Category: Technology

Do you have or want a wireless e-mail device?

Unscientific evidence suggests that more and more translators are using BlackBerries, Treos and other types of wireless e-mail devices. Whereas these devices used to be (say until a few years ago) nearly absent from translation-related events, half of the attendees at a recent Colorado Translators Association workshop said that they use a BlackBerry or similar device. …

Update 2: Accented characters in OpenOffice.org

Bill Hibbert just sent an additional update about his macro for inserting accented characters in OpenOffice.org. Here it is! I’ve made a small change to the macro and its documentation that I never bothered with before because I didn’t think anyone was interested. There has been a known problem since the beginning with autocorrect of apostrophes. …

Inserting accented characters in OpenOffice.org

OpenOffice.org is a fantastic office suite for most translators. It’s free, it’s stable, it’s localized into many languages that the proprietary companies will never touch …there’s a lot to love. For a long time, the only feature of OO.o that I’ve found problematic (other than the fact that its macros are not compatible with Microsoft Office …

Wordfast: seeing other platforms

Today I attended the ATA Translation Company Division conference in Denver. Despite the fact that I’m not a translation company, this conference has been well worth attending due to the quality of the presenters and the opportunity to get some perspectives on the industry from the agency viewpoint. Wordfast is one of the exhibitors at the …