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Terjumaan  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:06
English to Arabic
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Feb 13, 2009

I just stumbled on to omega a few days ago, and down loaded it.I need a simple tutorial for it. The one I downloaded : translation_memory_training_course , is ambiguous and seems daunting, I would like something practical, Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.Thanks in advance.

PS. My language pairs are Arabic English , Urdu English , Arabic Urdu.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 03:06
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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What would like to see in a tutorial? Feb 14, 2009

Terjumaan wrote:
I need a simple tutorial for it.


What would your ideal tutorial include?


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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OmegaT tutorials Feb 14, 2009

Terjumaan,

I recommend that you begin with the OmegaT for Beginners tutorial, which as its name indicates is intended for beginners. The translation_memory_training_course document you have downloaded is intended for trainers on OmegaT training courses, not for end users. There is a link to the OmegaT for Beginners tutorial on this page: www.omegat.org/en/documentation.html

The Instant Start tutorial, which is displayed automatically in OmegaT when OmegaT is launched, is also a good introduction. If your system is set to English, you can also open the Instant Start tutorial in Arabic in a text editor. Find your OmegaT installation on your hard drive, then open the file ..\docs\ar\instantStartGuideNoTOC.html.

Since you work with bidirectional languages, read the relevant section in the user manual (from within OmegaT: Help > Users manual > Files to translate > Right to left languages). You will probably find it easier if you begin experimenting with translations from Arabic into English (since this is one of your combinations) rather than into Arabic or Urdu; once you are more familiar with how OmegaT works, you can move on to translations into Arabic and Urdu.

Marc


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Terjumaan  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Arabic
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Tutorials. Feb 14, 2009

Thanks Marc P, I am a first time user when it comes to CAT tools, so basicley i need to learn from begining when it comes to omega or any other tools.I only got omega cos it was a free download, if theres anything else that is free and worth looking i'd welcome it.

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Mulyadi Subali  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 09:06
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not only free download Feb 17, 2009

omegat is also free to use, cmiiw. sorry for being off topic, but this reminds me that other cat tool make it hard for us to even download it...

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