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Trados and other CAT tools under Linux - feedback wanted
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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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I am a Linux user and have just installed OmegaT on my system, what happens if they ask for Trados, but Trados doesnt work on Linux , do they accept other CAT tools?

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virtualization Aug 28, 2011

luke_cbs wrote:

...what happens if they ask for Trados, but Trados doesnt work on Linux , do they accept other CAT tools?


Some times, yes. In case a client has an internal work flow that requires Trados or some other CAT tool, you can use virtualization http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Virtualization http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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yes
but i have tried to get virtualbox to run XP before and found it very difficult to operate, wish there was a simpler way.


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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having difficulty with installing it on a Opensuse 11.4 64 bit platform.

hang on looks like it comes under the AMD64 although its an intel system.

[Edited at 2011-08-28 10:30 GMT]


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The big question is... Aug 28, 2011

luke_cbs wrote:

I am a Linux user and have just installed OmegaT on my system, what happens if they ask for Trados, but Trados doesnt work on Linux , do they accept other CAT tools?


what the client expects in terms of output format.


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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I am just trying to get the right tools for the job.
I see that a lot of companies or clients want it translated in Trados, so i am trying to get it to run on Vbox.


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... Aug 28, 2011

luke_cbs wrote:

having difficulty with installing it on a Opensuse 11.4 64 bit platform.

hang on looks like it comes under the AMD64 although its an intel system.

[Edited at 2011-08-28 10:30 GMT]

AMD64 is the one you need.
Probably it's easier to follow "RPM-based Linux distributions" instructions "Users of openSUSE can add the proper repo file for 10.3 (VirtualBox 3.0.x only), 11.0 (VirtualBox 3.2.x only), 11.1, 11.2,11.3 or 11.4 to /etc/zypp/repos.d/. " http://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads

http://www.thelinuxdaily.com/2011/06/how-to-install-virtualbox-4-0-on-fedora-15/


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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I have managed to install virtualbox successfully and go through the wizard but i am not sure how to get WinXP running , do i need XP disc and what are:
virtualbox disk image
virtual machine disk
virtual hadr disk
paralells ?

because i dont know which one to select?


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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I am finding OmegaT a bit of a problem on Linux,
what is the best or most used CAT tool for linux?

many thanks


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Gyula Erdész
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CAT tools for Linux Sep 12, 2011

Dear Luke,

Try Wordfast Pro and Swordfish.

Both software have got native Linux version and work quite well. Of cousre, they have their limitations, but these limitations are not related to the Linux operating system, but the softwer (e.g. lack of full-fledged vocabulary module in Wordfast, lack of number QA check in Swordfish). All in all, the decision is yours: you need to decide if you are able to be 100% compatible with your clients.

Unfortunately the big and most useful CAT tools (e.g. memoQ or Trados) do not have Linux versions. And as I see, if you use a virtual Windows OS under Linux, then you do not get rid of Microsoft, only waste the resources of your PC and make your life more difficult.

Cheers,

Gyula


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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I am having difficulty with installing dictionaries in OmegaT and getting started.

any help would be good


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Unfortunately, Sep 12, 2011

luke_cbs wrote:

I am finding OmegaT a bit of a problem on Linux,
what is the best or most used CAT tool for linux?

many thanks



there is a narrow option of really efficient CAT-tools for Linux.

Very useful information in this question can be found here http://www.linuxfortranslators.org/tm.html


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FarkasAndras
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luke_cbs wrote:

do i need XP?


Yes. To install an OS in VBox, you need its installer disc. To use XP legally in VBox, you also need an XP license.

I would consider using a full-on (not virtualized) Windows install for work. You don't have to quit using linux, you can dual boot if you want to. In linux, you don't have native MS Office and you can't do most jobs that I come across without an MS Office install. Some people will say you can use OpenOffice but that's not really true. The compatibility isn't 100%. Same with CATs. You can try to use OmegaT, but it's nowhere near as mature as commercial CATs and compatibility is pretty limited (there are many jobs you can only do properly if you have the CAT required by the client, which is often Trados).
You can use virtualization if you're really attached to linux, of course. I use VBox myself on a Win host and it works pretty well... but I prefer to work in a "native" environment.


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Luke Mersh  Identity Verified
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Thank you for that.
I will use swordfish3 for practice before moving on to OmegaT


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Try OmegaT specific resources Sep 13, 2011

luke_cbs wrote:
I am having difficulty with installing dictionaries in OmegaT and getting started.

any help would be good

You would have more help with OmegaT specific resources.

Here, you can use the OmegaT support forum.

Or you can search the OmegaT Yahoo mailing list and even subscribe to it to ask questions.

Didier


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