Prompting translation when length restriction changed

Hi there

We import translation bundles into Passolo using our own XML format:

-<trans-unit translate="yes" size-unit="px" id="StatusNotificationNone" font="standard:LEFT" maxwidth="150" maxheight="14">

    <source>No status notifications.</source>

    <target>No status notifications.</target>


This works quite well, including the width and height restrictions that are being checked upon validation of a translation.

However, we now have the case where the length restrictions can change and these changes should prompt the translator to rework the existing translation. This means, we would prefer not to delete the existing translation, but so far, we have not found a way to highlight these changes in Passolo so that the translators can easily locate and rework them. 

So, the question is, can we somehow highlight these changes? Or can we do a bulk validation on the complete file? Anything else we could do here?

Thank you very much for any insights shared.

  • Passolo recognizes the property change and is reporting in the Messages window, but there is currently no automated way to set the corresponding entries in all the project target languages to For Review.

    In automated workflows I would propose the following solution/work-around:

    If you are changing the length restriction, insert a <note> element in the corresponding <trans-unit> like

    <trans-unit translate="yes" size-unit="px" id="StatusNotificationNone" font="standard:LEFT" maxwidth="160" maxheight="14">
        <source>No status notifications.</source>
        <target>No status notifications.</target>
        <note>maxwidth changed to 160</note>

    Ensure that the following option is set:

    Then the entries with change comments (and changed length restriction) will be set to For Review. As you mentioned bulk validation on the complete project is possible too.