SDL International announced the early-bird release of SDL Trados 2006. This release provides integrated terminology management, sophisticated quality checking, flexibility in choice of translation editing environment and enhancements such as support for OpenOffice and TMX in a single product with a single license key. SDL Trados 2006 offers a choice of Translators Workbench, TagEditor and SDLX editing environments. It includes new support for Quark, InDesign CS2 and Java files. Integration with SDL MultiTerm provides terminology lookup and search functions to help ensure adherence to corporate terminology and reduce translation time. Existing and new translations can be more easily reviewed and cleansed using the enhanced QA checking. New built-in translation and terminology checks have been added and any number of user-defined checks can be set up to search for particular quality criteria. SDL Trados 2006 is immediately available to pre-order at Early-Bird special pricing during the month of February. Freelancers can pre-order online at http://www.translationzone.com, http://www.sdl.com/products
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