QA

The QA tab allows you to perform a series of predefined checks on the files defined as ongoing translation. This feature helps you locate the following issues in the translation:

  • Untranslated segments
  • Segments that have the same source text but a different target text
  • Segments that have the same target text but a different source text
  • Segments whose target text is identical to the source text (potentially untranslated text). This option is disabled by default.
  • Segments with tag mismatches
  • Segments with number mismatches
  • Segments with URL mismatches
  • Segments with alphanumeric mismatches
  • Segments with unpaired symbols (i.e. unpaired parentheses, square brackets, or braces)
  • Segments with unpaired quotes
  • Segments with repeated words
  • Segments with double blanks
  • Segments that deviate from the key terms of the project
  • Segments that contain a word in CamelCase in the source or target text without a counterpart. This option is disabled by default.
  • Segments that contain a word fully in uppercase in the source or target text without a counterpart. This option is disabled by default.
  • Segments that meet the search criteria of entries in the Project or the Personal Checklists. See Managing Checklists for more information about this feature.
  • Spell-checking issues

From this window, you can execute the following checks:

  • Perform all checks selected in Check Group and List of Checks by clicking Check Ongoing Translation.
  • Perform only the checks defined by the Project Checklists by clicking Run Project Checklists.
  • Perform only the checks defined by the Personal Checklists by clicking Run Personal Checklists.
  • Mark issues to filter them out or in.
  • Export the displayed QA Results by right-clicking and choose Export QA Results to the following formats: HTML, tab-delimited text, Excel, or XML.

The results are shown in the body window. For some file formats, you can open directly from ApSIC Xbench the file at the segment shown to correct it by right-clicking on it and choosing Edit Segment or by pressing Ctrl+E.

You can limit the scope of the strings considered by the QA process by checking the Only New Segments, Only 100% Matches, or Exclude ICE Segments check boxes.

You can also make the source and target consistency checks mode case-sensitive by checking the Case-sensitive Inconsistencies check box.

You can ignore tags by checking Ignore Tags. This allows you to find inconsistencies that differ on tags but not in source or target text.