External Browser Plug-in QA Checker
Lilt offers many wonderful features that help proofread your work; however, we also encourage linguists to enable a spellchecker plug-in in their browser, so that translations can be error-free. Please see a GIF below on how to enable your browser’s spell checker plug-in.
Lilt also has internal tools and options to help you proofread your own translations or review other translators' work.
Automatic QA Checks
You can refresh it by clicking the QA button in each segment's toolbar or using the hotkey F7. To run the suite of automatic QA checks manually, click the Run QA option in the Tools menu on the header:
If any possible issues are found, they will be highlighted in different colors:
- red = spelling mistakes
- yellow = grammar and punctuation mistakes
- blue = stylistic mistakes/suggestions
Click on the highlighted words or phrases to see the found issue and suggestions for correction. After you have corrected the found mistakes, you can refresh the QA check to make sure there are none left.
You may also select Add to QA Rules to add a term to your set of rules (terms) that the automatic QA should recognize as correct.
The QA check integrates Checkmate and LanguageTool, an open-source proofreading tool for many languages that integrate community-based rules for spelling, grammar, and style. You can browse the rules on their website, e.g. the English rules.
A few included example checks are (amongst many more!):
- Doubled words
- Doubled punctuation
- Doubled whitespace
- Leading/trailing whitespace
- Missing/inserted numbers (both source and target)
In addition to running QA checks on each segment, Batch QA allows linguists to see all linguistic errors in a consolidated view for all segments (unconfirmed, confirmed, accepted) grouped by error type in a modal. To run the Linguistic Batch QA check, select the option from the Tools menu.
Mandatory Batch QA
If you are an administrator, you can make Batch QA checks mandatory, which will force every translator and reviewer to run one before being able to mark a document as done.
Use the split view - a tabular, more compact layout of your document - for easier proofreading. You can toggle the split view in the View menu.