Category: Translation Technology

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Video: Segments with Identical Source and Target in OmegaT

This video explains how to deal with “source equals target” segments in OmegaT. Before getting down to it, let’s configure a few off-the-shelf settings in OmegaT to make the Editor pane more intuitive. I recommend enabling these three options in the View menu: Mark Translated Segments Display Source Segments Mark Untranslated Segments Enabling them results […]

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Avoid Picking Up Where You Left Off

Interruptions are a major barrier to high productivity during translation, just as in any other aspect of life. One such interruption is switching from one task to another, resulting in unproductive “recalibration.” This article explains how this can be avoided. Example A project manager asks a translator to help with a small translation. Because the […]

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Video: Don’t Translate in Studio If You Don’t Want to

This video explains the basics of translating SDL Trados Studio files in OmegaT to give you a general idea of the process: Two filters OmegaT has two XLIFF filters: the native one and the one from the Okapi plugin. The native filter requires that the text to be translated is placed between the “target” tags […]

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Video: How to Save Time While Avoiding Losing TMs and Glossaries with a Centralized Location for TMs and Glossaries in OmegaT

This video explains yet another way to be more productive with OmegaT. Centralized location concept When you create a new project, OmegaT puts the “tm” and “glossary” subfolders in the project folder. If you have any additional TMs for this project, you copy them into the “tm” subfolder, and the same for the glossaries. With […]

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Common English to Russian Translation Errors. Part 8. “Function” and “Functional”

This is the next article in the series about frequent challenges that Russian translators face. It explains nuances of translating the term “function” in the context of business administration. Meaning and challenge Function is a traditional way of organizing people into broad groups within an organization, based on their most general role. Common functions include […]

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