Because WFC operates entirely inside of MS Word, there is no need to install or run any additional applications or extensions. The MS Word interface decreases the learning curve and enables most translators to be up and running in just a few hours. Translators also benefit from the many features and shortcuts already available in MS Word.
WFC can run on Windows, Mac and Linux with MS Word running (excluding Mac Word 2008).
Customizable Feature Set
User-defined macros allow you to customize WFC’s feature set to meet your specific project needs.
Integration with Machine Translation and External Dictionaries
WFC offers complete and unrestricted access to dictionaries in virtually any format. Additionally, translators can link to multiple web-based or local Machine Translation (MT) engines to provide MT when no match is found in the TM.
Real-Time Quality Assurance
WFC warns about potential translation errors as you work, including errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, terminology consistency, tag symmetry, and other time-consuming issues you may overlook.
Supported File Formats
Trados Tagged Format
Wordfast Classic supports any language that is supported by Microsoft Word. This includes Eastern European, Cyrillic, Asian, Right-to-Left, and various other languages.
Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Mac OS 7, 8, 9, OSX 10.3.4 and higher
Linux (Mandrake, XFCE, VMWare & Office 97, Suse, KDE2 + Crossover & Word 2000
MS Word 97 and higher. Mac: MS Word 98, 2001, X, 2004, 2010, and 2011. PLEASE NOTE: Wordfast Classic DOES NOT run on MS Word 2008 for Mac.
TM and Glossary Specifications
TMs: Store up to 1,000,000 TUs per single TM; Translators can create as many TMs as they need; WFC can read/write TMX 1.4b; Up to 1,000 translators can share the same TM over a Local Area Network.
Glossaries: Store up to 250,000 entries per single glossary; Translators can access an multiple glossaries simultaneously; WFC can import/export glossaries in tab-delimited text format.