SDLX and Workbench: Which one is easier to use?
Thread poster: Vitaliy Plinto

Vitaliy Plinto  Identity Verified
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Dec 22, 2008

Dear colleagues,

In choosing between SDLX and Workbench, which one would be easier and more convenient to use for languages with cyrillic character sets (e.g. Russian)? Also, which one of them do you think is safer for your PC? Thanks!

Vitaliy


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Vito Smolej
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Try both ... Dec 22, 2008

In choosing between SDLX and Workbench, which one would be easier and more convenient to use for languages with cyrillic character sets (e.g. Russian)? Also, which one of them do you think is safer for your PC?

... it broadens your mind. What regards the safety of your PC, it is the user, who's the biggest danger - my own experience.

Of course (sigh) if you hit a snag, a lot more people will be abole to help you out, if it id a TRADOS snag.


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Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
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List your preferences/advantages Dec 23, 2008

For me, I list preferences as follows.

Quicker alignment SDLX
Popularly exchangeable format Trados
TM management Trados
Formatting control SDLX
Crash prevention Trados
Auto-text function Trados
Prevention of font change SDLX
Latest file compatibility e.g. *.idd Trados
Visible format tags Trados
TM auditing SDLX

Soonthon L.


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Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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SDLX presents less tags Dec 23, 2008

Sometimes you have no choice. Yesterday a 10000 words Word-doc could not be opened in TE and could only be analysed after conversion via Openoffice Writer to rtf. Workbench would crash every time. SDLX had no problem.
Tageditor presents lots of tags that SDLX keeps from view, as in table columns. The SDLX interface is now worse than two years ago. Probably SDL is trying to push users towards Trados by letting SDLX deteriotate.

REgards
Heinrich


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