Tag: OmegaT

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Do You Like Projects with Multiple Files as Much as I Like Them?

Just wanted to say how much I love OmegaT’s concept of handling source files. Unlike most other CAT tools, OmegaT doesn’t convert source files into an intermediary bilingual format like SDLXLIFF in SDL Trados 2011. When I first started using OmegaT, I wasn’t excited about this concept because after years of working with other tools, […]

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Just When You Thought It Didn’t Get Any Better Than This

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For some time now, I’ve been reviewing, and explaining the functionality of, OmegaT, the free translation memory program we use on a day-to-day basis, and encouraging both professional and hobby translators to give it a go. Forget it, I found a better option. Just kidding 🙂 In fact, OmegaT has recently converted me into a […]

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Translation Productivity Tool You Should Try Gets Even Better

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As has been the case with all recent major updates, OmegaT 2.5.4 released last week introduced a few very important improvements. Let’s take a look at some of them to find out how they can make a difference in your daily work as a translation professional. Automatic Number Replacement Perhaps, the greatest improvement is having […]

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Simple Workaround to Translate TTX Files with OmegaT

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As of this writing, the latest version of OmegaT supports SDL Trados TTX file format through Okapi plugin. While this is a great way to handle TTX files within your favorite translation program, it has two limitations. One possible workaround is to use Okapi Rainbow to create a translation kit for OmegaT and then post-process […]

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Windows 8: What’s in It for Me as a Translator

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I installed Windows 8 Consumer Preview 64 bit on a PC we are planning to upgrade. I was primarily interested in checking whether the new OS supports OmegaT and offers any additional efficiencies for translators as compared to the current Windows version. Although this is a beta version carrying risks typical of software that is […]

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OmegaT Keeps Getting Better

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The latest version of OmegaT—OmegaT 2.5.2_1—has been made available a few days ago. With each new version, this free translation tool is getting more user-friendly, and this latest version is no exception. Let’s take a brief look at those enhancements which are already making a difference in our translation process. Glossary This one is for […]

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Reader Question: OmegaT Machine Translation at Your Fingertips

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Recently, we’ve received a comment from a reader asking how to enable Google Translate (GT) in OmegaT. This post answers their question in detail. It doesn’t imply, of course, that we rely on machine translation (MT) in our regular work for clients. Quite the contrary, we are raving fans of traditional translation and believe MT […]

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