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OmegaT is a free and open source multiplatform Computer Assisted Translation tool.

Note: "OmegaT is a free translation memory application that works on Windows, macOS, Linux... It is a tool intended for professional translators. It does not translate for you! (Software that does this is called "machine translation", and you will have to look elsewhere for it.)" Yes, BUT: it links to 7 ONLINE "Machine Translation" sites so, while not AUTOMATED ... you CAN muddle out a Translation ... even if you do not speak the "Target" Language!!!

the free translation memory tool

OmegaT is a free translation memory application that works on Windows, macOS, Linux... It is a tool intended for professional translators. It does not translate for you! (Software that does this is called "machine translation", and you will have to look elsewhere for it

Professional features

    Fuzzy matching
    Match propagation
    Simultaneous processing of multiple-file projects
    Simultaneous use of multiple translation memories
    User glossaries with recognition of inflected forms

Work with more than 30 file formats
    Microsoft Word, Excel, Power
    XHTML and HTML
    Open Document Format (LibreOffice,
    MediaWiki (Wikipedia)
    Plain text
    ...and around 30 other file formats

Powerful tools
    Unicode (UTF-8) support: can be used with non-Latin alphabets
    Support for right-to-left languages
    Integral spelling checker
    Compatible with other translation memory applications (TMX, TTX, TXML, XLIFF, SDLXLIFF)
    Interface to Google Translate


OmegaT is available in many different versions in order to suit a range of user requirements.

To find the version most suitable for you, follow the link below to the Download Selector.

Alternatively, if you already know which version you wish to download, click on the button to have an overview of the different OmegaT versions available.

    OmegaT 4.3.1 Standard Version
    OmegaT 5.1.0 Latest Versionterary translation so much more efficient

The OmegaT project and you

OmegaT isn't just a product; it's an exciting project, and you can be part of it.

OmegaT is free software. That means that users like you are free to download and use it with very little in the way of restrictions. You are also free to copy it and pass it on to other people.

OmegaT is open-source software. That means that if you feel so inclined, you may modify OmegaT to suit your own requirements. For advocates of open-source software, this freedom is even more important than the exemption from having to pay anything.

The OmegaT project would benefit from greater support from volunteers in almost all areas. Although many users are aware of this, their reaction is often "But I can't program!". Programming is certainly the most important function, and without programming, there is no program. But programming isn't the only job needing to be done.
Below is a list of areas for which further volunteers would be more than welcome!

Documentation authoring
Documentation is very important. Many of you reading this will be translators who have translated a lot of user documentation. Have you considered writing some user documentation yourself? It's a real eye-opener!

Thanks to the work of translators in the past, OmegaT's user interface and/or Help texts have been translated into several languages. That means there are only a few thousand left! Localizing OmegaT into other languages is also an ongoing task, since new features and functions are being added all the time. Please contact the OmegaT Localization Co-ordinator for details of what is involved in localizing/translating OmegaT.

One of the most useful things OmegaT users can do is... to use OmegaT. And when they find things that don't work, or deficiencies in the documentation, to tell us about them.

Have you ever written an article for your professional association's journal? If not, why not write an article on using OmegaT?

If you have found OmegaT useful and would like to express your gratitude by making a donation on our Paypal account.

Programming (Java)
OmegaT is written in Java. If you're a programmer and you happen to know Java, please check the documentation in the source code under /docs_devel for information on how to get started.

Programming (not Java)
If you can program in another language, you can write code to support the core application. Such auxiliary code has already been written in Javascript, Groovy and Tcl/Tk, for instance.

But I can't program at all, I hear you say. Well, have you considered learning? If you are already reasonably familiar with computers in general and choose a straightforward scripting language like Javascript or Tcl/Tk, you could teach yourself enough to be able to write simple but useful scripts within just a couple of weeks. Continuing Professional Development is the current buzzword!


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