An integrated CAT tool to enhance your productivity without license costs

A proven solution

IBM TM2 was developed internally by IBM for localizing and translating their software and content into more than 50 languages, including bidirectional scripts and ideographic languages, and it has been used by hundreds of professional translators and localizers for many years. The core of IBM TM2 was made available to the open source community in 2010 and since then, the IBM development team has worked very hard to keep the solution up to date while maintaining its main strengths.

Some reasons for choosing OpenTM2

No licensing costs

OpenTM2 is a non-proprietary translation memory solution released under the nonrestrictive Eclipse Public License that is suitable for use with both commercial software, and with other open-source or free software. And with a growing community of developers it means that you have the option of developing plug-ins tailored to your specific needs.

An Integrated translation environment

The translation editor, translation memories and project glossaries are all integrated in the OpenTM2 Workbench. Translation Memories are closely bundled with source files and bilingual files so translation memories are always updated without human intervention, even when global changes are made. This means that your project managers don’t have to waste time with the error prone task of updating Translation Memories manually.

Filters for many file formats

Currently, OpenTM2 supports the following file formats: HTML (UTF-8 and ASCII), JAVA properties file (ASCII, ANSI, UTF-8, and escaped Unicode), OpenOffice files, XHTML, XLIFF, and generic XML. It also supports the import and export of TMX-format translation memory databases.

Enhanced translation productivity

For translators, fast response from the translation tool is essential to be truly productive. Unlike other cloud-based CAT tools, OpenTM2 provides translation memory matches without any network delay. At the same time, the OpenTM2 editor has some powerful features such as configurable shortcut keys, which can also enhance translators productivity.