Product Updates

Version 1.9

Released 4 July 2020

What’s new

New locales

Support for three new locales has been added: Persian (fa-IR) and Urdu (ur-IN and ur-PK), bringing the total number of supported locales to 134 (in 52 languages). Work continues for a few more challenging locales, like Basque (eu-ES), Punjabi (pa-IN), and Telugu (te-IN).

New check

We have introduced a new granular check for Thai to reduce the number of false positives for punctuation marks which are not matched in this language (for example question marks don’t have a corresponding mark).

What’s improved

Spellchecking

The dictionaries available in all the languages we support have been rehauled and a number of new languages have been added, thus increasing accuracy and coverage. Work is under way to extend coverage for more exotic locales which are currently lacking in “traditional” spellcheckers.

Algorithm improvements

We have introduced a number of improvements to our checks, especially for numeral conversions, times and localised indexes.

Version 1.8

Released 9 March 2020

What’s new

New locales

The following new locales have been added to our portfolio: Bosnian (bs-BA), Catalan (ca-ES) and Macedonian (mk-MK), together with two more English locales (en-IN and en-ZA). This brings the total number of locales we support to 131 (in 50 different languages – another landmark for us). In the coming weeks we aim to conclude the necessary work for Basque (eu-ES), Persian (fa-IR), Punjabi (pa-IN), Telugu (te-IN) and Urdu (ur-IN and ur-PK).

New checks

We are now checking for unpaired/unmatched quotation marks in all the locales we support. API users can specify their preferred style of quotation marks which are used to check for correctly matched locale-specific marks. More information on how to use the API addition here.

What’s improved

Algorithm improvements

We have introduced a wide range of granular improvements to our checks involving month and day names (in order to address exceptions where a name might also have a different meaning in the same locale) and also inflected forms for our checks which target numerical conversions and indexes.

Version 1.7

Released 17 September 2019

What’s new

New locales

Support has been added for the following new locales: Afrikaans (af-ZA, af-NA), Bulgarian (bg-BG), Croatian (hr-BA, hr-HR), Gujarati (gu-IN), Hindi (hi-IN), Marathi (mr-IN) and Serbian for both Latin and Cyrillic scripts (sr-RS, sr-Cyrl-RS, sr-Latn-RS, sr-BA, sr-ME, sr-XK, sr-Latn-BA, sr-Latn-ME, sr-Latn-XK, sr-Cyrl-BA, sr-Cyrl-ME, sr-Cyrl-XK). This brings the total number of locales we support to 126 (in 47 different languages). Work is ongoing for a few other challenging locales, like Persian (fa-IR), Punjabi (pa-IN) and Telugu (te-IN) and from now on we will be turning our attention almost entirely to low-resource locales, especially from Asia and Africa.

New checks

Two new locale-specific checks have been added for the names of months and days of the week, covering long-date formats, consistency and inflections between any of the supported locales. This will now complement our existing checks for dates which already cover a wide range of potential errors.

Advanced Transifex integration

Following the “pull-push” integration that we’ve had in place for over two years already with Transifex, we have completed work on a deeper level integration which now allows Transifex users to access lexiQA’s reports directly from the Transifex translation editor. This integration eliminates the need to pull and push files from within lexiQA’s UI, creating a seamless user experience and allowing multiple collaborators to review a resource with minimal set-up.

What’s improved

UI improvements

We have applied another round of stylistic changes across all areas of our UI in order to improve stylistic consistency. These changes are also now reflected in our documentation.

Version 1.6.1

Released 17 May 2019

What’s new

All-caps check

We have introduced a consistency check that matches segments where all words are fully capitalised. This is an issue that comes up regularly in legal and technical texts, where this style normally needs to be maintained in the translation as well, so we hope that this check will help our users find and correct such inconsistencies.

What’s improved

UI improvements

We have applied some minor stylistic changes to enhance stylistic consistency across all areas of our UI.

Refinement of algorithms

A great number of major improvements have been made in our locale-specific checks for Japanese and all locales of Chinese, especially for issues relating to numerals, indexes and conversions (numbers-to-words, dates, times, etc.).

Version 1.6

Released 19 March 2019

What’s new

New locales

The following new locales are now being supported: Burmese (my-MM), Hausa (ha-GH, ha-NE and ha-NG), Hebrew (he-IL) and Tamil (ta-IN, ta-LK, ta-MY and ta-SG). With the additional inclusion of Flemish (nl-BE) and Swiss Italian (it-CH), the total number of supported locales now comes to 106 (in 40 different languages). Work is progressing well for the development of Afrikaans (af-ZA), Gujarati (gu-IN), Hindi (hi-IN), Marathi (mr-IN) and Persian (fa-IR), among others, so our next release will include a number of challenging new locales.

Edit Mode

A new mode has been introduced to our UI, which now allows users to batch-process (archive or delete) multiple projects in their account. This can be particularly useful if you’re managing numerous projects for different clients and locale combinations.

What’s improved

UI improvements

We have applied further stylistic and functional changes to ensure styling consistency across our UI. The main ones are the following:

  1. Added more animations which ensure smooth transitions between pages and items
  2. Improved UX in our Transifex integration modal
  3. Added source text visualization to the inconsistencies “Apply selection” modal
Refinement of algorithms

A lot of additional work has been done to improve on the output of checks supported, particularly for right-to-left languages and Japanese. Improvements have been made on various error classes, with a focus on times and currencies.

Version 1.5

Released 09 January 2019

What’s new

New locales

We have now added support for Japanese (ja-JP) and three new locales of Chinese (zh-TW, zh-HK and zh-SG). We have also expanded our range to include all locales of Arabic (ar-AE, ar-BH, ar-DZ, ar-EG, ar-IQ, ar-JO, ar-KW, ar-LB, ar-LY, ar-MA, ar-OM, ar-QA, ar-TN, ar-YE) and Spanish (es-AR, es-BO, es-CL, es-CO, es-CR, es-DO, es-EC, es-GT, es-HN, es-NI, es-PA, es-PE, es-PR, es-PY, es-SV, es-UY, es-VE). The total number of locales supported now comes to 92 (in 36 different languages). We are currently working on Bulgarian (bg-BG), Burmese (my-MM), Hausa (ha-NG) and Hebrew (he-IL), among others, to be included in our next release.

User Guide

As an exclusive feature for our users, we now have an online user guide, featuring all the locale-specific rules we apply in every locale we support and all the checks we have in place for punctuation, conversions, special characters, etc. The guide can be accessed from our Editor and QA report and it provides an inside look at how lexiQA’s engine runs.

New API function

Our API has been augmented to support appending segments to existing projects. More information can be found at https://api.lexiqa.net.

What’s improved

UI improvements

We have applied further stylistic and functional changes in order to consolidate the work we started in the previous release, in order to ensure there is consistency across the board for user experience and convenience in our UI. We have also applied a few changes which were suggested to us by users (in our Editor and the Inconsistencies report). User suggestions are always welcome!

Refinement of algorithms

A lot of additional work has been done to improve on the output of checks supported, particularly for Asian locales such as Bengali, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Thai. Improvements have been made on various error classes, with a focus on locale-specific conversions.

Version 1.4

Released 06 August 2018

What’s new

New locales

Support has been added for the following new locales: Bengali (bn-BD, bn-IN), Czech (cs-CZ), Hungarian (hu-HU), Slovak (sk-SK), Slovene (sl-SI), Tagalog (tl-PH), Vietnamese (vi-VN) and Swahili (sw-CD, sw-KE, sw-TZ, sw-UG). Along with the addition of another French locale (fr-BE), the total number of the locales we support comes to a total of 55. Preliminary work has already begun for more, amongst which we are looking at Afrikaans (af-ZA), Burmese (my-MM), Croatian (hr-HR), Hebrew (he-IL) and Hindi (hi-IN), and we are currently testing alpha versions for ja-JP (Japanese) and zh-TW (Traditional Chinese).

Online documentation

We have published a comprehensive knowledge base for lexiQA, which includes detailed process descriptions and instructional videos for our UI, proprietary Editor, QA report, productivity features, supported locales and API integrations, and also a refined search engine to make the experience of our users even smoother. The documentation is accessible here.

What’s improved

UI improvements

We have taken the stylistic and functional changes we introduced in our previous release a step further to ensure that navigation and project management is now even easier for any user, and particularly those users that have dozens or hundreds of projects active at any time.

QA report

We have introduced a new section in our QA report which now features error statistics in an easily accessible dashboard with bar graphs for total, corrected and ignored errors. All statistics are updated in real time as your revision work progresses in lexiQA’s Editor, thus giving you the full picture every step of the way.

Revamped QA Report and Documentation for MateCat

The QA report associated with projects in MateCat and our documentation guide have been revamped with all the information about our checks and supported languages.

Improved support for Smartcat users

When a Smartcat project is revised in our Editor and the revision is marked as completed, all updated segments in lexiQA are now automatically confirmed after being pushed back into Smartcat.

Refinement of algorithms

We have introduced a range of improvements to our algorithms supporting various errors classes, and especially numerical conversions and localization. These cover our full range of supported locales and this work will continue for future releases.

GDPR compliance

Following the end of May when the new GDPR came into effect, we have consolidated our security processes and all aspects of your work in lexiQA’s online environment are secure and protected. See here for more details.

Version 1.3

Released 29 January 2018

What’s new

Glued file

A feature that has been in the works for a while, has now been tested exhaustively and is available in this release. In projects consisting of multiple files, you can now bulk review all files in a single Editor instance. This feature allows you to move from one file to the next without ever leaving the Editor and thus have better control of the corrections made during review in any of the project files. You can access the glued file in the Editor with a link available from the individual page of any project that has multiple files.

New locales

The following new locales have been added to our portfolio: ar-SA (Arabic), ko-KR (Korean) and th-TH (Thai), as well as a number of locales for English, French and German (such as en-AU, fr-CH and de-AT). The total number of the locales we support now has gone up to 42. A number of new ones are already in the works, including cs-CZ (Czech), ja-JP (Japanese), sk-SK (Slovak), sl-SI (Slovene) and zh-TW (Traditional Chinese).

Additional support for Memsource users

Apart from now being able to support the mxliff bilingual format (which is native to Memsource), we have also revamped the interface which we provide for users to access their Memsource account and locate the files they would like to check in lexiQA. Especially for accounts with a large number of projects, it is now easier to look for specific projects with our filtered search and also organise and display your projects with our new paginated navigation.

Inconsistencies report

A new feature has been added in the Inconsistencies report, making it easier to know exactly what part of a segment causes the inconsistency. A raw/diff button allows you to hide or visualise (highlighted) parts of the segment which trigger the inconsistency to begin with. These visual cues can speed up the process of deciding whether something needs to be changed and where in the segment.

Accessibility

Every menu and every button in our UI is now accessible through the keyboard, thus improving the experience of keyboard-only users.

What’s improved

Revamped UI

A number of stylistic and functional changes have been applied in every page of our UI, to improve on UX and make information more easily accessible. The most important ones can be found on lexiQA’s homepage, where you can now also archive older projects and use toggle filters (‘in progress’, ‘completed’, ‘archived’, ‘pagination’) to streamline the content of your project table according to your preferences.

New project

It is now easier to create a new project in lexiQA. All you need to do is drag and drop your files into the drag box and the system will automatically detect and analyse them to give you an overview of the basic information before you configure the other settings of your project.

Terminology management

If you have duplicate entries in a project glossary (where a different target language term corresponds to each of the duplicate source language entries), our terminology tooltip will now display all the available options in the Editor. This way you can see straight away what options you have for the translation you are reviewing.

Version 1.2

Released 20 September 2017

What’s new

Inconsistencies report

We have taken batch-processing a step further with this new feature that allows you to check for inconsistent translations across multiple project files. Listed and filtered as source and target inconsistencies, inconsistent segments are grouped together (even when they come from different files) and you can see where each segment is coming from (with “Segment info”) or see its surrounding text in the file (with “See context”). More importantly, you can act on any of these segments without even having to access the Editor, by using “Apply selection”; this function allows you to apply a specific translation to all inconsistent segments in that group. Once again, no need for manual corrections!

Email notifications

The moment a reviewer completes a job in the Editor (by marking the review as “Complete”), the project owner receives an email notification telling them that the status of the job has been updated. This way, a project manager can always keep track of updates and manage the flow of information more easily.

File lock/unlock

This is a new feature which helps contain user actions to their area of responsibility. When a reviewer marks a review as “Complete” in the Editor, this file gets locked and can no longer be edited further. A modal will in fact redirect the user to the QA report for this file. At the other end, the project owner is the only user who can unlock this file (in the Project page). This way, project managers have full control of when a job is completed and no changes can be made to a file without them knowing it.

New locales

Added the following locales to our portfolio: sq-AL (Albanian), id-ID (Indonesian), ms-MY (Malay) and ro-RO (Romanian), bringing the total count of currently supported locales to 29. More to come in our next release, including ja-JP (Japanese) and ko-KR (Korean).

New check

Following up on a client suggestion, we have added a new punctuation check. It is now possible to detect spaces after an opening tag or before a closing tag – these are of course redundant and should be eliminated. This is apparently a common issue with machine translation engines which arbitrarily add spaces in or around tags, so this check can be very useful for MT users.

Memsource glossaries

Using the API link with your Memsource account, you can now also use the glossaries associated with your Memsource project and load them directly to your lexiQA project. Less time spent for file management, more time for actual QA.

What’s improved

Revamped Editor

We have changed the underlying technology of our Editor in order to handle much bigger files in a fraction of the time. It is now significantly quicker to analyse and process thousands of segments at a time, while still providing the same level of scrutiny with all the QA checks we support.

Project settings via API

We have added a way to update your project’s parameters after creation. You can visit api.lexiqa.net and check /project/v1/update for more information.

Inline tags

Tags which are normally contracted in a CAT tool editor are now expanded in lexiQA’s Editor, making them fully visible and editable for all those cases when you want to make sure every little detail in your localization project is done right.

Default profiles

We have redesigned the way you can create a default profile with your preferred user settings and you can now have in your account multiple profiles with the same locale pair.

Version 1.1

Released 5 June 2017

What’s new

Integration with Lilt, Memsource, smartCAT and Transifex

Connect through a modal to your account with any of these online translation platforms, select an active project and revise it in lexiQA’s Editor. Once you’re done revising, push all the updates back into the original file without ever leaving lexiQA’s environment.

New locales

Added the following locales to our portfolio: el-GR (Greek), et-EE (Estonian), lt-LV (Lithuanian), lv-LV (Latvian), nl-NL (Dutch), pl-PL (Polish), tr-TR (Turkish) and zh-CN (Simplified Chinese), bringing our supported locales to a total of 25.

QA Report and Analytics

Shareable online error report, featuring detailed project statistics and error classification which can also be downloaded for offline processing.

Summary project statistics

In every project page you now get segment statistics (total, initial with errors, current with errors, corrected) which help you keep track of how much work needs to be done before you start working on a revision.

Untranslatables

When creating a new project, you can now get lexiQA to analyse your input files and look for potential untranslatables which can be selected in one of two modes (automatic or manual) to help keep the noise down – that is, the spellchecking false positives you might get in a project.

Fix all / Ignore all

Two exciting additions to the Editor’s functionality. Have you a found an error that repeats itself multiple times in the same file? You can choose to fix all instances of this error using the same correction, or you can choose to ignore all instances in one go if you think it’s not really an error. A real time-saver in long documents.

What’s improved

MateCat push-back

After completing a revision on a project you created by using a MateCat link, you can push all the updates directly back to your live MateCat project. Remember to refresh your MateCat project page in order for the updates to take effect.

Batch uploading

When creating a new project you can now select multiple input files in one go, both from your computer or even across multiple project folders from one of our integration modals. Just remember that for the input to work correctly all files need to have the same locale settings.

Integration modals

Projects can be sorted by name, date or project status (when applicable) and you can also search by project or file name to get what you need more quickly.