What are LingoChecks?

LingoChecks represent one of core tools of LingoHub. They are created to keep translations for your projects within a predetermined criteria.

This means that LingoChecks signal any deviations from the defined rules of the project and notify you in a simple and efficient way which part of the project requires your attention. 

LingoChecks can be set up for individual segments or for the whole project.

Where can I find the LingoCheck notifications?

When set up, the LingoCheck alert symbol appears in all Text Segments that include a deviation from the predetermined criteria. 

Additionally, LingoCheck alert symbols show up in the project progress bar found on the Project Dashboard, drawing your attention at a glance.

How to Approve failed LingoChecks?

Once a Text Segment is set to the Approved status, failing LingoChecks won’t show up any longer. 

Administrators can always mark a Text Segment as approved. If you want to allow Reviewers to save Text Segments with failing checks too, enable this in the LingoChecks submenu of your Project Preferences.

Types of LingoChecks

The following Checks can be made: 

  • Mandatory terms - this type makes sure certain words are kept in the translation for context. For example, trademarks or names
  • Placeholders - These may be necessary for the functionality of the product and so this criteria checks that they are not changed or removed.

What are Placeholders?

Placeholders are pieces of text that actually relate to other values.
E.g. %{firstName} would get the name of the customer and insert it.

  • Line breaks - Checks that the segment is the correct number of lines. This is a crucial feature for those translating for a limited space (example: mobile app translation)
  • Min/Max characters - This check sets the allowed number of characters for a translation. Can be set as a value in relation to the source segment or as a fixed amount.


Checks for text length are particularly useful with mobile devices where
space is limited.


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