Translation Memory

Enable Cross-Locale Leverage

Cross-locale leverage allows you to make translations for one locale available for a different, but typically similar, locale. The steps in this article are often used for cross-locale adaptation.

For more information on cross-locale adaptation and how it works, read our documentation on Cross-Locale Adaptation, or check out our video tutorial.

Leverage a Target for Another Locale

You can make translations for one locale available for a different locale, for example, Argentinian Spanish translations of American English source content for Chilean Spanish translations of the same source content.

  1. Click Account Settings > Linguistic Assets
  2. Select a Linguist Package to enter the overview of the Linguistic Package
  3. Click the name of your Leverage Configuration
  4. Click Add Source.
  5. Select a translation memory source.
    • If you are not sure which Translation Memory to choose, you can go back to the overview of your Linguistic Package and find the name here (step 2)
  6. Click Add Source to continue
  7. Under Language(s), select a single locale to leverage from the dropdown list (this is typically the parent locale, e.g., French (France))
  8. Click the gear icon
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  9. Under the Use translation for dropdown, select a new target locale (this is typically the child locale, e.g., French (Canada)).
  10. Click Enable Configuration to continue
  11. Under Penalty, select or type a percentage by which all matches against this translation memory source should be reduced
    • For example, selecting 1% will reduce matches to 98% from 99%, 84% from 85%, and so on
  12. Click Save to add the source to the leverage configuration
  13. Customize SmartMatch behavior for the translation memory source, selecting First Revision Step (Edit, Review, or Holding) for each rule if you want linguists to evaluate matches.

For more information on cross-locale adaptation and how to translate with cross-locale adaptation, read our documentation on Cross-Locale Adaptation, or check out our video tutorial.

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