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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

The comment system is useful to communicate with the other members of your localization team, working on the same translation project.

Strings with comments (Language page) - POEditor localization platform

Visible across languages

Each term-translation pair has its own comment section where comments can be made. To view the comments made on a string, click on the Comment button corresponding to it.

All string comments (Language page) - POEditor localization tool

Useful to share screenshots

To share screenshots with your localization team, you can place a link to that image in the comment section. By default, you'll see a preview of the image, which you can click to enlarge.

The first comment is always exported and imported

For a continuous localization workflow, we thought it would be a good idea to make it possible to pass essential information from one localization step to another. This is why the first comment made for a string will always be passed to the exported localization file.

Comment notifications

When a comment is made in a language, everyone who has access to that language is notified: the contributors assigned to the language, the admins and the project owner. If they wish, users can change the way they receive notifications on comments in Account Settings > Notifications on Comments. They can choose between being notified on every comment, daily or not at all.

Profile (Account Settings) - POEditor Localization Platform

Note: Comments can be viewed and also deleted by project owners and admins in View or Add Terms.