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From Guy Waterval <>
Subject Re: Compatibility with CAT programmes? e.g. Metatexis
Date Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:47:07 GMT
Hi Stephen,

2013/7/31 Stephen Reader <>

> Dear, brave Developers,
> One: Thanks.
> Two: My 'day job' is translating (art texts). To date, I haven't looked
> into Computer Aided Translation, since my field does not involve the masses
> of repetitions and variations (as in scientific texts, surveys, legal...)
> that these programmes are best at facilitating; but am now testing
> Metatexis (developer/proprietor: Hermann Bruns;
> The programme has been praised for its owner's commitment and background as
> a translator himself; it does look useful. He's also correspondablei with
> in person. But so far, it only works in MS Word (and its MS fellows in Pro
> edition and higher). It's also more affordable than - as yet - better-known
> programmes such as Trados. Might this be an interesting field for you to
> explore and ultimately make OO and, at least, Metatexis, compatible, maybe
> in collaboration with Hermann Bruns?
> I've been using OO and on a MacBook, NeoOffice (are you two arms of one
> developer team?), since MS introduced fees - high fees - for any but
> 'private/home' use of Word etc; but have had to return to my old MS Word to
> test the translation programme. Compatibility with OO and /or NeoOffice
> would be a boon.

The CAT tool we actually  have available for AOO is the "Anaphraseus"
extension. This extension has recently be adapted for AOO 4.0.
Anaphraseus allows you to make translations directly in Writer with/without
the help of a translator machine in the background (Google or MS
translator). A translation memory TM is generated during the
translation process.
You can also create glossaries for special technical domains. Anaphraseus
is the "little sister" of Wordfast which is used by translators working
with MS Word. Wordfast has more functions but is not free (400 Euros).

Be careful with the file to download. You have to download*
 Anaphraseus_2.04.124b.oxt*, which is not announced as the latest version
but as a daily snapshot of the 17.07.2013. This version is OK for AOO
3.4.1, AOO 4.0 and Libreoffice. The other versions are not OK for AOO 4.0.


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