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All the translation tools in this page are free to use. A few are securely located in our servers and you will need to register to Translation Commons to access. Some are directly accessible and some are links to free tools in other websites that may require registration.
Use these free tools to learn a new skill, to practice and to increase your chances for employment.
These tools are not intended for professional use.
All the translation tools in this page are free to use. A few are securely located in our servers and you will need to register to TC to access. Some are directly accessible and some are links to free tools in other websites that may require registration.
This page is for registered users only because it provides automatic access to active tools and applications.
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The free tools on the Translation Commons server can be used to learn a new skill, to practice and to increase your chances for employment. They are not intended for professional use.
TC-HOSTED TRANSLATION TOOLS
translate5 is an InContext computer-aided-translation tool for web-based handling of translation workflows and high-end review. The software is open source and can be used by translation service providers and industrial enterprises.
Free and open source video-subtitling tool located on the Translation Commons server. It allows translators to create and view captions, subtitles and to work collaboratively to make videos accessible to global, multilingual audiences. Please make sure you save your finished work on your desktop.
Amara simplifies the long process of translating and subtitling videos. Amara is the first software I've used that allows a translator to translate, transcript, time, and publish subtitled videos all at once. It provides the perfect combination of tools to efficiently translate and subtitle videos. Its easy to use interface guides the translator through the translating and subtitling process.
Collaborative localization tool: copylefted libre software since 2012. An alternative to Pootle, you will need to register with their cloud version or you can download it and try it on your desktop.
Collaborative translation tool: Free / Open Source website translation. Pootle has been installed on the Translation Commons server to be used as an open and collaborative CAT Tool, it focuses on Quality, and allows working with Machine Translation and Translation Memories. Support of all the main file formats (.odt, .ods, .odp, .txt, .po, .html, …) [INSTRUCTIONS].
NOTE (1): Keep in mind that Pootle is an open collaborative tool and your translations will be shared by the TC Community.
NOTE (2): If it’s the first time you join Pootle at Translation Commons, you will need to first click on “sign in” button on the main Pootle screen.
Polylang is a tool that allows to create multilingual webpages, translating posts, pages, media, menus, etc., inside a CRM. Polylang is used inside Translation Commons website to create multilingual versions of the website.
NOTE: Polylang access will be given to trusted users. If you want to translate the Translation Commons website, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memsource Cloud Instructions
Memsource has donated to Translation Commons several licenses to use their Cloud to translate the TC website and other non-commercial instances. These accounts will be given to students of different university Translation Courses. If you are a student or a teacher, and you want to get a license, please write to email@example.com.
Once you have your license, click here to start working with Memsource Cloud. Sign in with your Translation Commons email and password, selecting “SIGN IN WITH GOOGLE”.
FREE TRIAL USE. In the meantime, while you are waiting for the key or arranging how to get one, you can take a look at the free trial version of the Memsource Cloud, a link to it further down the Translate page under Cloud Tools.
These translation tools are free to use but are not located on the Translation Commons platform. Some are downloadable and some you may have to register to use.
The most powerful free web-based tool featuring advanced TM management, and real-time collaboration so translators can work on the same file at the same time.
Wordfast Anywhere is offered for free to all translators, regardless of whether you have a Wordfast license.
Free and open source, web-based Computer-Assisted Translation (CAT) tool. You can translate using your own TMs, using or creating glossaries, review translations, manage projects, export to XLIFF / TMX, use up to 68 file formats, work in teams, etc. Please note that you can save your TMs and chose to have them private. If you chose to make your TMs public, make sure that you are not translating a confidential document.
Start collaborating with your classmates by signing up for a free Student account, then email firstname.lastname@example.org including “Translation Commons” in the subject line, including the course duration information. XTM Cloud is an award-winning web-based, TMS with CAT tool. The system stores all linguistic assets and project data centrally, allowing collaboration on translation tasks, leveraging translation memory and terminology in real time. The flexible and automated workflow streamlines work and provides project managers with an up to date view of the project status.
Free computer-aided translation tool compatible with all platforms. Its main points are speed and simplicity, which doesn’t exclude some advanced features. For instance, fuzzy matches and glossaries have morphological recognition (inflected forms) in more than a hundred languages. Team projects allow an unlimited number of translators to work simultaneously on the same document via Internet. OmegaT can be extended through a public API allowing third parties to write plugins and through scripts written by users.
Anaphraseu is a CAT (Computer-Aided Translation) tool for creating, managing and using bilingual Translation Memories. It is an OpenOffice.org Basic macro set available as an OpenOffice.org extension or a standalone document.
Aegisub is a free, cross-platform open source tool for creating and modifying subtitles. Aegisub makes it quick and easy to time subtitles to audio, and features many powerful tools for styling them, including a built-in real-time video preview.
VisualSubSync is a subtitle program using audio waveform representation as it’s cornerstone.
SRT and SSA/ASS subtitle formats are supported.
It also provides some tools (error checking, speed indicators, network suggestions) to help improving the quality of your subtitle.
Subtitle Workshop is a free application for creating, editing, and converting text-based subtitle files.
- Supports converting between, creating, opening, editing, and saving over 60 (currently) subtitle formats via the Subtitle API library, as well as saving subtitles in a custom user-defined file format.
- User-friendly, multi-language, customizable interface (including customizable shortcuts and translation mode).
InTrain was conceived and developed specifically as a training tool that connects (for now) a maximum of three participants with as many user profiles.The Interpreter is the student or trainee practicing simultaneous interpreting. The Supervisor is the teacher or assessor listening to or evaluating the Interpreter. The Speaker could be someone delivering a speech in real-time, or the Supervisor may opt for a video.
– Manage terminology and jobs.
– Share glossaries with colleagues or the community.
– Extract terms from text really fast to build glossaries.
– Consult dictionaries.
– Learn and review glossaries with flashcards.
… to the booth
Search your glossaries very quickly, even offline with BoothMate.
InterpretimeBank is an online community for professional interpreters and interpreting students. It was created in August 2014 by a group of former classmates who wanted to create a network of professional interpreters working worldwide, to foster knowledge exchange and to have a platform that could be used as a life-long learning tool.
Free for up to 5,000 characters.
SYSTRAN Translate is the 1st free online translation solution offering specialized translation models that have been trained by a worldwide expert community. These translation models were produced by the first trainers of SYSTRAN Marketplace using SYSTRAN Model Studio and algorithms based on the opensource OpenNMT framework, enhanced by SYSTRAN technologies for advanced linguistic features (such as User Dictionaries) or production proof performances.
MACHINE TRANSLATION. Statistical machine translation system that allows you to automatically train translation models for any language pair. All you need is a collection of translated texts. Once you have a trained model, an efficient search algorithm quickly finds the highest probability translation among the exponential number of choices. Official page for information and links to download engine.
Compatible with other major office suites, Apache OpenOffice is free to download, use, and distribute.
- Writer a word processor you can use for anything from writing a quick letter to producing an entire book.
- Calc a powerful spreadsheet with all the tools you need to calculate, analyze, and present your data in numerical reports or sizzling graphics.
- Impress the fastest, most powerful way to create effective multimedia presentations.
- Draw lets you produce everything from simple diagrams to dynamic 3D illustrations.
- Base lets you manipulate databases seamlessly. Create and modify tables, forms, queries, and reports, all from within Apache OpenOffice.
- Math lets you create mathematical equations with a graphic user interface or by directly typing your formulas into the equation editor.
Foxit Reader is the PDF Reader which enables you to become part of the connected world. Provide authors with comments on PDF documents, be notified when new PDF document versions become available, discuss interesting topics right in the document, or securely open protected documents.
EXTERNAL DESKTOP TOOLS
These translation tools are NOT located on the Translation Commons platform.
DejaVu [COMING SOON]
Atril Solutions has donated Translation Commons 100 licenses of Déjà Vu TEAMserver. TEAMserver is a powerful solution for translation teams working across different locations. It makes it possible for your translation teams who work on extensive, multilingual and multi-site translation projects to securely share their translations in real time, increasing productivity, consistency, and quality.
The Google Translator Toolkit (GTT) offers machine translation outputs and allows you to translate and save your Translation Memories and Glossaries on the Google cloud server. By clicking the logo you will be leaving the Translation Commons secure website. Please note that you can save your TMs and chose to have them private. You can share TM’s and glossaries with other Translation Commons members. If you chose to make your TMs public, they will be absorbed in the pool of the Google general TM, so please make sure that when you are using this tool you are not translating a confidential document. Here is a quick tutorial.
EXTERNAL DESKTOP TOOLS
Download and use this free tools in your computer
OmegaT is a free computer-aided translation tool compatible with all platforms. Its main points are speed and simplicity, which doesn’t exclude some advanced features. For instance, fuzzy matches and glossaries have morphological recognition (inflected forms) in more than a hundred languages. Team projects allow an unlimited number of translators to work simultaneously on the same document via Internet. OmegaT can be extended through a public API allowing third parties to write plugins and through scripts written by users.
Mojito is a free, open-source platform that uses continuous integration to collect all of your software strings in one place. It allows you to translate, manage and monitor your strings through an intuitive web UI. This tool is fully operational but not yet available as a self serve application. If you’re interested in using it you can either contact us or give it a try by following the “Getting started” instructions.
Moses is a statistical machine translation system that allows you to automatically train translation models for any language pair. All you need is a collection of translated texts. Once you have a trained model, an efficient search algorithm quickly finds the highest probability translation among the exponential number of choices.