Need CAT tutorial.
Thread poster: Dmitry Dotsenko
I need a tutorial (textbook, manual) on computer-aided translation: what software to choose, how to use it... I know about Translator's Tool Box. Maybe there are free resources?
| | ghislandi
Local time: 04:21
English to Italian
| | Selcuk Akyuz
Local time: 07:21
English to Turkish
| | xxxMarc P
Local time: 05:21
German to English
| Wordfast tutorials || May 13, 2008 |
Although I don't use Wordfast, I found the tutorials on the Wordfast site pretty useful. As long as you don't get into the details of which keyboard combination you have to press, the basic principles of various CAT-tools are the same. Therefore tutorials for one tool are useful for most others, when it comes to grasping the whole idea of the software.
As for the choice of software - many of the CAT products have free trial versions or free limited edition versions. Although I have not tried a lot of different products, I think maybe the easiest way to get acquainted with the whole concept is to start with Wordfast tutorials as a source of information and either with Wordfast or with MetaTexis to play with. They both have free limited versions, the limits being slightly different - Wordfast is free with a translation memory (TM) limit, where MetaTexis has a free fully functional demo, which expires in 2 months and changes into the free Lite version, which is somewhat limited, but with no TM limits. I think that MetaTexis is a little bit easier to use.
And do read the forums around here. There are plenty of useful discussions on these topics, both now and from some time ago.
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| | iLen
Local time: 12:21
English to Chinese
| Heartsome CAT tool || May 23, 2008 |
Heartsome's CAT tool comes with a fairly easy to understand Quick Start Guide.
And they often provide special tutorials on specific processes on demand. Their support team responds fast, this is important! What I like most is that, their TMX validation tool helped me a lot in clearing problems in TMX files generated by other tools. When you need to share TM among different CAT tools, this is a must have feature.
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