From Transit to CafeTran: taking the fast lane
Thread poster: xxx2nl

xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 00:28
Apr 29, 2015

I used to be a heavy user of Transit (from version 2.6 up to NXT) until my background termbase because so large that it repeatedly crashed. Then I discovered CafeTran, that doesn't need a termbase at all but instead allows you to start working with a (tab-delimited) plain text file as a glossary right away.

I've just watched a new video on Transit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XAP_xm3tyU&feature=youtu.be) and I was reminded of the many, many steps I had to make to start a new project, import a source file, import terminology, import a TM.

In CafeTran this is all so simple. Source files can be dragged and dropped to start a new project. Glossaries and TMX files can be opened right away (also by dragging).

I never regretted my migration from Transit to CafeTran icon_smile.gif. In fact: I've become more productive as a technical translator. CafeTran offers me predictive typing, auto-assembling etc.

BTW: It would be interesting to find out whether CafeTran can deal with the plural of the Finnish words in the video, by adding the stemming separator to the glossary entries.

[Edited at 2015-04-29 13:24 GMT]


 

xxxMeyers
Local time: 00:28
English to Dutch
Cafetrans promo? Apr 29, 2015

The FREE OmegaT also uses a plain text file as a glossary, already for years. Very easy to use.

And you probably already know the answer to your last question, because you are promoting Cafetrans every few days on this forumicon_wink.gificon_frown.gif

I have downloaded the Trial of Cafetran. There are 1001 ways to customize the layout, but they are all messy and clumsy.
No thanks. Sorry.


 

xxx2nl  Identity Verified
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Local time: 00:28
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Please elaborate Apr 29, 2015

Meyers wrote:

I have downloaded the Trial of Cafetran. There are 1001 ways to customize the layout, but they are all messy and clumsy.
No thanks. Sorry.



Could you please explain?


 
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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 00:28
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Very flexible GUI Apr 30, 2015

It would be interesting to read what you wanted to achieve with CafeTran's GUI. Perhaps we can help you?

[Edited at 2015-04-30 10:11 GMT]


 


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