Translating

Translation Memories (Strings)

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The translation memory (TM) is a database of previously translated text used in the projects and suggests matching results while translating content, based on the default language of a project. This speeds up the translation process and improves consistency across texts and projects.

The TM is an organization-wide translation tool which can be assigned to different projects. Otherwise, if none of the projects share a translation memory, each project will rely on its own local translation memory.

Updating the translation memory is not necessary, as it is refreshed automatically with every new translation.

Enabling the Translation Memory

  1. Click on Translation memory in the left-side menu to view the corresponding page.

  2. Under the Connected projects section, select the projects that will share the same organization-wide translation memory. To assign all existing projects at once, click on the Project name checkbox at the top of the list.

  3. Click on Update settings at the bottom of the page to apply the changes.

Translation memory sharing can also be enabled for each project individually in the project settings:

  1. In the Projects page, hover the mouse on the desired project and click on More/Project settings from the drop-down menu at the top.

    The Project settings window will be displayed.

  2. Select Advanced in the left-side menu of the window to view the corresponding settings.

  3. Scroll down to find the Share translation memory option and check it to enable translation memory sharing for the project.

  4. Click on Save at the bottom right of the window to apply the changes.

Using the Translation Memory

Classic editor

In the translation editor, suggestions coming from the translation memory will be listed under the Suggestions tab in the right sidebar.

To use one of the listed suggestions, simply click on the Apply button next to it in the Suggestions tab: the target language box will be automatically filled with the text coming from the translation memory.

The translation memory will only suggest translations matching all the current language codes (locales) set in the project and it will also find suggestions when the source strings do not match exactly.

In case of multiple suggestions matching the source text, the best suggestion will always be listed first. The other suggestions are sorted highest to lowest percentage according to the quality of each suggestion. A colored progress bar next to each suggestion indicates how similar the suggested string is to the source language to be translated (100% match, fuzzy match, etc.).

New editor

In the translation editor, suggestions coming from the translation memory will be listed under the Suggestions menu in the right sidebar.

To use one of the listed suggestions, simply click on it: the target language box will be automatically filled with the text coming from the translation memory. Hover the mouse on each suggestion to open a side card preview with more details (e.g. status, related project, metadata).

The list of available suggestions can also be displayed by pressing the ArrowDown key when the target language field is selected.

The translation memory will only suggest translations matching all the current language codes (locales) set in the project and it will also find suggestions when the source strings do not match exactly.

In case of multiple suggestions matching the source text, the best suggestion will always be listed first. The other suggestions are sorted highest to lowest percentage according to the quality of each suggestion. A colored progress bar next to each suggestion indicates how similar the suggested string is to the source language to be translated (100% match, fuzzy match, etc.).

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