Best CAT tool for Arabic to English
Thread poster: mntranslations

mntranslations
Oman
Arabic to English
Apr 24, 2014

I was wondering if any of you had any thoughts on the best CAT tool for Arabic to English translation. I am trying out memoQ right now. I read on another posting that memory translation is difficult for Arabic to English texts. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

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Ahmad Hafeez  Identity Verified
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 09:09
Member (2009)
English to Arabic
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MemoQ & WordFast Apr 27, 2014

MemoQ and WordFast are very good CAT tools for Arabic into English translation. They are better than Trados.

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mntranslations
Oman
Arabic to English
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Thanks for advice. Apr 27, 2014

Thanks for your advice, Ahmad.

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shfranke
United States
Local time: 22:09
English to Arabic
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Second Ahmed Hafeez's good comment on those two CAT products Apr 29, 2014

Greetings.. taHaiya Tayyiba wa b3dhaa...

May I second Ahmed Hafeez's earlier good comment about those two suggested CAT products.

Trados is a "mind-vampire" because of its apparent instability when used to work with into-Arabic production.

Khair, in shaa' Allah.

Regards,

Stephen H. Franke
San Pedro (Los Angeles Waterfront Area), California, USA
(Late of al-Riyadh, al-Ta'if, Tabuk and al-Hofuf, EP)


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mntranslations
Oman
Arabic to English
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And thank you too, Stephen Apr 30, 2014

Thank you, Stephen, and good to know! Definitely don't want any mind-vampires at my work station!


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geowave
Egypt
Question Jun 30, 2014

Can any one explain why trados is not the best?

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Alaa Zeineldine  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 08:09
Member (2002)
English to Arabic
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Trados Studio Jul 10, 2014

While legacy versions of Trados were cumbersome and unreliable with Arabic, I find that Trados Studio (I still use Studio 2011) is a class above WordFast. I have not used MemoQ enough to judge it, but I have experienced BIDI issues when I did.

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