Miscellaneous


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Unexpected characters

This check analyzes all the characters in the translation and matches them against the target language alphabet. For example, it reports letters with diacritics if the target language does not use diacritic signs. It also detects corrupted characters caused by encoding issues.

  • Ignore characters… If there are characters you would like to avoid reporting as errors, please specify them in this field. Enter them without any separator (avoid commas or spaces, because they will be added to the list of the allowed characters).

Repeated words

This check detects the same words following each other (e.g. “the the”).

  • Ignore tags. It allows detection of repeated words even when there are tags between them.

Mixed Latin and Cyrillic letters

This check detects words with a mixture of Cyrillic and Latin letters. If these letters are not corrected in bilingual files, they may be replaced by incorrect characters at later stages because different languages may use different encodings.

NB! In Latin languages, the Cyrillic letters are also detected by the “Unexpected characters” check. But in Cyrillic languages, Latin letters are not “unexpected”. In this case, you may find this check useful.

Target length limit

You can use this check to make sure the translation does not exceed a certain character limit. Just enter the maximum amount of characters allowed, and the report will include segments that exceed this limit.

Starting with 3.2.7, the check is renamed to Target max-width limit in characters [ ] and performs verification in two steps:

  • First, it checks the max-width limit set for each segment as XLIFF property.
  • If it’s not set, it checks the length according to the character limit defined in the number box.

Inconsistent URL in source and target

You can use this check to make sure links are identical in the source text and the translation. The link should start with http, https, ftp or www.

Target segment is shorter than source by

This check detects target segments where number of symbols is less than in the source segment by a user-specified value expressed as a percentage or the number of symbols.

Target segment is longer than source by

This check detects target segments where number of symbols is more than in the source segment by a user-specified value expressed as a percentage or the number of symbols.

You can watch the video to get a visual overview of how the check works.