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Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Pro Edition


Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Pro Edition is designed for professional translators that require a total visual solution for digital content and Microsoft Desktop, internet and mobile applications. Designed to seamlessly work with TRADOS desktop and enterprise technologies, you never have to translate the same sentence twice. It comes complete with Auto-Translate technology which ensures that you can re-use your translations from virtually any industry TM format. Using the award winning Validate Expert, it even scans your translations, identifying inconsistency errors and other software cosmetic errors, such as duplicate hotkeys and clipped texts and overlapping controls.

Focus on the precision and quality of your translation and be more productive, profitable and secure in knowing you are using the world's most popular visual localization solution for freelance professionals.

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Alchemy CATALYST: Localizer Edition


Alchemy CATALYST: Localizer Edition is the visual solution of choice for over 80% of the world’s largest software development companies. It is used to reduce localization project cycle times, improve quality and speed up delivery of software applications into international software markets.

Leveraging the power and flexibility of the Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Pro Edition, it comes with a five additional Experts:

  • The Leverage Expert turns your cost of localization into an investment and reduces the engineering and testing impact during a product update or revision. Using the CATALYST Leverage Expert you can take translations from previous product revisions and automatically update these into new revisions, easily, automatically and safely. The CATALYST Leverage Expert can be run in an automatic or interactive way and supports exact, fuzzy and heuristic matching techniques ensuring that the maximum amount of translation is leveraged. Project statistic reports are automatically generated to identify and track all changes to your new revisions and these can be used by Project Managers to track the translation savings due to the leverage process.

  • The Leverage Expert is enhanced by the addition of the Update Expert which allows the inline replacement and leveraging of individual files within a TTK.

  • The Pseudo Expert simulates the effects of translation of your software applications or Internet files and so helps the development of locale neutral applications.

  • The Validate Expert is enhanced with the addition of our Runtime Validation utility, enabling the detection of common localization bugs while your software application is actually running !

  • The Visual Comparison Expert enables the localizer to accurately and visually determine the scope of change between software revisions in a matter of seconds.

Alchemy CATALYST: Localizer Edition is the market leading visual localization solution for all major development platforms, database technologies and internet file formats.

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Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition


In addition to all the functionality and experts available with the Alchemy CATALYST: Localizer Edition, the Developer/Pro Edition includes an additional expert called the QuickShip Expert. This revolutionary feature allows the developer or localizer to bundle all necessary TTK's, glossary files, along with users instructions into a compressed, self extracting, executable file. This file may then be sent to a translator, ideally electronically. Within this file the QuickShip Expert also performs a few tricks that make life much easier for the translator. Firstly it extracts all the constituent files and displays any instructions attached, next it attaches any glossary files to the translator's version of Alchemy CATALYST Translator/Lite and finally it launches CATALYST Translator/Lite if present on the user's system, if not, it will attempt to launch a browser pointing to the Alchemy Web site., where it can be downloaded.

The Developer/Pro Edition also comes complete with the Alchemy CATALYST SDK (Software Development Kit) . The SDK allows developers to extend the editing capabilities of CATALYST by enabling them to write custom editors for non-standard custom resources. Non-standard resources within 32bit executables are normally only visible in binary format. As Catalyst is an open system it allows developers to create editors that allow any information to be edited in a default string editor or a custom built WYSIWYG editor. Users may avail of additional cost savings by connecting their custom editor to CATALYST's Leverage Expert, enabling the same use of translation memories associated with standard resource types. CATALYST SDK comes with its own Code Wizard, that prompts the developer through all stages of developing custom editors. The developer can then register these editors within CATALYST, allowing full editing, translating & updating of custom controls.

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Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Lite Edition


Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Lite Edition is a FREE translation companion to the Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition. It allows TTKs to be distributed quickly and easily to multiple translators and provides them with visual editors and interactive validators to ensure that the translation process is fast, smooth and error free. The Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/Lite Edition can be downloaded from Alchemy's website at www.alchemysoftware.ie/translite.html. The product requires no dongle or hardware key, however can only be used successfully on Alchemy's QuickShip TTKs created using the CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition.

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Feature Grid


Features Translator/Lite Translator/Pro Localizer Developer
Development Languages and Platforms
Microsoft Win32 Applications (.EXE, DLL, OCX, RC, DLG, MSI, MS Excel, MS Access)
Microsoft .NET Applications (.RESX, EXE, DLL, Language Assemblies)
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (.RESX, EXE, DLL, Language Assemblies)
Borland Delphi Applications (.EXE, FRM Files)
Mobile Computing Platforms (Windows CE, Symbian, EPOC, PalmPilot)
Java Development Platforms (J2EE, J2SE, J2ME) (Property Files, Message Files, All encodings)
Database Content Platforms(MS SQL & Access, Oracle 8/9/10, IBM DB2)
Advanced Mark-up Languages (XML, XHTML, HTML, ASP and derivatives)
Programming Languages (Microsoft C, C++, Borland C, C++, Java, Javascript. CGI, Perl)
Generic Text Files (including UTF-8, UTF-16 encodings)
Visual XLIFF 1.1 (XML Localization Interchange File Format)
Expert Technology
Validate Expert
Leverage Expert    
Update Expert    
Comparison Expert    
Pseudo Translate Expert    
Runtime-Validation Expert    
ezScript Command Language    
QuickShip Expert      
SDK (Software Development Kit)      
Tools
Alchemy Concordance(TM) Manager  
Replica View and Reviewer Modes
Find & Replace
Spell Checking
Integrated Glossary Lookup
Project TTK Filtering
Annotations & Revision Information
Todo Activity List
Auto-Translation plus Fuzzy Match  
Glossary Management  
Translation Alignment  
Report & Statistics  
Export Terminology (Tab-delimited text, TMX, TRADOS)  
Manage User Profiles    
Import/Export Sections    
Create ezParse™ Methods    
Create Data Source Methods    
Develop Custom Workspace Editors