translation software for Linux
Thread poster: MartaJ

MartaJ
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
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


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
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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


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xxx2nl  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 12:27
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:



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


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esperantisto  Identity Verified
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Read this Jul 5, 2015

www.linuxfortranslators.org

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MartaJ
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:27
English to Polish
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thank you Jul 5, 2015

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

Kind regards
Marta


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Oscar Rivera
Hungary
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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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