFILES, --import-translation-file=TMFILES

translation file to import into the database

-t TARGET_LANG, --import-target-lang=TARGET_LANG

target language of translation files

-s SOURCE_LANG, --import-source-lang=SOURCE_LANG

source language of translation files

-b BIND, --bind=BIND

address to bind server to (default: localhost)

-p PORT, --port=PORT

port to listen on (default: 8888)


Maximum number of candidates


minimum similarity


Maxmimum string length


enable debugging features


easiest way to run the server for testing is to pass it a large translation file (maybe generated by pocompendium) to create a tmdb database on the fly.

tmserver -b localhost -p 8080 -f compendium.po -s en_US -t ar

The server can be queried using a webbrowser. the url would be:


So to see suggestions for “open file” try the url http://localhost:8080/tmserver/en_US/ar/unit/open+file