KudoZ home » Arabic to English » Tech/Engineering

How helpful is Trados5 in English into Arabic translation?

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
05:46 Jan 7, 2002
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
Arabic term or phrase: How helpful is Trados5 in English into Arabic translation?
I need to know something about the software before I decide on purchasing a copy for myself.
haytham amro
Local time: 14:02
Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
5 +1Trados is not the best. And this is not the place!John Kinory
5Helpful and Important for freelancers
ocean2gulf
4 +1That is a very good question.Fuad Yahya
5 -1TRADOS is the best TM package available
mutarjem
3Very Helpful...but please tell me what exactly do you need?
ocean2gulf


  

Answers


9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
Very Helpful...but please tell me what exactly do you need?


Explanation:
Please clarify

ocean2gulf
Egypt
Local time: 12:02
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in pair: 28
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

20 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
That is a very good question.


Explanation:
Please continue to explore this matter and let us know what you find out. I am just as curious about Trados, especially after my latest oil and gas project.

I worked briefly with a trial version of Trados, but I found three features not very attractive:

1. The learning curve is somewhat steep. It is not as intuitive as I would have it. I am sure that after proper training and some experience, one would gain facility, but the initial experience was somewhat discouraging.

2. The price was steep too, much more so than other translation memory tools. I assume it is worth it. The question is can one afford it (even the freelancer version)?

3. In my case, my computer was so antiquated that I needed to upgrade my hardware first before I could make use of such a program. That is what I am trying to accomplish currently.

So please explore Trados and report back to us. Perhaps you can start a Forum discussion. You will get better engagement there than in KudoZ, where we mostly deal with terms, as you know.

Good luck with all.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AhmedAMS
25 days

neutral  John Kinory: Hi, Fuad: is this the place to discuss this? :-))
25 days
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 day 4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
Helpful and Important for freelancers


Explanation:

1. If you are thinking on purchasing Trados, I think you should do if you intend to work with international agencies as it is required by the clients in most of the projects. Thats because it is considered yet the best.

2. I think Trados is not easiest Computer Aided Translation Package, but still it is the most reliable.

3. If you intend to have big projects with huge TMs.

4. With Trados 5, you have a godd terminology management system which is MultiTerm.

5. WinAlign is also a good tool included in the package to enable you make use of already translated files to build a TM for future reference.

6. TagEditor is also a powerful tool included for the translation of tagged formats such as HTML/ASP/JSP, XML and XSL.

4. For more details and questions you can engage in an online discussions with other Trados users and TRADOS staff about technology, customers, and language related issues at: http://www.translationzone.com

Hope this information might help you!


    Reference: http://www.translationzone.com
    Reference: http://www.trados.com
ocean2gulf
Egypt
Local time: 12:02
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic
PRO pts in pair: 28
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 day 10 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): -1
TRADOS is the best TM package available


Explanation:
TRADOS is by far the best TM package avilable. It fully supports Arabic language. Please contact me if you need further information on its features.

Sincerely,



mutarjem
Local time: 12:02
Native speaker of: Arabic
PRO pts in pair: 8

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  John Kinory: Not true - it's only the most agressively marketed (a bit like MS, which is **** software). Deja Vu is superior to Trados.
22 hrs
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

2 days 9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Trados is not the best. And this is not the place!


Explanation:
Haytham,

This is not the place! Kudoz is for terminology questions. You should ask such questions in the Forum section.

Cheers.

John Kinory
Local time: 10:02

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AhmedAMS
24 days
  -> Shukran!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search