memoQ includes a quality assurance (QA) module that can check many aspects of translations. This topic describes how you can use QA checks in your project.
The QA module always works in the background. The project settings determine how the module works. There are numerous settings that control what the QA module checks. The available checks include checking that
|·||a segment, if repeating, is translated the same way;|
|·||terms in the source text are translated as in the available term bases;|
|·||the translated text is not significantly longer or shorter than the source text;|
|·||numbers are identical on the target and the source side (not considering the formatting differences);|
|·||correct punctuation is used, and there are no excess whitespace characters;|
|·||inline (XML) tags are used correctly.|
Setting up QA in a project
QA settings form a resource in memoQ. In each project, you can use one QA option set. To control the QA settings you use in your project, do the following:
Note: memoQ also displays any QA option sets from other servers that you pinned to the list earlier. For more on pinning resources to a list, see the help topic for the Resource console.
Important: You cannot change memoQ’s default QA settings. If you attempt to edit the Default settings, memoQ will display a message box with a warning that default resources cannot be edited. Then memoQ offers to make a copy of the resource with a different name. If you click Yes, memoQ will display the Clone QA option set dialog, where you can name or the copy. (By default, memoQ adds “copy” to the existing name, as in the screenshot above, where the name is Default – copy). Finally, memoQ creates the copy. memoQ does not automatically open the copy for editing: you need to select the copy, then click Edit below the list.
See the help topic for the Edit QA settings dialog for details on individual settings.
Changing the default QA option set
When you create a new local project, memoQ will use the default QA option set. There is a ‘default’ default (the original default) that comes with memoQ, and is in place as soon as you install memoQ. That original default is the QA options set you cannot change. If you want to change the default QA settings, follow these steps:
1. Choose Options from the Tools menu, and, in the Global settings dialog, click the Default resources category. The Default resources pane appears on the right.
2. At the top of the Default resources pane, click the QA settings icon. memoQ displays the list of all QA option sets available on your computer.
3. To set another QA option set as the default, check the check box to the left of the name. The newly selected QA option set moves to the top of the list.
4. To edit a QA option set on this list, select the option set, and click Edit below the list. You cannot edit the original Default QA option set, but you can edit all others.
Note: You can choose a language at the top. Normally, all QA option sets are language independent, but in the Edit QA settings dialog, you can set language-specific options for numbers and punctuation. If a QA option set contains language-specific options, any language-specific options you selectfor a language will be listed.
Caution: On the list of default QA option sets, only local resources are displayed. If you want to use a QA option set from a server as the default, first you need to use the Resource Console to access the server where the option set resides, then pin the option set to the list of resources available on your computer.