Using CAT with Apple Mac: any problems?
Thread poster: Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:33
Dutch to English
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Nov 11, 2004

I am about to purchase a translation package (probably Trados) and would like to know if anyone has had experience (positive or negative) when using this with an Apple iBook or Powerbook.

Unfortunately I am both new to CAT, and inexperienced with computers...

Any comments appreciated,
Paul


 

xxx
Spanish to English
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Wordfast Nov 11, 2004

Hi Paul

I use Wordfast on an iBook (G3) and a PC. So far I haven't encountered any problems. As far as I know, this is the only CAT that really works with Apple systems. However, Wordfast can work with TMs from other CAT tools such as Trados etc, so if you are restricted to Macs, you can still remain compatible with PC-based tools.

Good luck

Iain


 

Paul Bishop  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:33
Dutch to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Thanks Nov 11, 2004

Many thanks for your help
/P


 

xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Using CAT with Apple Mac: any problems? Nov 11, 2004

OmegaT and the Araya Suite both run on Mac OS X.

Marc


 

Vincent Knobil
France
Local time: 01:33
English to French
virtual pc Nov 12, 2004

You can run PC CAT tools within Virtual PC on a Mac.

 

bmon
English
When working with Virtual PC... Nov 12, 2004

In my experience, it would most probably be best to avoid a CAT that integrates within an MS application in a virtual PC environment. Just more possibility of things going wrong. Word itself has enough problems in a Virtual environment so a good alternative may be using a CAT independant from word.

 
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bmon
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SDLX is an option... Nov 12, 2004

I've talked a few people now and most of them said that SDLX stays consistent across the board. Performance is not really affected by Virtual PC.

 


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