Reviewing Translations on Applanga

How to review translations on Applanga

This article will show users how to complete review of translations using the Applanga Dashboard's In-Context Editor.

Table of Contents

  1. How to Use Translation Statuses During Review
  2. Review with In-Context view and Smart Screenshots

How to Use Translation Statuses During Review

Translations added by translators, or delivered back to projects as part of a translation order and still need review, are set to Draft values by default. Draft values are not yet published which means the values are not pushed to the integrated app. To see all Draft values, access the language that should be reviewed and apply the “Unpublished” filter (1).

In some cases, users may have already published the Drafts and no or only a few Drafts are available for review. In those cases, the scope should extend to all strings in the “Needs Review” (2) workflow status. Translations that are part of order deliveries are set to “Needs Review” by default. Teams can also set up User Groups to ensure the appropriate users on the Team are automatically notified when strings are set to “Needs Review” for particular languages. See the User Groups page for more detailed information.

Depending on the scope, the review process can include either directly editing the translation (changing current Drafts or adding new ones) or accepting and/or rejecting translations through the Applanga workflow status interface. This can be accessed on string level (1) or for any multiple strings at once by selecting them (2) via the Status button (3).

To open the translation status workflow pop-up, click Comment & More from the status dropdown. From the pop-up the workflow status can be set to either “Rejected” or “Accepted” to indicate the review status. Additionally, the comment field can be used to provide further feedback. If multiple strings were selected and the pop-up was opened via the Status button, the translation status and comment will be applied to all selected strings.

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Review with In-Context view and Smart Screenshots

If screenshots have been uploaded to Applanga before , users will be able to view screens of the app directly in the Applanga Translation interface. This is called the In-Context Editor. Refer to the Working with Screenshots on Applanga page for more detailed information.

There are multiple ways to access the In-Context Editor. To access the screenshot for the currently selected string, click on the screenshot thumbnail next to the string (1). This is called the All Strings mode.

If there is more than one screenshot associated with a string, this will be represented by a stack of screen thumbnails. Users can click the Tabs icon (2) in the bottom, right-hand corner to navigate to the Tabs view. The Tabs view displays a preview of all screens associated with the selected string.

The other option to access screenshots is the Per Screen mode. Users can switch between those modes at any time using the toggle (3) in the sidebar which is visible when the in-context view is open.

When Per Screen mode is selected, the list of strings visible in the editor on the right, next to the screen, will be filtered to only display those strings associated with the selected Screen (1.) The Prev and Next (2) buttons found in the footer of the in-context view are only visible in Per Screen mode. This way of accessing and navigating between Screens is best used for a holistic linguistic review process. The Screens can be ordered in the same sequence they appear in the app itself, thereby allowing reviewers to mimic the user journey through the app.

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Limit Screen-by-Screen Review to Specific Screens

The Screens list also corresponds to any filter applied to the overall Strings list e.g. if a user filters for “Needs Review'', only the Screens with strings in the “Needs Review” status will display in the list and in the Prev and Next navigation. The filtered Screens list is especially helpful in a scenario with multiple rounds of screenshot review. It ensures reviewers are pointed directly to just a specific subset of screens.

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Additional Smart Screenshot Options

In some cases, teams may upload translated screenshots of the already localized application. Should screenshots in the currently selected target language be available and the Applanga In-Context View is open, users can switch between localized screenshots using the language toggle in the top, left-hand corner (1.)

If multiple versions of a screenshot are available - multiple operating systems, resolutions, etc. - users can use the Variants menu in the sidebar to switch to another version (2.)

To reset the editor view back to the full list/previous filter results, use the close button at the top of the sidebar (3.)

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