for efficient and consistent translations
Further information can also be found in our posts in the CAT tools category.
What are CAT tools?
CAT tools or Computer Aided Translation tools are translation programs which provide special functions for software-assisted translation, and make it possible to re-use existing translations with the aid of TranslationMemories.
This involves no machine translation, as is the case on some Internet portals that can produce half-intelligible gibberish at best.
The main functions include:
Supported file types
Many different file formats from the customer – one standardized tool for the translator!
We can therefore process the many different file formats from our customers directly, without the translator having to know them.
The task of a translator is to translate and not to deal with large numbers of different file formats.
CAT Tools can read a variety of different file formats and isolate the text to be translated, therefore protecting the remaining file constituents from being modified.
PRODOC has used the file-based CAT Tool Transit by Star since 1994 and the server-based CAT Tool memoQ by Kilgray since 2015.
Both tools provide us with an optimized translation environment, with the following advantages.
You can find a list of file types that we can edit on the technical translation page.
Reasons for using CAT tools
PRODOC uses the following CAT tools
memoQ is the complete server-based solution for translating in a team with many innovative functions.
Transit NxT, the CAT tool for the efficient translation of DTP software files from Indesign, Framemaker, Quark-Express, Quicksilver…