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Fuzzy translations

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Marking strings as fuzzy can be useful in more than one instance during the software localization process. The Fuzzy flag, generally used to signal that a translation needs revision, has its most typical use cases described below.

Marking as fuzzy in a translation page

In any language, next to each translation there is an F button to Toggle a Fuzzy Translation. Hit it if you want to let other people know that the translation requires reviewing. This can be very useful in the process of proofreading translations.

Translation marked as Fuzzy - POEditor translation management platform

You can also mark translations as fuzzy in bulk in a translation page. To do this, check the boxes next to the terms whose translations you want to mark as fuzzy, and choose in the select menu at the bottom of the page the option to Toggle Fuzzy.

Flag toggle options (Language page) - POEditor localization platform

Marking as fuzzy in Terms

If an owner or an administrator edits a term, marking the translations in all the languages as Fuzzy is a good idea, because this will allow them to notify the contributors to check the Fuzzy translations if they are still correct after the change.

Edit Term (Terms page) - POEditor localization platform

Marking as fuzzy on import

On import, project owners and administrators have the option to overwrite the existing translations in the language where they are updating the strings. If they choose to overwrite the existing translations, they can also mark all the other translations in the other languages as Fuzzy for that term. This is particularly useful when updating translations in labels-based projects.

Mark all translations as fuzzy for updated values (Import Page) - POEditor Localization Tool

This option is also available when importing via integrations with Git hosting platforms, webhooks or API.

Marking as fuzzy when editing a string in the Default Reference Language

The option to mark as fuzzy when editing a string in the Default Reference Language is available in the settings of any project which has a DRL set.

Mark strings as fuzzy in other languages (Project settings) - POEditor translation platform

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