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Reviewing Translations

Reviewing is an important step in the translation process. It ensures that each translation is error-free and meets your quality standards. Once a string in Transifex has been marked as reviewed, it can't be edited by Translators.

In this article, you'll learn about:

Note

Only Admins, Project Maintainers, Language Coordinators, and Reviewers can review strings and edit strings that are reviewed.

Reviewing translations

To review a string:

  • Enter the Editor and find the string you want to review. To see just the unreviewed strings, click the Unreviewed button above the search box.

  • From the strings list on the left, click on the string you want to mark as reviewed.

  • In the translation box, hit Review.

In the strings list, reviewed strings are marked by a checkmark. If you want to open up a string for translation again, you can click the Unreview button to unreview the string.

Any Reviewer can edit an already reviewed string. After making changes and saving the updated translation, the string will stay in the reviewed state — you don't need to review it again.

Proofreading strings (second review)

Proofreading is a second review step that can be enabled in a project's workflow settings. If the project you're working has this enabled, then the action button in the translation box will become a Proofread button after a string has been marked as reviewed. Simply click on it to mark a string as proofread. Proofread strings have a double checkmark next to it in the string list.

Note

A Reviewer cannot review a string and then proofread that same string. This must be done by two separate Reviewers.

Reviewing multiple strings at a time

Instead of reviewing strings one by one, you can use the batch edit function to mark multiple strings as reviewed:

  • Enter the Editor and find the strings you want to review. To see just the unreviewed strings, click the Unreviewed button above the search box.

  • Use the checkboxes next to each string to select the strings you want to mark as reviewed. To select all the strings in the list, click the checkbox to the right of the search box.editor-stringlist.png#asset:592

  • Once you've selected a set of strings, hit the Review button in the right panel. Your selected strings will be marked as reviewed.

Unreviewing strings

A reviewed string can be unreviewed. When you unreview a string, it brings the string back to the translated state, allowing Translators to edit the translation and Reviewers to review it again.

Only the user who initially reviewed the string can unreview it. If you're a Reviewer and want to edit a translation without having someone review it again, you can simply edit the translation and update it. The string will remain reviewed. Alternatively, you can add a suggestion or add an issue.

To unreview a string you've previously marked as reviewed:

  • From the list of strings inside the Editor, click on the one you want to unreview.

  • If you can revoke your review, the Unreview button in the translation box will be enabled. Click on it to unreview the string.

To unreview multiple strings at once:

  • Select the strings you want to unreview using the checkboxes in the strings list.

  • In the right panel that appears, click Unreview. This will bring the selected strings back to the translated state.

In the Editor, you can easily filter for all reviewed strings by selecting REVIEWED in the search filter and then choosing yes.