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Team Translations

Despite the fact that many people think of a translator’s job as being a solitary task, isolated and competitive, it shouldn’t be thought of this way. To the contrary, with technological advances and the development of globalization, translation has become an interconnected job that requires constant contact with the outside world. These days, the demands […]

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Why Use Translation Software?

Many large companies around the world have a lot of products or services to offer in different markets. Often times, the content depicting these products needs to be localized—this can become a very difficult task. In my experience, the time and cost required to keep content updated and localized can actually be a significant impediment […]

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Translating an InDesign File to Arabic

Translation of an InDesign file can be quite easy, in the sense that no “excess noise” is generated when processing. Since InDesign files are compatible with Trados, they can be translated directly in TagEditor after being exported as an .idml or .inx file. Once the file is translated and edited, cleaning is easy. Even if […]

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Solving Problems Related to Cleaning Files in Trados Studio 2009

Today, a large number of translators are working with the new version of Trados: Trados Studio 2009. And one of our most common problems is that we are often unable to clean the bilingual file to deliver the clean file to the customer in the required target language(s). When you cannot clean the bilingual file, […]

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The Importance of a Termbase

Termbases are an important part of the process of translating any sort of text, but they are especially useful, to the point of being essential, when working with technical texts. As a policy, a translation with complicated vocabulary or terminology needs to be done with techniques and procedures that can ensure a good level of […]

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Trados 2009: AutoSuggest is Here to Stay

The AutoSuggest function (AS) is one of the most interesting features in SDL Trados Studio 2009. To use an AutoSuggest dictionary, you must first have a TM (Translation Memory) of at least 25,000 units of translation. The good news is that you can create a dictionary from one or several TMs. For example: we have […]

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How to Finalize a Project in Trados Studio 2009

When working with Trados Studio 2009, once all of the work on a project has been completed the last step is to “Finalize” it. This “finalizing” of the project includes two tasks: 1. updating the translation memory, 2. cleaning the generated files for delivery to the customer. To verify that the stages of translation and […]

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