WF for linux ?
Thread poster: Jarosław Zawadzki

Jarosław Zawadzki  Identity Verified
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Feb 6, 2008

Have a look at this:

http://www.wordfast.com/products_wordfast.html

They claim there is WF for linux? I don't get it.

Jarek


 

David Daduč
Czech Republic
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Some more information Feb 6, 2008

See the following:
http://www.wordfast.net/index.php?whichpage=versions
http://www.translatewrite.com/foss/index.php?s=foss&p=wflinux
http://www.marcprior.de/linux/tm/wordfast.html


 

Dan Marasescu  Identity Verified
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Why are you surprised? Feb 6, 2008

I haven't tried it myself, but I know for sure some translators use Wf for Linux. Have a look here:
http://www.wordfast.com/support_platforms.html


 

Jarosław Zawadzki  Identity Verified
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o, it's crossover Feb 6, 2008

I get it it now. But if this can be called WF for linux then there is MS Offce for Linux as wellicon_smile.gif))) And Adobe Photoshop too as it runs on Wine... almost.
Misuse of the word "supported" I think.

Jarek


 

Marc P (X)  Identity Verified
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WF for linux ? Feb 6, 2008

Wordfast is programmed in MS Word's macro language. As such, the core code is platform-independent. Strictly speaking, there is no "Wordfast for Linux", and no "Wordfast for Windows", either.

Marc


 

Rafa Lombardino
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Still crossing my fingers... Feb 7, 2008

I actually talked to the creator of WF at a conference in Portugal and he said that there is a version in the works that will work directly with Open Office. If that happens, I may finally get rid of Windows altogethericon_smile.gif

 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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No, the claim is different Feb 7, 2008

Jarosław Zawadzki wrote:
http://www.wordfast.com/products_wordfast.html
They claim there is WF for linux? I don't get it.


The page doesn't say that there is a WF for Linux. It says that WF has been known to work on Linux. There are no separate versions of WF for Windows and OSX either.

Marc has a very good point, although a rather technical one for all practical purposes.


 

Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
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That would be outstanding news Feb 7, 2008

Rafa Lombardino wrote:

I actually talked to the creator of WF at a conference in Portugal and he said that there is a version in the works that will work directly with Open Office. If that happens, I may finally get rid of Windows altogethericon_smile.gif


I hope you're right, because this is a major stumbling block for me with translation on the Mac... I'd like to work with native OS X software, but the new Office for Mac doesn't support VisualBasic any more.

Of course, Open Office isn't native to Mac either, strictly speaking, but nevertheless perks along pretty well...


 

Jarosław Zawadzki  Identity Verified
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that's what i thought Feb 7, 2008

When I saw the penguin on the WF site, that was exactly what I hoped for: WF for OO.
It would be great if it happened.


 


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