The character counter and character limits in WebTranslateIt

By Edouard on April 12, 2022

Do you translate? Do you know what the character counter is? Here is another trick for our power-translators out there.

When translating software, it is important to keep the size of the text your type as concise as possible, as it can cause size problems (text overflowing elements or going out of the viewport, etc). The character counter you can see at the bottom right of the translation text area gives you a soft warning when the text you typed in is more than twice as large as the size of the source text.

When translating size-constraint segments, the character counter gives you a hard warning that you went over the limit, and actually prevents you from saving your translation.

This is the sixth episode of our new series of posts with short, useful tips showing you how to use some of the most advanced features in WebTranslateIt that maybe you didn’t know existed.

Do you find these tips and tricks useful? Let us know on Twitter @webtranslateit if you like this series of posts.

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