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XTM Cloud 13.4

Creating a project: Translation

This section provides information about mandatory and optional Translation parameters that you can use while creating a project in XTM Cloud.

Table 53. Create a project: Translation parameters

Parameter

Description

Mandatory/Optional

Type

Valid values

Source language

Specifies the source file language.

Mandatory

Dropdown list

The available source languages depend on the system and customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

Pre-processing

This parameter is available if it has been activated in the Configuration tab.

Pre-processing can be used to:

  • lock segments so that they are not taken for translation.

  • edit the source text prior to the translation when the new source language is the same as the original source language.

  • make use of a pivot language in the translation process: source language is first translated into one language and then that target language becomes the new source for the translation into other target languages.

The supported source and target language combinations depend on the Customer name you have selected in the General information section.

Optional

Dropdown list

Valid values:

  • No – enables pre-processing during project creation.

  • Yes, source segmentation – matches the new source text segmentation with the segmentation of the original source text.

  • Yes, new source segmentation – segments the new source text based on the content provided during the pre-processing step. As a result, the segmentation between the pre-processing and the actual translation workflow steps might vary.

The default is determined by system settings or customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

New source language

This parameter is available if one of the Pre-processing values has been selected:

  • Yes, source segmentation

  • Yes, new source segmentation

Use this parameter to select a pivot language in the translation process.

Mandatory

Dropdown list

The available new source languages depend on the system and customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

Target languages

Specifies target text language(s).

Mandatory

Multiple selection

Use the chevron right icon chevron-circle-right-solid.svg to add languages and the chevron left icon chevron-circle-left-solid.svg to remove languages.

The available target languages depend on the system and customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

Subject matter

Defines the domain of the project source files.

Optional

Dropdown list

The available Subject matter values depend on the system and customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

Valid values can be:

  • Other (default).

  • Aerospace.

  • Agriculture.

  • Arts and Culture.

  • Automotive.

  • Broadcasting, Printing & Publishing.

  • Building & Construction.

  • Business & Commerce.

  • Chemistry & Physics.

  • Construction & Architecture.

  • Consulting.

  • Economics.

  • Education.

  • Electrical goods.

  • Engineering.

  • Environment.

  • EU.

  • Finance.

  • General.

  • Information Technology.

  • Law.

  • Logistics & Transport.

  • Medical.

  • Military & Civil Defence.

  • Mining.

  • Music and Arts.

  • Pharmaceutical.

  • Real Estate.

  • Retail.

  • Sports & Recreation.

  • Technology.

  • Telecommunications.

  • Transport.

  • Travel.

For translation

A single file or multiple files to upload for translation.

XTM Cloud limits the file size that you can upload at one time up to 700 MB for Public Cloud and most Private Cloud and Suite. If you have files that are more than 700 MB, compress them into a .zip file to reduce the file size.

Mandatory

File selection popup window

For the full list of the supported files, see File formats supported in XTM Cloud.

QA profile

Quality assurance setting.

Optional

Dropdown list

  • Global:

    • Predefined list of global QA profiles.

  • Customer-specific:

    • Predefined list of customer-specific QA profiles.

Filter template

Specify configuration for identifying translatable text in a document. For more details, see configuring filter templates.

Optional

Dropdown list

Valid values depend on the configuration made by your XTM Cloud Administrator.

Joining files

This parameter is only displayed if it has been enabled at system level (for details, see Joining files in sets) and customer level. The available options and default settings depend on system and customer settings.

You can merge files with the same file format.

When the project is created, the joined files will be displayed as one file for each file format. This simplifies translation workflow management. To use this feature, all the files that are to be joined should be uploaded in a single .zip file.

Note

The file joining options are not available for bilingual files.

When files are joined:

  • The pre-processing feature cannot be used.

  • Project target languages cannot be changed after the project is created.

  • It is not possible to update single files in the joined files in continuous project mode.

  • Visual mode cannot be enabled in XTM Workbench.

Optional

Checkbox

Valid values:

  • Selected.

  • Cleared.

If your XTM Cloud Administrator has enabled the Extended interface (for details, see Joining files in sets), you see these Join files by options:

  • Extension.

  • DITA Map level.

    If you select this option, you can enter the relevant numeric value in the text field.

The default is determined by system settings or customer settings.

Note

The customer settings take priority over system settings.

Additional files

You can upload additional reference materials and/or preview files.

Optional

Checkbox

File selection popup window

Use the plus icon plus-circle-solid.svg to add files and the minus icon minus-circle-solid.svg to remove additional files.

Valid values:

  • Reference material – Here, you can upload additional information that might assist in the translation process, such as a style guide, or a glossary.

  • Preview file – Here, you can upload images that do not need to be localized, but are used in Visual mode and to create PDF interactive, in XTM Workbench. Find out more about Adding preview images.

    Note

    The updating of the preview files must be performed by the principal Project Manager and is not available to subcontractors.

  • Segment ID images.

Segment filter profile

A set of predefined segment filters.

XTM Cloud Administrators can create custom segment filter profiles. For details, see Segment filters.

Optional

Dropdown list

Checkbox

Valid values depend on the configuration made by your XTM Cloud Administrator.

If you select any segment filter profile, the Enable linguist to turn the profile off checkbox is displayed. When you select it, in XTM Workbench, Linguists can disable the selected segment filter.