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Welocalize Releases GlobalSight 8.5 With Integration of OmegaT Translation Memory Application

FREDRICK, MD — (Marketwired) — 08/12/13 — Welocalize, a leader of integrated translation services and products, announced today the latest release of GlobalSight 8.5, their open-source translation management system. The updated version features integration of the offline editor OmegaT, a free translation memory application for professional translators.

“I am glad translators can now work seamlessly in a complete open source environment,” said Didier Briel, development manager of OmegaT. “Thanks to our collaboration, the OmegaT 3.0 enhanced features should fit nicely with GlobalSight.”

Welocalize-s GlobalSight 8.5 new release also includes multiple enhancements and improvement for reporting, exporting in addition to flexible configuration options for machine translation (MT) users. Users now have a simple way to select which MT engine to use for each language depending on the requirements.

Welocalize will hold two webinars focused on the new version of GlobalSight, hosted by Steve Billings, senior solutions architect at Welocalize. will take place August 16 at 16:00GMT / 11:00 AM EDT. Registration is at . will take place August 23, 2013 at 16:00 GMT / 11:00 AM EDT. Visit to register for the second webinar. All sessions will be recorded and posted after the event at the .

“The integration of Welocalize-s GlobalSight with OmegaT provides a strong, fully compatible editor that translators can use when working with GlobalSight translation kits,” said Genara Rodriguez, applications deployment manager at Welocalize. “OmegaT is an editor with the same core values as GlobalSight. It is open-source, easy to use and constantly evolving and improving.”

GlobalSight 8.5 release notes including a full list of what is included in the release, getting started guides, product documentation, a bug tracker and forums are available online at . The new version is available for download at and .

GlobalSight is a collaborative, open-source initiative to develop a flexible and sustainable Translation Management System (TMS) that leverages the best ideas and addresses the shared needs of the industry. The community participants discuss, discover and build upon the translation process automation tool that provides choice and flexibility and can be shared by all. The direction and development of the GlobalSight Open-Source Initiative is dictated by community members.

Welocalize offers integrated translation services and products to support the need for on-demand translation. GlobalSight is a product of Welocalize. We provide globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions, and enterprise translation management tools that are optimized to be able to deliver on-demand translation in over 120 languages. With over 600 employees worldwide, Welocalize maintains offices in the United States, UK, Germany, Ireland, Japan and China. Please visit for more information.

Jamie Glass


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