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.

 

Ahmad Hafeez  Identity Verified
Saudi Arabia
Local time: 14:05
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.

 

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

Thanks for your advice, Ahmad.

 

shfranke
United States
Local time: 04:05
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)


 

mntranslations
Oman
Arabic to English
TOPIC STARTER
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?

 

Alaa Zeineldine  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 13:05
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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