von Philipp Techen

The fuzzy grid – “What’s that?”, I hear you ask. A challenging new kind of crossword puzzle? A quirky new online trend? Or simply the company spreadsheets left out in the rain?

Translation has always been a challenging task, but the rise of technology has created functional tools to aid translators on their mission to provide content to more people. CAT tools (Computer aided translation) are one such software solution. These tools allow text to be saved in a database called a Translation Memory (usually per sentence or paragraph, but different settings may apply). If the same or a similar piece of text comes up, the Translation Memory can insert the previously translated content and potentially save a good chunk of work.