for efficient and consistent translations
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 Translation Memories.
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…