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Alchemy Catalyst Product Editions

Alchemy CATALYST Product Line

Alchemy CATALYST comes in several product editions. Click on the tab below to see the differences between each of these and how they are designed to meet the requirements of the major stakeholders in the localization process.

  • Developer/PRO
  • Localizer
  • Translator/PRO
  • Translator/LITE
  • Feature Grid
  • SDK

 

Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition


Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition is used by large enterprises that translate multiple languages simultaneously and require large teams of translators. Using the Alchemy QuickShip Expert, licenses of Alchemy CATALYST Translator/Lite can be provided FREE to large teams of translators so that they can scale their localization process with the growth of their business without any significant increase in their localization costs. Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/Pro Edition is the premiere visual localization solution used by the world’s largest software development companies. It helps them expand their presence in international markets and create new revenue opportunities.

Alchemy CATALYST: Developer/PRO also includes the Alchemy Software Developer Kit 9.0, so you can build customised solution tailored to your precise requirements.

Here are the range of Expert technologies included :-

  • Analysis Expert: Predominantly used by Project Managers, this expert calculates the amount of translation re-use possible from a translation memory. This is used to calculate the total cost of translation project and to develop an outline project schedule.

  • Clean Up Expert: This Expert is used to create Alchemy desktop TMs. It consolidates multiple project TTKs into a single, multi-lingual, portable desktop TM. This can then be used to archive all project translations in a single location and helps maximise the re-use of translations in future projects.

  • Leverage Expert: This Expert processes source files and uses Translation Memories to automatically apply translations to them. It helps clients maximise their return on investment by ensuring that any segment that has previously been translated is re-used. It supports both PerfectMatch and Fuzzy match technologies.

  • Validate Expert:Use this expert to automatically detect 90% of the errors commonly introduced during the translation and engineering process.

  • Pseudo-Translate Expert:This expert is used by developers to verify that their software, web sites and online help systems can be easily translated. They also use it to verify that no hard-coded strings exist in software applications.

  • Layout Manager Expert: Layout Manager automatically creates localized layouts for translated software applications. It is highly efficient and accurate and has a dramatic impact on engineering and testing cycles.

  • Comparison Expert:Determining the scope of change is vital in planning localization projects. This expert identifies differences between projects and displays it is a very visual and easy to understand report.

  • Runtime Validation: Use this expert to validate Win32 application while they run on your desktop PC. This helps Engineers and Testers to find layout problems in highly complex, dynamic dialog boxes and other complex user interface scenarios.

  • Update Expert: This expert is used to replace a single file in a project with the latest version
    of that file. During the operation, this expert use the Leverage Expert and re-use as much translation from your TMs as possible.

  • QuickShip Expert:This experts creates special translation bundles that can be sent to freelance translators. These translators can then use the free edition of Alchemy CATALYST to translate and engineer your software, online help or web site.

 

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. Designed, specifically for the software localization engineer, it contains a fully integrated environment to assist in the localization engineering and testing of software, help and onlime web content.

It includes the following Experts:-

  • Analysis Expert: This expert calculates the amount of translation re-use possible from a translation memory. This is used to calculate the total cost of translation project and to develop an outline project schedule.

  • Clean Up Expert: This Expert is used to create Alchemy desktop TMs. It consolidates multiple project TTKs into a single, multi-lingual, portable desktop TM. This can then be used to archive all project translations in a single location and helps maximise the re-use of translations in future projects.

  • Leverage Expert: This Expert processes source files and uses Translation Memories to automatically apply translations to them. It helps clients maximise their return on investment by ensuring that any segment that has previously been translated is re-used. It supports both PerfectMatch and Fuzzy match technologies.

  • Validate Expert:Use this expert to automatically detect 90% of the errors commonly introduced during the translation and engineering process.

  • Pseudo-Translate Expert:This expert is used by developers to verify that their software, web sites and online help systems can be easily translated. They also use it to verify that no hard-coded strings exist in software applications.

  • Comparison Expert:Determining the scope of change is vital in planning localization projects. This expert identifies differences between projects and displays it is a very visual and easy to understand report.

  • Runtime Validation: Use this expert to validate Win32 application while they run on your desktop PC. This helps Engineers and Testers to find layout problems in highly complex, dynamic dialog boxes and other complex user interface scenarios.

  • Update Expert: This expert is used to replace a single file in a project with the latest version
    of that file. During the operation, this expert use the Leverage Expert and re-use as much translation from your TMs as possible.

 

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.

It includes the following Experts:-

  • Analysis Expert: Predominantly used by Project Managers, this expert calculates the amount of translation re-use possible from a translation memory. This is used to calculate the total cost of translation project and to develop an outline project schedule.

  • Clean Up Expert: This Expert is used to create Alchemy desktop TMs. It consolidates multiple project TTKs into a single, multi-lingual, portable desktop TM. This can then be used to archive all project translations in a single location and helps maximise the re-use of translations in future projects.

  • Validate Expert:Use this expert to automatically detect 90% of the errors commonly introduced during the translation and engineering process.

 

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 previewers 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.

Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/LITE is designed for the Professional translator and contains all the tools neccessary to focus on the translation precision and accuracy for software, help and online web content.

NOTE: For UI engineering and layout work, you will need to upgrade to Alchemy CATALYST: Translator/PRO Edition.

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 2.x and above Applications (.RESX, EXE, DLL, Language Assemblies.)
Microsoft Visual Basic .NET (.RESX, EXE, DLL, Language Assemblies)
Microsoft WPF Applications (BAML Resources), Silvelight Applications
Online Help Platforms: MadCap Flare v1-v6, Microsoft Help 2.0 & 3.0
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
Analysis Expert  
Validate Expert  
Clean Up Expert  
Leverage Expert    
Update Expert    
Comparison Expert    
Pseudo Translate Expert    
Runtime-Validation Expert    
ezScript Command Language    
QuickShip Expert      
Layout Manager Expert      
Tools
Advanced Find & Replace
Spell Checking
Integrated Glossary Lookup
Project TTK Filtering
Annotations & Revision Information
Todo Activity List
Auto-Translation plus Fuzzy Match
Integrated use of Alchemy TMs (*.ttk & *.ppf)
Scheduler  
Integrated use of All Translation Memories  
Predictive Text for Translators (ezType)  
Language Exchange Integration  
PowerTranslate Features  
Alchemy Concordance Manager  
Placeable Management  
Glossary and Supplementary Glossary Management  
Translation Alignment  
Report & Statistics  
Export Terminology (Tab-delimited, TBX, TMX, TRADOS)  
Integrated Machine Translation Services  
Automatic Online Validation  
Layout Dialog Co-ordinates  
Unlimited Project Sizes  
Manage User Profiles    
Import/Export Sections    
Create ezParse™ Methods    
Create Data Source Methods    
Alchemy Software Development Kit 9.0      

Alchemy Software Developer Kit

The Alchemy Software Developer Kit 9.0 can be used to develop Alchemy CTALAYST extensions and applications. The SDK gives a developer access to the underlying functionality and data-objects of Alchemy CATALYST. Using the SDK a developer can build their own TM applications or create extensions to Alchemy CATALYST and customise it precisely to their requirements.

For example, a developer can create custom code to check a segment for proper use of trademarks and add this extension to the Alchemy Validate Expert. Alternatively, a developer may want to enumerate the content of a Project TTK within Microsoft Excel so that a linguist can annotate translations.

Alchemy CATALYST Extensions

An extension is a custom code module that is 'called' by Alchemy CATALYST when a particular event occurs within the Alchemy CATALYST environment. For example, the event IValidation::OnProcess is called each time a segment is passed to  the Alchemy Validate Expert.

A developer can replace this function with their own code which can be tailored to validate segments precisely to their requirements.

Alchemy CATALYST Applications

An application is a custom code module that 'calls' functionality within the Alchemy CATALYST environment.

For example, it is possible to develop an application that enumerates the contents of a Project TTK and converts it to an XLIFF document.

The significant point here is that an application 'calls' the functionality of Alchemy CATALYST whereas an extension is 'called' by Alchemy CATALYST when an event occurs.

NOTE: The Alchemy SDK comes included with the Alchemy CATALYST Developer/PRO Edition but does require a runtime license to deploy extensions and applications

 

 

 

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