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First look at the user interfaces of several CAT tools
Thread poster: Hans Lenting

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For the great ebook manager calibre there exists a demo document at https://calibre-ebook.com/downloads/demos/demo.docx

This nice document can be used to compare the user interfaces of CAT tools.

Example of text formatting:

Text formatting demo

Representation in CafeTran Espresso 10:

CafeTran GUI

(A full size version of the screenshot can be downloaded here )

On a small, 13 inch computer, with source view:

13inch_with_source_preview

(A full size version of the screenshot can be downloaded here )

[Edited at 2019-10-25 06:45 GMT]


 

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Index of screenshots in this thread Oct 24, 2019

Page 1
- CafeTran
- Wordfast Pro 3
- Wordfast Classic
- OmegaT 5
- Trados 2019
- Trados 2007
- Virtaal
- Wordfast Pro 5
- MemoQ 2015
- Déjà Vu X3
- Smartcat
- Wordfast Anywhere
- MemSource
- XTM

Page 2
- TWS XLIFF Editor
- MateCat
- MemoQ 9.1


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Page 1
- CafeTran
- Wordfast Pro 3
- Wordfast Classic
- OmegaT 5
- Trados 2019
- Trados 2007
- Virtaal
- Wordfast Pro 5
- MemoQ 2015
- Déjà Vu X3
- Smartcat
- Wordfast Anywhere
- MemSource
- XTM

Page 2
- TWS XLIFF Editor
- MateCat
- MemoQ 9.1


[Edited at 2019-10-25 08:19 GMT]
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Wordfast Pro 3 Oct 24, 2019

wordfastpro 3

 

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Wordfast Classic 6, Word 2003 Oct 24, 2019

Zoom 200%, draft view, non-printable characters hidden

wordfast classic 6

Zoom 150%, print view, non-printable characters shown

wordfast classic 6 (print view, non-printable characters)

Zoom 100%, draft view, with TM match

wordfast 6 zoom 100


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OmegaT 5 Oct 24, 2019

This shows the classic three-pane view, but you can move all the panes around and add or remove panes, e.g. machine translation pane, dictionary pane, etc. Plus you can opt to show only the source text, only translated text, both source and translated text, and opt to change the highlighting colour, etc.

omegat, with paragraph breaks shown

The screenshot above is from OmegaT 5.

I also tried to take a screenshot in OmegaT+, but I couldn't get OmegaT+ on my Windows 10 computer to open a project. Perhaps OmegaT+ doesn't work on Windows 10 (or perhaps my version of Java is too recent). I'm not even sure if OmegaT+ can edit DOCX files. OmegaT+ is an old project that split off from OmegaT in the year 2010, and it hasn't been updated since.



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Trados 2019 Oct 24, 2019

Shows only non-formatting tags, and shows tags as numbered tags

trados 2019, wysiwyg only, numbered tags

Shows all tags, and shows tags as full tags

trados 2019, all tags, full tags

With preview pane, floating

trados 2019, with preview pane floating

You can also dock the preview pane. The preview pane does not automatically update with the translation, and it takes several seconds (like, 20 seconds) to regenerate the preview (if you click the reload button on the preview pane).


 

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Trados 2007 Oct 24, 2019

Zoom 100, smaller window, non-maximized file, short tags

trados 2007, zoom 100, small window, short tags

Zoom 200, maximized file, short tags

trados 2007, zoom 200, short tags

Zoom 150, maximized file, long tags

trados 2007, zoom 150, long tags


 

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Virtaal Oct 24, 2019

Virtaal can't translate DOCX files but it can view XLIFF files. It can also translate certain XLIFF files, but I would not trust it with SDLXLIFF or TXLF or MXLIFF files myself (the project has not seen any development for years). What's interesting is how different two XLIFF files look in Virtaal:

View of SDLXLIFF file

It doesn't get a fuzzy match from the previous segment, but instead shows matches from the Amagama public TM.

virtaal view of sdlxliff file

View of TXLF file

It gets a fuzzy match from the previous segment.

virtaal view of txlf file


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Wordfast Pro 5 Oct 24, 2019

Formatting as formatting

wordfastpro 5 (formatting as formatting)

Formatting as tags

wordfastpro 5 (formatting as tags)

Formatting as tags, shortened

wordfastpro 5 (formatting as tags, shortened)

The ribbon at the top as several tabs, which show other buttons if you click the tab... obviously the screenshots can show only one tab.



[Edited at 2019-10-24 18:05 GMT]


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memoQ 2015 Oct 24, 2019

Sorry, no recent version of memoQ available (feel free to contribute a screenshot of the latest version).

memoq-2015

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Déjà Vu X3 Oct 24, 2019

dejavu-x3

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Smartcat Oct 24, 2019

smartcat

 

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Wordfast Anywhere Oct 24, 2019

150% zoom

wordfast anywhere, 150 zoom


 

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Memsource Oct 24, 2019

Online

memsource

Offline

You can also download an MXLIFF file from the web-based interface and translate it in an offline MemSource Editor. This editor can't convert DOCX directly -- it can only edit XLF files that the online system generated.

memsource editor


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XTM Oct 24, 2019

Unfortunately, XTM always maximises the window, and you can't resize it (well, if you do, the content does not resize along with it, so you can no longer see all content, e.g. you can't see where to type), and my monitor is quite large. The same applies to zooming in -- the content does not dynamically adjust when you zoom in, so if you zoom in, you can no longer see all content.

xtm

xtm portion


 
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