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I want to translate a long text and I am looking for a software that shows the text and the translation I write at the same time, in two windows and with possibly a synchronization. Does it exist? Otherwise, what are the existing softwares and what do they do ?


PS: I want to translate a 250 page book... I am not looking for a software that does the translation, but for an nice interface where I can do the translation.

  • Have you tried translate.google.com ? – Alexander May 19 '14 at 4:04
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    I want to translate a 250 page book... I am not looking for a software that does the translation, but for an nice interface where I can do the translation. – Colas May 19 '14 at 9:18
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If you are asking about professional translation tools (rather than machine transation sites), there is a useful survey that includes some for Mac at

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer-assisted_translation

Also can ask on the list devoted to Mac pro translators

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MacLingua/info

(Relying on machine translation inevitably involves substantial risks of potentially embarassing errors, I recommend that the results should always be edited by a pro or native speaker)

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I've used http://www.acetools.net/ and it works pretty good. It has pretty basic text editing. Also Microsoft Word can translate up to 400 words at a time via its reference tools.

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Try Overspot - https://www.redactry.com/overspot Really good translation app for macOS.

  • Could you expand your answer demonstrating this software being used to solve the problem of translating long text live, and ‘in two windows and with possibly a synchronization’? – grg Jul 14 '18 at 11:01
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I find that Google Translate, free online at https://translate.google.com/ is the best I have used.

  • How does this work for a 250 pages book? – nohillside Mar 29 '16 at 19:56
  • You failed to read the question, where it says "I am not looking for a software that does the translation". You should delete this answer as it does not properly reflect your expertise. – Tom Gewecke Mar 29 '16 at 22:32

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