Arabic-Enabled CAT tools?
Thread poster: Majed Jarrar

Majed Jarrar  Identity Verified
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Jul 1, 2008

Hello Arab Prozians

I'm new here, and I was wondering/surveying what Computer Assisting Translation tools do you use for AraEng translation?

I have golden wafi and alkafi, I also use google translate sometimes...

Does anyone know if Trados, or any of the popular CATs support Arabic?

I heard that trados isn't that good in Arabic.

what do you guyz think?


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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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Some suggestions Jul 1, 2008

Hi jarrarist

You may visit some threads already started about the topic

TRADOS:
http://www.proz.com/topic/76384
http://www.proz.com/topic/82526
http://www.proz.com/topic/83960
http://www.proz.com/topic/91730
http://www.proz.com/topic/95968
http://www.proz.com/topic/97021

CATALYST:
http://www.proz.com/topic/96598

DEJA VU:
http://www.proz.com/topic/103391
http://www.proz.com/topic/105401

OLIFANT:
http://www.proz.com/topic/86689

PDF:
http://www.proz.com/topic/10105

By using the Forum Search function, http://www.proz.com/forumsearch you may find more forum threads.
Best regards,
Fabio


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Majed Jarrar  Identity Verified
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Hmm... i'm a little bit disappointed... just like I thought. Jul 1, 2008

Hi jarrarist

You may visit some threads already started about the topic


Thank you so much Fabio, that was great help!

I can see that there are numerous problems with Arabic... doesn't sound very appealing to me. I already achieve a good speed in Arabic->English translation (about 900 words per hour?! is that fair? anyone?)... so I'm not sure that I'll need a CAT software...

Anyone has another say?

[Edited at 2008-07-01 12:04]


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lila23  Identity Verified
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900 words/hour? Jul 9, 2008

jarrarist wrote:

Hi jarrarist

You may visit some threads already started about the topic


Thank you so much Fabio, that was great help!

I can see that there are numerous problems with Arabic... doesn't sound very appealing to me. I already achieve a good speed in Arabic->English translation (about 900 words per hour?! is that fair? anyone?)... so I'm not sure that I'll need a CAT software...

Anyone has another say?

[Edited at 2008-07-01 12:04]

Hi Jarrarist!
You translate 900 words an hour without using a CAT tool???? Wow! I have to say I'm really impressed! May I ask how you do that?


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amrhonest
Egypt
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WOW Jul 17, 2008

Hi jarrarist

I'm a localizer and I have been using Trados for about 3 years, it is a good program, Trados TagEditor is great, but when it comes to Workbench yes there are some problem as TM may contain what we unclear symbols, but this may be solved through using the appropriate version of the program.

Wish you the best of luck.

Again is it 900 or 90

Best Regards

Amr


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