A common user feedback about OmegaT is that it’s difficult to set up properly when you’re just getting started. Indeed, the out-of-the box version doesn’t include all the features you’ll need if you’re going to use it professionally—you’ll need to download and add them one at a time from different web pages. Also, OmegaT provides many settings, and it’s no wonder that a user who is new to the program may have a hard time configuring them for top performance.
An easy way to avoid the hassle of setting up and configuring OmegaT is to get someone else’s version, which already includes all necessary features and settings. One option is to use our version that to get started with OmegaT quickly. It is based on our five years of working with the program on a day-to-day basis. By using our version, you can save at least two hours you’d otherwise spend on tuning OmegaT for peak performance yourself. Please note that this version is for Windows.
- Spellchecker dictionaries: English, German, French, Russian, Polish, etc.
- Okapi Filters Plugin for OmegaT
We maintain the latest version, i.e., as soon as a new version of any feature is made available, we include it in our version.
We include all settings we find optimal with our version of OmegaT. This can make things easier for a user new to OmegaT, because understanding which settings are best for you can take weeks or months. To avoid the additional step of copying the settings manually after downloading, we keep them in the config subfolder of the program folder, rather than the default folder, c:/Users/username/AppData/Roaming/OmegaT (you can open it easily by searching for %APPDATA%). As soon as you download the program, you can immediately run it with all proper settings.
We also include a customized configuration file, OmegaT.l4J.ini, which is where OmegaT gets its configuration when you run OmegaT.exe. Using this file allows to configure a few important settings:
- Location of config subfolder (As mentioned above, it’s located directly in the program folder, rather than in Roaming.)
- RAM size available to the program
- User interface language (English)
Java Runtime Environment
Java is required to run OmegaT. Uur version uses the 64-bit JRE located in the jre subfolder. If you are using 32-bit Windows, do not download our version.
If you have 4 GB RAM or less, you need to reduce the amount of RAM available to OmegaT. Open the OmegaT.l4J.ini in the root folder and make a change similar to the one listed below:
|4 GB or less||-Xmx3000M|
Generally, you do not want to assign too much RAM to OmegaT, because there might be not enough RAM left for running other software. So it is always a balancing act—feel free to experiment.
How to download and run our version
- Download OmegaT using this link: https://yadi.sk/d/kgpeoPT43YR6tH.
- Extract the ZIP archive to C:\OmegaT\. (This is important, because the paths of the spelling dictionaries (C:\OmegaT\dictionaries) and scripts (C:\OmegaT\scripts) depend on this folder. If you use a different folder for OmegaT , change these paths for these features to work.)
- Run OmegaT.exe.
If you are new to OmegaT, the task of setting up the program with all necessary components and optimal configuration can be a challenge. By downloading and using our version, which includes everything you need to get started, you can save at least a couple of hours and also avoid working with suboptimal configuration. We will also be happy to provide you with basic OmegaT support if you post a comment here or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.