Setting length limit to a phrase
1. Go to "Phrases"
2. Click "Set character limit" for the phrase that you'd like to set a length limit
- By default, we have set a length limit of "2 x characters", i.e. the translation shouldn't contain more than 2 times the number of characters that are contained in the original string.
- If you prefer to set an absolute length limit instead of a relative one, click "Actually I want to set an absolute length limit" and you will be able to enter the number of characters directly.
You can specify whether the translators have to strictly follow the length limit. If you select "must not exceed that", translators will not be able to submit a translation that is longer than the limit set.
Unless you have a very strict length limit, we recommend choosing the option: "can exceed a little" because for languages that generally have longer spellings, say German, it might be impossible to shorten the translation without altering the original source text.
If you select: "can exceed a little", translators will be warned first before finally submitting a translation that exceeds the length limit. In that case, translators can also discuss with you via our commenting function to discuss any potential modification that can be made to ensure the translation can fit your UI.