Automatic Translation Property Page
Last update: December 2018


The Automatic Translation property page contains settings for the auto-translate function and lists the data sources available for automatically translation of  items in  the active translation project.


In the "Translation Data Source" list box check the data sources to be used.  RC-WinTrans will search for matching source text and it's translation in the checked data sources.


See also: "Automatic Translation (Overview)."


Figure: The Automatic Translation property page.



Dialog Box Controls



Translation Data Source  List Box

Lists all available data sourcs.  Enable/Check the data source(s) to be used.



Options Group Box

Minimum match value (%) Edit Field

The minimum match value (%) expresses the minimum acceptable degree of similarity between the current source segment and matching segments found in the dictionary/translation memory.  Fuzzy (partial) matches that fall below the minimum match value are treated as non-matches.  The minimum match value generally lies between 50% and 100%, with the default value being 60%.

Overwrite existing translations Check Box

Check this option if you want existing translation texts to be overwritten by the auto-translate function.

Prompt to overwrite Check Box

Check this option if you want to be prompted to confirm that an existing translation should be overwritten during the auto-translate operation.




Set Translation Status Group Box

Assign a certain translation status to items that were automatically translated so you can easily find and review them in the project.  Select one state for texts that matched 100% and select another for texts that had a match value of less than 100%.




Set Marker Group Box  (Re-check marker/Temporary marker Check Boxes)

Another way of marking items that were automatically translated is to set a re-check marker or a   for them.  Use the check boxes given here to set your preferences.




Available data sources Display

Displays those sources which are currently available for use with the auto-translate function.  It lists data sources that support the same source and target language as in the active translation project.



TIP #1: Translation Status

You can specify a certain translation status to be assigned to items that have been automatically translated with a source text match value of 100% or less.  For example, it is useful to give automatically translated items the translation status "for review" so that these can be easily found and reviewed in RC-WinTrans.

Default settings:

Translated with 100% match:  Translation status = "translated"

Translated with 50% – 99% match:  Translation status = "review translation"

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TIP #2: "Origin" Column in the Text Table View

Items that have been translated automatically are marked as such in RC-WinTrans' Text Table view where the name of the data source used to translate the item and the source text's match value are both displayed in the Text Table view's "Origin" column.

Show or hide columns in the Text Table view using the following commands from the Windows menu: Text Table View | Show/Hide Columns.



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