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OmegaT Video: Most Useful Scripts in OmegaT

In my latest webinar, I looked at three important scripts that you can use in OmegaT. Watch this video to learn how to use them. Spell checking Written by Piotr Kulik and called spellcheck.groovy, this script makes it possible to check spelling in the entire project, thus complementing spell checking that happens on-the-fly in the […]

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Sending Larger Translation Projects in Batches

Sending a translation job all at once and sending the same job in batches over a period of time are two very different scenarios. This article lists some of the advantages and drawbacks of the batch approach. Pros of splitting a translation project into batches Ensuring timely delivery. The single most important advantage is having […]

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Review of OmegaT 3.0.8_2: How to Make Tags in XLIFF and TMX Match

This video about a minor release of the translation memory tool OmegaT focuses on just three changes. Ignore type and ctype attributes when building tag shortcuts Available under Project => Properties => File Filters => XLIFF => Options, this new option makes it possible to ignore the two attributes, for example when you want ph […]

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Five Things to Take Your Translation Skills to the Next Level

Do you want to charge higher rates and provide your clients with translations that will bring them the results they want? Then read this article, which lists five of the most important things you can do as a translator to make the shift from good to great. Stop translating literally This is a must unless […]

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OmegaT 3.0.8_3 Review: Inserting Tag Pairs and Create Project Shortcut

Version 3.0.8_3 is another minor release of the free translation software OmegaT. It brings several improvements, and in this video I review two of them. Insert Next Missing Tag Pair Available in the Missing Tags view of the Auto-completer, this function makes it possible to insert a pair of tags at once instead of one […]

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Avoiding Time Loss in Challenging Projects

Whenever you, a translation buyer, have a large or otherwise challenging text to translate, your project begins long before translation itself starts. If you want top quality, you need to think through your project ahead of time and start working on the plan as soon as possible. Any delays on your part will reduce the […]

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Price of Misinterpretation: a War?

On Friday, February 28, 2014, after Russia had begun deploying its troops in Crimea, Ukraine, US President Barack Obama made an address, expressing deep concerns about Russia’s military involvement in the region. One sentence he used was, “There will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine.” This caused an extremely negative reaction from the […]

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Video: Auto-Propagation and Alternative Translations in OmegaT

This video explains how OmegaT auto-propagates translations for non-unique segments. It also shows how to translate two identical segments in a different way. Auto-propagation in OmegaT Auto-propagation is enabled by default for each project. Find any segment that displays in gray. This is a non-unique segment (internal repetition). Translate it, and all others occurrences of […]

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Why Do Translation Rates Vary So Widely?

Receiving quotes for translation from several providers can be confusing, because the prices will be very different. Although different factors make up translation price, there is a single most important factor: quality. This post explains how quality is reflected in translation price, using a car analogy. Translations are like cars when it comes to price. […]

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“Wait” Your Way to Higher Quality

Buying translation often involves making a decision about what is more important to you: speed or quality. Read this article to learn about the advantages and drawbacks of both approaches. Comparison Advantages Drawbacks Speed Since you get your translation faster, you can start using it sooner, and it can bring you the results you want […]

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