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Re: Emacs as a translator's tool

From: Yuri Khan
Subject: Re: Emacs as a translator's tool
Date: Fri, 29 May 2020 15:29:09 +0700

On Fri, 29 May 2020 at 15:14, Emanuel Berg via Users list for the GNU
Emacs text editor <> wrote:

> Anyway, what other features do the proprietary
> CATs have?
> I always thought translation was just a matter of
> reading one thing and then typing what it means,
> looking up the occasional word or phrase for the
> idiomatic equivalent.

I have not used any professional CATs, but one important function is
having a vocabulary (also called translation memory).

Imagine translating a novel. When a new character is introduced, you
have to decide how his/her name is translated and spelled. You need to
record it so that you’re consistent. Same goes for any names, not just
of people.

If the translation is a joint effort, that vocabulary needs to be
shared so that the whole team calls characters the same names.

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