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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

Follow these steps to mark changed translations in the Default Reference Language, to have contributors easily review the corresponding translations in the other languages.

1. Update translations in Default Reference Language

If you use the import in the Project page, choose to Also import translations in…, select the Default Reference Language (English in the screenshot), check the box to overwrite old translations, and then select the option to mark corresponding translations from the other languages as fuzzy for the updated values.

Import terms and translations (Project page) - POEditor Localization Platform

After hitting Import File, you'll be able to delete obsolete terms (terms which are no longer in the file, but are still in the project).

If you use the import in the Language page, choose that you want to overwrite old translations and to mark corresponding translations from the other languages as fuzzy for the updated values.

Import Translations form File (Language page) - POEditor Localization Platform

You can also edit strings in the Default Reference Language manually, one by one, and set their corresponding translations as fuzzy. Go to View or Add Terms, search for the label of the string you want to change, then press Save. Don't change the label, and leave the box under it that says "Set all translations as fuzzy" checked. This will put a fuzzy flag on the translations in all the languages. To update the string in the Default Reference Language in the same page, hover your mouse over the label, press T to see the translations in all the languages, click on the string you want to change and edit it.

Edit Term (View or Add Terms) - POEditor localization platform

2. Notify contributors

In the Project page, there is a Notify Contributors button in the side menu. Use it to let contributors know about the changes, and tell them to review the fuzzy translations in the languages they are assigned to. They can easily order the translations by fuzzy first or choose to see only these translations using the filters at the top of the language page.

Notify Contributors (Project page) - POEditor Localization Platform

After review, they can use the Toggl Fuzzy Translation button (F button next to the translation) in the Language Page to remove the fuzzy flag.