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OmegaT and RTL languages
Thread poster: Yossi Rozenman

Yossi Rozenman  Identity Verified
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Mar 30, 2009

Does anybody have experience in working with OmegaT CAT tool in Right-to-Left language?

Does it work in RTL languages? If it does, are there any specific problems?


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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It has been discussed Mar 30, 2009

in the Yahoo! group of OmegaT, browse the archives. Since I do not deal with RTL languages, I can’t remember, what was the outcome of the discussion.

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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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OmegaT and RTL languages Mar 30, 2009

There is also a chapter in the OmegaT user manual on working with RTL and bidi languages.

Marc


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It works, with issues Mar 30, 2009

Yossi Rozenman wrote:

Does anybody have experience in working with OmegaT CAT tool in Right-to-Left language?

Does it work in RTL languages? If it does, are there any specific problems?


Globally, it works.
The Arabic version of OmegaT has been translated using OmegaT. There are some issues on the bidirectional functions, notably with tags, which make it less efficient than with LTR languages, but it is usable.

There is currently on-going work to improve RTL support.

Didier


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