Translation Memory Auto-substitution

Auto-Substitution is aimed to increase the benefit of using the Translation Memory (TM) by suggesting translations with a higher similarity match. The feature substitutes the non-translatable elements (such as tags, HTML entities, placeholders, numbers, and more) in translations suggested by TM by the ones used in the source strings.

Non-translatable Elements that can be Auto-substituted

Auto-substitution feature can substitute the following non-translatable elements:

Non-translatable elements Source string example TM suggestion (German) Improved TM suggestion
Tags <b %s>Help</b> <span>Hilfe<span> <b %s>Hilfe</b>
HTML entities Currency &euro; Währung &yen; Währung &euro;
Line breaks Profile Profil<br/> Profil
Escape sequences (\r\n, \r, \n, \t, unicode, hex) Translation \x42 Übersetzung \u4242 Übersetzung \x42
Non-escaped equivalents of \r\n, \r, \n, \t Translated by \n TM Übersetzt vom Übersetzungsspeicher Übersetzt vom \n Übersetzungsspeicher
Placeholders Example %s Beispiel %1$s Beispiel %s
Numbers Attempt 2 Versuch 5 Versuch 2
Letter case Log in einloggen Einloggen
Special characters Help? Hilfe! Hilfe?
URLs More Information: Weitere Infos: Weitere Infos:
ICU syntax Get {discountPercent, number, percent} discount Erhalte {discountValue, number, currency} Rabatt Erhalte {discountPercent, number, percent} Rabatt

Auto-Substitution Setup

To enable the Auto-substitution feature, follow these steps:

  1. Open your project and go to Settings > Translation Memory.
  2. Select Enable Auto-Substitution in the Translation Memory section.

Auto-substitution for Pre-translation

To pre-translate your project, follow these steps:

  1. Open your project and go to the Dashboard tab.
  2. Click Pre-translation.
  3. Select via TM from the drop-down list.
  4. Select the target languages and files to which pre-translation should be applied.
  5. Set a minimum match ratio to 100% (includes 100% TM matches and the ones improved to 100% by auto-substitution).
  6. Click Pre-Translation.

Auto-substitution for TM Suggestions

With the Auto-substitution feature, translators would be able to see the improved TM suggestions in the Editor. The percentage below the improved suggestion shows the match percentage of the original TM suggestion and the improved one.

Note: To configure the minimum similarity match of the displayed TM suggestions, go to Editor Settings.

Cost Reports

Once the feature is enabled, it will affect how the Costs Estimation and Translation Costs reports are calculated.

Costs Estimation report would count TM suggestions that can potentially be improved by the auto-substitution feature based on the highest similarity match to which those strings can be improved. For example, a match that can be improved from a 75% match to a 100% match would be considered a 100% match.

Translation Costs report would count TM suggestions improved by the auto-substitution feature as regular TM suggestions. For example, a match improved from a 75% match to a 100% match would be considered a 100% match.

Note: If the string was translated with an improved suggestion displayed, it would be counted as such. The Translation Costs report is generated regardless of whether the feature is enabled or disabled at the moment.

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