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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

POEditor is a cross-platform localization management tool, which was originally designed to localize .po file, but now supports many other localization formats.

Out of the formats supported by our translation management platform, the ones that support Context are .po/.pot, .csv, .json, .xls/.xlsx, iOS .xliff.

Being a file-specific attribute, the Context of a term usually reaches your POEditor localization project via import (but it can also be added manually in View or Add Terms).

Although you can use the Context field however you want, we don't recommend using it to add screenshots or to make comments on a string. This is because the term+Context pair is what makes a term unique in POEditor, and there's a good chance of ending up with duplicate terms.

A string with Context and Comment - POEditor localization tool

If you have some observations that you wish to share with your translators, the best practice would be to add them in the Comment section. The first comment will be preserved during export/import and and will not create any duplicates.