Reviewing source strings

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Check changes of translations, projects or for individual users.


Source strings checks

There are many Quality checks, some of them focus on improving the quality of source strings. Many failing checks make for a hint to make source strings easier to translate. All types failing source checks are displayed on the Source tab of every component.

Translation string checks

Erroneous failing translation string checks indicate the problem is with the source string. Translators sometimes fix mistakes in the translation instead of reporting it - a typical example is a missing full stop at the end of a sentence.

Reviewing all failing checks of your translation, for every language, can provide valuable feedback to improve its source strings.

Source strings review is in the Tools menu of any given translation component. A similar view is presented when opening a translation, with slightly different checks displayed:


One of the most interesting checks here is the Multiple failing checks - it is triggered whenever there is failure on multiple translations of a given string. Usually this is something to look for, as this is a string translators have problems translating properly.

The detailed listing is a per language overview:


String comments

Translators can comment on both translation and source strings. Each Component configuration can be configured to receive such comments to an e-mail address, and using the developers mailing list is usually the best approach. This way you can keep an eye on when problems arise in translation, tend to, and fix them quickly.