Translation software for MACINTOSH platform
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potra
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Jun 2, 2008

Hello to all Prozians,

I have been trying to find out whether there is a CAT Tool for MAC users. Does anybody in the translation world work on MAC?

Thank you all in advance for your help.

Laura


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
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Some options Jun 2, 2008

WordFast is a fine solution on the Mac. Unfortunately, Word 2004 was the last version of Word for Mac that it will work with. I've used it with both Word 2001 and Word 2004 and was basically happy with it.

I believe that OmegaT works on Macs. The last time I tried it, OmegaT wasn't nearly as robust as some of the better-selling Windows CAT tools. But I understand that it's been developed considerably since then.

Of course, the other option is to take advantage of the new Intel-based Macs' ability to run Windows software, but I imagine you're looking for a Mac-native solution.

Regards.


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
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There are a few Jun 2, 2008

For example:
Heartsome Suite
http://www.heartsome.net/EN/home.html

But I am working with VMware + Windows XP + Trados

Regards


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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OmegaT does work on Mac Jun 2, 2008

You'll need Java Runtime Environment, but it's said to be pre-installed with Mac OS X.

Anaphraseus is to watch. It's beta still, but may evolve into a usable application.


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Martin Wunderlich
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Why not run Windows on OSX? Jun 2, 2008

Hi Laura,

This might be obvious, but if you have a newer Mac with the Intel hardware you can run Windows natively using Parallels, VMWare or Bootcamp. This way all the Windows-based will work.
And yes, OmegaT runs on Macs perfectly fine.

Cheers,

Martin


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Angeliki Papadopoulou  Identity Verified
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If you have one of the new Macs, Jun 2, 2008

you can partition the hard drive and install Windows (I have XP on mine), which will then allow you to install Trados. It works for me!

Having said that, you are also going to need a PC keyboard, so you can use the "Home" key, which does not exist on the Mac keyboard.

[Edited at 2008-06-02 17:33]


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Rodolfo Raya  Identity Verified
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Use Swordfish on Mac OS X Jun 2, 2008

Hi,

You can use Swordfish on Mac OS X. Get a free 30 days trial at http://www.maxprograms.com/products/swordfish.html

Check this 7 minutes flash video to learn how it works: http://www.maxprograms.com/tutorials/Swordfish_demo.html

You can find an online Getting Started tutorial at the Tutorials section of Swordfish's web site, http://www.maxprograms.com/tutorials/swordfish.html

Regards,
Rodolfo


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Fabiana Zardo  Identity Verified
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Wordfast and Office 2008 for Mac Jun 3, 2008

I have successfully installed the last version of Wordfast and I have Word 2008. I haven't used it for real, but it seems to work just fine.

And BTW...what's the fun of having a Mac and use Windows? Lol...

[Editada em 2008-06-03 15:59]


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Laura Lucardini  Identity Verified
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Trados on Parallels Jun 3, 2008

Hi Laura,
I have been using Trados on Parallels for a couple of years now, with no problem whatsoever. But it is a pity that Trados still does not run on Mac.

Ciao,
Laura


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Angeliki Papadopoulou  Identity Verified
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No fun... Jun 5, 2008

Fabiana Zardo wrote:
...what's the fun of having a Mac and use Windows? Lol...

[Editada em 2008-06-03 15:59]


No fun at all, Fabiana, (which is why I only have it installed there for emergencies) but currently it's the only way you can run Trados on a Mac. Perhaps SDL will see the light soon and end the pain for us Mac aficionados.

Cheers
Lina


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potra
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Thanks Jun 5, 2008

Thanks guys, your answers have been really helpful. I will take a look at your suggested programs.

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xxxull
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Review- CAT tools for Mac Jul 7, 2011

Hi,

just in case someone comes across this and is still looking for some info on CAT tools for Mac..

I myself was in need for a CAT tool for my Mac so I tried out a couple of options (WordfastPro, Swordfish, OmegaT) and I share my results in form of a review. Check it out http://termhaus.com/blog/4/review-computer-aided-translation-cat-software-for-mac .

Regards, Ulli


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