I've been learning to use this translation memory tool and I think it is worth the attention of professional translators. I have been studying this whole issue of translation memory tools and trying to figure out which would suit me best. I like Wordfast, especially the Wordfast Anywhere cloud option. But it works with only a few formats, so I thought I need to discover something else. And then thanks to Rose Newell's blog I learned about OmegaT. Later I started reading Velior's blog and found out that this is a very useful tool. Since then I've been bookmarking their posts about OmegaT. A week ago I finally downloaded the program and by now I have done 4 small projects using it and I kind of like it.I still have to learn to use it properly as it has some tricky parts, but it is pretty straightforward and user-friendly.
There is a wealth of useful information about the tool. Here are some helpful links:
1. OmegaT official website
2. Tips from Velior's blog:
- OmegaT: configuring a list of common errors
- Differences that make a difference
- How to make OmegaT like tags in TMs produced by other tools
- SDLXLIFF translation with OmegaT made easy
- Read this if you hate to translate internal repetitions
- Using OmegaT more efficiently with scripts
From Rose Newell's blog:
The Great Crados Conspiracy
It was this post that initially stimulated me to make my own research concerning OmegaT. So far I like this tool and find it helpful. Hope one day I can call myself OmegaT expert :)
By the way, if you missed my presentation about blogging at the Sharp End Training translators' conference in February you will have a chance to listen to it again on the 26th of March at 15:00 Moscow time. Sharp End Training is hosting another virtual conference, this time for all freelancers and people who work using virtual tools. So save the time! I will share more info later!