TRADOS Incorporated announced the coming availability of TRADOS 7, the latest version of its TRADOS desktop solutions for freelance translation professionals, corporate localization teams and language service providers. Starting next week, TRADOS 7 can be pre-ordered at “early bird” prices. The release includes many enhancements including: increased XML support, including XLIFF, DITA, and conditional XML; Translator’s Workbench fully supports the latest open TMX standard, TMX 1.4b, as well as related standards such as Segmentation Rules Exchange (SRX); full support for Hindi and twenty other new languages; enhanced support for Microsoft Word documents in Context TM and TagEditor – Microsoft Word documents can now optionally be processed as XML-based TRADOStag documents in Context TM and optionally translated in TagEditor as XML-based TRADOStag documents; support for multiple termbases in active terminology recognition; and
improved ease of use. Starting April 25, 2005, customers ordering TRADOS 6.5 (new licenses or upgrades) will receive special early bird promotions when TRADOS 7 is released in June 2005. Early-bird promotions expire on June 27, 2005.