Translate Like a Boss
In addition to basic functionality, Evernote translation server provides a range of professional features to make your translations best ever:
Terminology helps achieve translation consistency among various translation projects that we have. We have a special translation project that holds all terminology words and phrases, and which is also available for translation. If a string contains a translated term from this translation project, the translation is displayed in Terminology section next to the source string. You can click on it to paste the translation into current caret position in the editor:
If you would like to suggest a correction to some terminology translation, please contact our localization managers.
Below terminology, you can see a Comments section next to the source string:
Comments are added by developers and localization managers. They may include original string keys, comments, and sometimes even clickable screenshots. String key is an identifier representing the string in the software code. Sometimes it can bring some context info. In the example below the string key suggests that this string is a button caption:
Preview links are another great source of context info. Clicking that link will open an automatically rendered page with the translations applied. This feature is only available on certain translation projects.
Finally, when you come across a new concept and the string has no context information, it might be helpful to look it up in Evernote Knowledge Base.
String Translation in Other Languages
If you know more than one foreign language, you may enjoy another linguistic feature — viewing translation of a string in other languages. By clicking the link in Locations section you get redirected to the list of existing translations of the current string in other languages:
Copying Special Characters
In certain languages (such as Japanese) in strings with complicated punctuation, we offer an option to copy special symbols to the translation:
Click on a character to copy it in the translation box. Sometimes it may save you time and prevent typos.
One more powerful feature of Evernote translation server is using Similar Translations.
Similar Translations section is located under the translation field. Here you can see existing translations of similar strings which you may use in your current translation. It saves your time and helps us to have consistent translations of similar phrases. Clicking on a similar translation will copy it into the editor.
Viewing Change History
Sometimes it can be helpful to view a timeline of changes which is available upon clicking on a clock icon. From the Timeline panel you can learn when the string was added, and who and when submitted its translations:
Now you know how to use Evernote translation server almost at full steam. Take a moment to learn how to use Plurr format to translate strings containing plurals to boost your competence even more.