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How to Make OmegaT Like Tags in TMs Produced by Other Tools

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OmegaT offers a pretty good level of compatibility with other translation memory programs, in particular SDL Trados and Wordfast Pro. But it’s not 100% yet. One of the challenges in this respect is the differences between the tags produced by OmegaT and other tools. This post offers a few best practices to tackle this challenge […]

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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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