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Wordfast discount until the end of the year!

December 5th, 2008 | by Naomi de Moraes

I have never tried Wordfast, but I know many translators swear by it. It can work with the SDL Trados segmented format and, from what I hear, is easier to use and learn than SDL Trados. It also runs on many different platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux).

The current version of Wordfast (5.5), which works inside MS Word like SDL Trados, is now being redubbed Wordfast Classic, and the company is launching a new version called Wordfast 6.0 which does not depend on the MS Word interface. If you purchase Wordfast 5.5 by the end of the year, for 250 euros, you will get a free license for Wordfast 6.0 when it is released.

And, if you live in a disadvantaged country, the price is cut in half. See the Wordfast site for more details.

Naomi de Moraes

No Responses to “Wordfast discount until the end of the year!”

  1. Fabio Says:

    Hi Naomi,
    This is definitely great news, even though Wordfast 6 is still a beta version with many flaws.

  2. Rafael Says:


    I find it rather interesting that with version 6 WordFast takes an evolutionary step similar to other vendors by offering its proprietary editor rather than the VBA-based MS Word integration.

    By taking the direct Word integration approach of Translator’s Workbench WF offers a fair degree of compatibility to Trados, but I have learned to be aware of compatibility quirks caused by numerous details. There is a user report at http://www.ziad.biz/downloads/SDL_Trados_Compatibility.pdf outlining some of them.

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