Any experience with Worldserver?
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Apr 11, 2012

One of my customers is thinking of using Worldserver for future projects. According to the information on SDL Worldserver is completely "aligned" with Studio. So why not use Studio instead? What's the benefits and who's are they?

[Bearbeitet am 2012-04-12 06:20 GMT]


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Zoltán Kulcsár  Identity Verified
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benefits: none for you Apr 12, 2012

WorldServer Desktop Workbench is a really old product, whose development was discountinued several years ago. Additionally, being a free product for translators, its functionality is severely limited.

I suggest asking your customer to export these projects to Studio-compatible packages, as new versions of the server product have this ability.

[Módosítva: 2012-04-12 10:38 GMT]


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WorldServer is alive and well Apr 12, 2012

The Desktop version of WorldServer is indeed an old product, but SDL WorldServer as a globalization management system is alive and well.

Heinrich, you will most probably log into the Web environment, accept the task(s) assigned to you, export to a Studio-compatible package, and work in Studio. Then create a return package, import the package in WorldServer and then complete your task. Easy peasy. We've rolled out the system in-house last year and it's been a positive experience, not only for us, but for our external partners as well.


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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That sounds reasonable Apr 12, 2012

This is a customer I have worked for since 2006 and I rather not loose them, but I want to keep control of my TM and translations, which would not be possible if I have to work on-line.
Thanks for your info, Marie-Claude!


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avsie  Identity Verified
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Project TM Apr 12, 2012

You usually receive a project TM included in the exported package. You can add your own TM to the project settings in Studio when working on the project, no problem. Unless of course your client asks you to work via the online environment included with WorldServer, called Browser Workbench. But that's something that you need to discuss with your client, because it depends on their workflow. However if they mentioned it was compatible with Studio, they probably expect you to work in Studio via an export package!

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