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accuracy, quality, service & Hermann Bruns (Metatexis)
Thread poster: Igor Kreknin

Igor Kreknin  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:17
English to Russian
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Sep 18, 2003

Two weeks ago (Sept.5) I bought a Metatexis Lite (got its licence key).

A good program correctly working with Latvian and Russian fonts.
What is more it's cheap -- only $34. I also paid some bank charges (local + correspondent), which were higher than the price of this program. The total amount paid was abt. a one-month Latvian pension.

But there is a small problem: this program doesn't function.
Its TM operates, but Term Database shows me the following pictures:
Windows XP (128KB):
http://www.tulks.com/mt1.jpg

Windows 98 SE (32KB):
http://www.tulks.com/mt2.jpg

It's blocked, though there is such information on Hermann Bruns' web site:
> "Lite"
> All basic functions to translate Word documents are available, including:
> - Terminology database

But I just intended to use this Term Database. I wanted to enter words and word-combinations from my agreements in Latvian to translate them into Russian (like MT programs, not TM) to reduce typing.

I wrote to Hermann Bruns and got a thanks for "the bug report."

I again wrote to Hermann Bruns and asked him when I could use this bought program.

The reply was:

> Hello Igor,
> I will release a new version very soon. It will allow you to use the terminology functions.
> Best regards
> Hermann Bruns


Hermann Bruns keeps on advertising his product (Lite) and its nonfunctioning "Terminology database/glossary."

I keep on replacing Latvian words by the Russian ones in MS Word without the bought Metatexis, by means of the Replace command.


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perry  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 06:17
Member (2007)
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Good advice Sep 19, 2003

Thanks, Igor, for your advice.
I thought of buying Metatexis a few months ago. Fortunately I didn't do so. And now, surely I will not.
Perry


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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:17
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New version is out, after all Sep 22, 2003

Dear Igor,

on September 15th, I sent you an email notifying you about the new beta version for version 2. However, there seems to have been a technical communication problem.

I will send this email again.

Best regards
Hermann Bruns


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Hermann Bruns  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:17
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There is no risk in trying MetaTexis Sep 22, 2003

Dear Perry,

there is no risk in running a trial version of MetaTexis. You can download it at www.metatexis.com and test all functions.

If there is any problem, you can let me know. And I usually react on the same day (if possible).

In Igor's case, there just was a technical communication problem. We have sorted this out.

Best regards
Hermann Bruns


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Igor Kreknin  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:17
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Thanks a lot, Sep 22, 2003

Hermann, for your email I've received today.

Unfortunately I didn't receive the email of Sept.15. It's a pity you didn't write me in your evening letter with "very soon" (Sept.14) that tomorrow (Sept.15) you would send me a link to download the beta.

All the best,
Igor

[Edited at 2003-09-22 13:23]


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