translation software for Linux
Thread poster: MartaJ

MartaJ
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:14
English to Polish
Jul 5, 2015

Hi,

I am considering a purchase of a translating software. I was looking into Word Fast Trados and STAR, I am not sure yet which one would be more efficient, hi-tech and better developed as a translating tool. Before I decide on this issue, I need your advice whether any of these two softwares is compatible with Linux and/or Safari (Apple Macbooks). If the case is that none of the softwares works with these two computer softwares, I will have to decide on buying a new computer/laptop. Since I am relatively new in translations but with a fairly long experience in interpreting, I need some reassurance on matters related to technology. I hope somebody competent can share a piece of advice.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards
Marta Jeziorska


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:14
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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CafeTran runs on Linux, OS X and Windows Jul 5, 2015

MartaJ wrote:

Hi,

I am considering a purchase of a translating software. I was looking into Word Fast Trados and STAR, I am not sure yet which one would be more efficient, hi-tech and better developed as a translating tool. Before I decide on this issue, I need your advice whether any of these two softwares is compatible with Linux and/or Safari (Apple Macbooks). If the case is that none of the softwares works with these two computer softwares, I will have to decide on buying a new computer/laptop. Since I am relatively new in translations but with a fairly long experience in interpreting, I need some reassurance on matters related to technology. I hope somebody competent can share a piece of advice.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Regards
Marta Jeziorska



Hi Marta,

Despite the fact that you mentioned only Wordfast, Trados and STAR, I suggest you try CafeTran instead. It is cheaper than any of these (especially Star!, which is absolutely horrible, by the way) and runs on Linux, OS X and Windows, so no need for a new computer, no matter what kind you currently have. Not only is it cheap though, CafeTran is currently the best CAT tool on the market.

Info and trial: https://www.cafetran.com

If you have any questions, feel free to ask at the new official CafeTran forum:
https://cafetran.freshdesk.com/support/discussions
or in the old Google Group: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cafetranslators


 

2nl (X)  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 19:14
Support in Polish for CafeTran on Linux/Mac Jul 5, 2015

I'd like to add: Since the developer is from Kolobrzeg, you'll get excellent support in Polish for CafeTran on Linux, OS X and Windows.

Here's CafeTran in the experimental Green Tea theme on Mac:

Green_Tea-ideal.png

[Edited at 2015-07-05 18:11 GMT]


 

esperantisto  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:14
Member (2006)
English to Russian
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Read this Jul 5, 2015

www.linuxfortranslators.org

 

MartaJ
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:14
English to Polish
TOPIC STARTER
thank you Jul 5, 2015

Thank you very much. These were most helpful answers Michael Beijer and 2nI.

Kind regards
Marta


 

Oscar Rivera
Hungary
Local time: 19:14
English to Spanish
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You might want to check OmegaT Aug 8, 2015

esperantisto wrote:

www.linuxfortranslators.org


It can work on Linux. You can download it from here: http://www.omegat.org/en/dl_overview.php


 


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