QM Criteria

QM Criteria for QM Mode v6.3

  • The following QM criteria are available:
  • General QM criteria: General QM criteria that can be used irrespective of the document format
  • QM criteria for SGML, XML and XLIFF files: Special QM criteria for the translation of SGML, XML, and XLIFF files
  • QM criteria for Windows resources: Special QM criteria for the translation of Windows resources
  • QM criteria for .NET resources: Special QM criteria for the translation of .NET resources
  • QM Criteria for Display Texts

QM Mode v6.3 View

QM criteria that are checked in real time are displayed separately from QM checks that you need to start manually. For this, the QM criteria are split into the Automatic and Manual categories. If only QM criteria that are checked in real time have been set for a task, the category labels will be hidden.

  • The following QM checks need to be started manually, e.g. by clicking Check Now in the context menu of the respective QM criterion:
  • Same source – different translation
  • Different source – same translation
  • Tagged XML wellformedness
  • Visual XML consistent structure
  • XLIFF element validation

All other QM criteria are checked in real time.

QM Criteria for QM Mode v7.0

  • The following QM criteria are available:
  • Brackets
  • Capitalization
  • Date/time/numbers
  • Different source text – same translation text
  • Display text bounds
  • Empty target
  • Formatting
  • Identical segments
  • Placeables
  • Private Use Area characters
  • End punctuation
  • Same source text - different translation text
  • Segment count
  • Spacing
  • Spelling
  • XML validity
  • Terminology
  • Translation Memory
  • Repeated Words

QM Mode v7.0 View

Only QM criteria for which errors have been found are shown. The check for all paragraph-based QM criteria takes place as soon as the target text has been saved (e.g. with CTRL+S or after changing the paragraph state). The following criteria apply to the entire target content and must therefore be checked with CHECK ALL:

  • Same source text - different translation text
  • Different source text – same translation text
  • XML validity