Felix Specifications

See below for the technical specifications for Felix.

TMs

Size There is no arbitrary limit on TM size. The only limitation is the size of your computer's memory.
Format Felix TMs are stored in XML format, an open document format that is used widely for storing text data. Because translation memories are XML, they can be accessed from a number of tools. There is no lock-in with Felix: your data is your own. TMs are stored in Unicode (utf-8) format, so there is never a problem with character sets or garbled text due to improper encodings.
Compatibility Felix can load and save (import and export) TMs in TMX format as well as Trados text format. You can also save TMs as Excel files or import them directly from Excel.
Performance The core Felix TM engine is written in C++ and is extremely fast. It can perform complex fuzzy matching, including matching text formatting and other special conditions, for several hundred thousand translation units (TUs) in well under a second.
Integration Felix is the only major computer assisted translation (CAT) tool that is fully integrated with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Other tools force you to extract the text from most of these formats in order to translate the files, which slows down the translation process and often causes errors.
Searching You can search your TMs using a number of criteria, including source, translation, context, and more. Regular expression searching is also fully supported, as are concordance (context) searches using either source or translation.
Glossary Creation Easily create glossary entries from your TUs right from within Felix. Short TUs can also be added to the glossary automatically.

Glossaries

Size There is no arbitrary limit on glossary size. The only limitation is the size of your computer's memory.
Format Felix glossaries are stored in the same open and robust XML format as Felix TMs.
Compatibility Felix can load and save (import and export) MultiTerm glossaries, as well as glossaries in Trados text format. Additionally, you can load glossaries into Felix directly from MS Excel, and save Felix glossaries as Excel files.
Fuzzy Matching Felix glossaries support fuzzy matching. Even if there is no exact match in your glossary, Felix can find matches that are very similar to terms in the sentence you're translating, enabling you to get the most out of your glossaries.
Auto Searching Every time you look up a sentence in your translation memory, Felix automatically finds all the glossary terms in that sentence, and displays them along with their translations. A simple keyboard shortcut is then all you need to insert the appropriate translation directly into your document.
Glossary Window Glossary matches are displayed in their own window, so you can see all matches at a glance. Felix is one of the only CAT tools that allows you to view more than one glossary match at a time. The glossary window can be resized to fit your screen size and working style.
Searching You can search your glossaries using a number of criteria, including source, translation, context, and more. Regular expression searching is also fully supported.

Other Features

Languages Felix places no limits on the language pairs you can use. Translate unlimited languages and language pairs. If you can display a language on your computer, you can translate it using Felix.
Number of TMs/Glossaries Felix places no limits on the number of TMs or glossaries you have have open at one time.
Document Formats Felix can be used to translate documents in any format supported by Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Additionally, a separate program, Tag Assist (free), can be used to translate HTML files.
Network Support Use the free Memory Serves to share TMs and glossaries over your local network. There is no limit to the number of computers that can connect over the network simultaneously.
Extensibility Felix is probably the only CAT tool with a published scripting application programming interface (API), allowing it to be extended and used from many different programs, including Microsoft Office macros.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for installing and running Felix.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher
  • Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7
  • 256 MB RAM (2000)/512 MB RAM (Win XP or later)

Recommended System Requirements

  • 512 MB RAM
  • Microsoft Windows XP/Vista

Other Requirements

The Felix interface works with Microsoft® Office 2003, XP, and 2007. Operation is not guaranteed with Office 2000.

Accessibility

Every effort has been made to ensure that Felix is accessible to persons with disabilities. See here for details about accessibility in accordance with Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act.