Release Notes

Keep track of Smartcat updates, new features, issues resolved, and improvements in our product.

General
!!Type
November 21, 2022
The new Smartcat is here!
Smartcat

We’ve been collecting your feedback and requests for months to bring you the brand new Smartcat with a more agile and friendly user interface.

What’s in there:

  • Revamped homepage with quick access to the key functions, projects, teams, and linguistic assets

  • Redesigned project creation wizard with preset workflow templates

  • And many more big and little options developed for your convenience

Want to learn more? Check out our new interface yourself.




Machine Translation
New feature
Oct 17, 2022
Setting up LQA profiles

…Apart from your own custom labels, you can select a preset LQA label which makes translation quality assurance much easier.

No, we let workspace administrators create DQF-based LQA profiles. We also offer a preset profile that you can customize for your needs. You can use these profiles to run quality checks on your projects and download detailed reports for each check.



Editor
Improvement
Oct 17, 2022

We're constantly trying to improve accessibility of our product. Several of our users asked us to make the segment confirmation button stand out when there's something to confirm. Now it is more noticeable as compared to the confirmed state identified by a green check mark.


Editor
Improvement
Oct 14, 2022
Automatic document download

For your convenience, everywhere in Smartcat—be it a CAT editor or your project view — downloads will now start automatically once you click Download.

Editor
New feature
Oct 10, 2022
Internal URLs for in-context preview

Previously, you couldn’t add URLs pointing to local servers for preview which complicated the development process of custom previewers. Now, you can use local URLs without problem. If you work with software strings with custom placeholders, and need some advanced segment preview functionality in the editor, talk to your customer success representative today!

Editor
Bugfix
Oct 7, 2022

If there were line breaks in Excel file cells, we would fail to process the  entire Excel file. This has now been fixed.

Integrations
New feature
Oct 5, 2022
Smartcat

To make navigation within your integration projects easier we now visually group the language versions of each document in the same way we display documents that you upload manually.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 29, 2022

In certain cases, when splitting segments a user would jump to the previous segment instead of staying in the right one, which would accidentally lock the segment for other users in the collaborative editing mode. The issue has been resolved.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 28, 2022

Some of our users experienced issues when filtering segments by ID. This bug is now fixed.

Editor
New feature
Sep 27, 2022
Saving parsing settings

Uploading many similar documents? Here’s something that will save you time. Whenever you upload a file in the Manager view, as well as upload comments, hidden text, etc., you can save your choice as the default for the same types of documents in your workspace.

Machine Translation
New feature
Sep 26, 2022
XLIFF 2.0 support

Great news — we now fully support the XLIFF 2.0 file format, which means that there's a great chance that you can drop any XLIFF file into Smartcat, and we will be able to process it. Check out the full list of file formats supported by Smartcat.

Integrations
New feature
Sep 23, 2022
Progress tracker in the Contentful app
Smartcat

We’ve added a progress bar for each of the document languages in the Contentful app so that you can track translation progress more easily.

Integrations
Improvement
Sep 21, 2022

Now our Figma plugin progress bar reflects translation progress more accurately. It comes in especially handy when the frame contains hidden layers and it’s difficult to estimate how long the translation will take.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 19, 2022

Some users said they couldn't see the TM units in the Editor. This has now been fixed.

Editor
New feature
Sep 16, 2022
Uploading reference files to Editor
Smartcat

You can now upload reference files right from the CAT Editor. This way you can easily add context for your linguists. Here's an idea: when translating In-design documents, upload the PDF version of your document as a reference file to provide an instant preview of the source document.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 16, 2022

Some of our customers reported intermittent issues with confirming segments. We tackled and resolved this issue.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 15, 2022

In certain cases, when you had access to a document from multiple workspaces, opening the document would result in switching to a different workspace.This bug is gone now.

Website translator
Bugfix
Sep 15, 2022

We found out that sometimes when our Website Translator users were closing the Editor, they would not go back to Website Translator, but the main Smartcat dashboard. It’s fixed now.

Machine Translation
Improvement
Sep 14, 2022

Our API users detected certain cases when documents were uploading too slow. We traced and fixed these.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 13, 2022

Users reported not being able to lock or unlock segments when they applied filtering in the editor. Now the lock button works correctly.

Editor
Improvement
Sep 13, 2022

We’ve completely restyled the “Add the new glossary term” dialog to align with the new editor design. It's the small things that matter!

Machine Translation
New feature
Sep 9, 2022
Website Translator: Low on Smartwords notification

Running out of Smartwords is always annoying, especially when you’re about to translate an important page on your website. Don’t worry – our new notification lets you know when you're low on Smartwords so you can decide what to do before you run out.

Editor
New feature
Sep 7, 2022
Project view

Previously, when opening files from the project view, they would always open in a new tab. While this may be handy for some users, we changed the link so you can now decide how to open the editor — in the same tab, in a new one, or in a different browser window altogether.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 5, 2022

HTML target previews now properly render spaces between sentences.

Editor
Bugfix
Sep 2, 2022

In the subtitles preview, the cursor would sometimes jump up and down during playback. That was not intentional and has now been fixed.

Integrations
Bugfix
August 31, 2022

We discovered we were sending too many notifications about updating documents that were not actually updated. We fixed this to avoid unnecessary distractions for our users.

Editor
Improvement
August 31, 2022

We are constantly working to improve the new Editor. Here are some recent changes:

  • The cursor now stays in the same segment when you reload the window, so you don’t have to go searching for the segment you were editing.

  • Long context strings now appear correctly without breaking the editor layout.

Integrations
Bugfix
August 29, 2022

We’ve introduced a couple of minor fixes in our Contentful App:

  • Selector and Date fields are not sent for translation anymore,

  • No extra documents are created for your content updates.

Integrations
New Feature
August 26, 2022

Our new integration tracks Jira tickets and detects any files attached to them. It automatically creates a Smartcat project for each qualifying Jira ticket with attached files, and once complete, attaches the translated files back into your Jira tickets!

Now you can easily embed the translation step into your Jira-based content management workflows.

Integrations
Bugfix
August 26, 2022

Our Figma integration users reported issues related to projects with emojis or leading spaces in titles. These are now fixed.
The Figma plugin will now also skip any elements floating on the page and not part of any frames.

Such content isn’t usually relevant for translation and it negatively affects synchronization time. If you want to send anything for translation, just put it in a frame!

Integrations
New Feature
August 24, 2022
Contentful App: a new, even more integrated way to manage your translations

We already had a Contentful integration to help you translate all content in your Contentful spaces using the continuous localization approach. But sometimes you need to send just a few documents for translation at a time. Meet our Contentful App — a widget you plug into Contentful.

See it in a sidebar and easily send content to Smartcat and get translations back upon completion!

Machine Translation
New Feature
August 22, 2022
Website Translator: language switcher settings
Smartcat

To integrate translations smoothly into your website page layout we’ve added several options for where to place the language selector.

You can place it at the top or bottom of the page (and readjust to fit screen edges) or hide it completely. Hiding it comes in handy if you use the Smartcat API and switch website languages automatically based on the users’ browser settings.


You can also choose whether to translate all of your website’s pages to display the selected languages, or enable translation on demand for users.

Editor
Bugfix
August 17, 2022

We made some changes to the new Editor based on your feedback. We hope you enjoy the new version of the Editor even more with these improvements.

  • The date picker in the calendar works as intended for all periods.

  • You can now set the segment length when filtering segments.

  • When you reset the filter, the cursor stays where it was, as was the case in the old version of the Editor.

  • Some users reported seeing the “end of document” notification before a batch of segments. Now you will only see this at the end of the document.

  • Using the search function doesn’t collapse the toolbar anymore.

  • You can download the document with unconfirmed edits by default or select another option from the Download button drop-down.

Editor
New feature
August 15, 2022

We believe users find the tags in the Editor helpful and convenient, so we made them available across the Editor panel and translation memories. Now you are in full control of your text formatting even when inserting a segment from a TM.

Machine Translation
New feature
August 12, 2022

We noticed that the inability to track the progress when uploading reference files for the project might be confusing to our users. So we added a progress bar to make the process more transparent.

Editor
New feature
August 12, 2022

The filtering panel in the Editor has been redesigned to bring back simultaneous search in source in target languages that was much popular among our users. 

And we made the search and filtering functionalities even better, e.g. Search/Replace All feature can be applied to the whole document with an empty filter.

Editor
Bugfix
August 12, 2022

We value your time so to eliminate juggling tabs when opening the Editor we made it remember your preferences and suggest automatically switching to preview mode for each new document you upload.

Machine Translation
New feature
August 10, 2022

To help you keep track of all your translations in one place we’ve added website translator projects overview to the Overview tab of your Smartcat account (Manager view). Now you can preview your website translation and publish the changes right from there.

Machine Translation
New feature
August 10, 2022

For those who work a lot with master slides when creating PPTX presentations we’ve developed a mechanism able to extract and translate the textual information from the master slide layout.

Editor
Improvement
August 8, 2022

We’ve introduced several improvements in the Editor:

  • The stage completion percentage is now displayed in the relevant row rather than in a tooltip.

  • Server-related issues are described in more detail in the tooltips.

  • When selecting a segment, the empty translation field is in a different color than the rest of the row. It’s easier to see where to click to enter the translation.

  • If the Source preview tab is empty, a message is now displayed prompting you to select a reference file. If a reference file is already selected, its name is shown accordingly, and you are prompted to upload another file, if applicable. All document types supported by your browser will appear in the Source preview tab for each target language.

  • The Enter segment number popup has been redesigned to match the new Editor style.

  • Inserting a repetition from an unlocked segment into a locked segment could result in a pre-translate failure. This problem is now fixed.

Editor
New feature
August 2, 2022

The segment confirmation mechanism in the old Smartcat Editor was recently changed, but some of our customers requested that the previous mechanism be restored. To accommodate them, the old Editor is now working as before, that is the focus moves to the next segment after any confirmation.

Machine Translation
Improvement
July 29 2022

A progress bar has been added to the project to let you keep track of the reference files upload.This is especially helpful when you are uploading a large file and need a clear indication of the expected process completion.

The rendering of statistics has also been significantly optimized for more clarity.

Machine Translation
Improvement
July 29 2022

We have enriched the default set of parameters for processing XLSX files. It now includes the translation of sheet names and texts from shapes.

Integrations
Bugfix
July 25 2022

In some cases, the Figma plugin could incorrectly show the current translation progress status. This issue is now resolved.



Integrations
New feature
July 21 2022

We are delighted to present our new Jira integration! It tracks Jira tickets and detects files attached to them. It automatically creates a Smartcat project for each file based on a predefined template, then generates the translation, and pushes it back to the original Jira issue. 



Editor
Bugfix
July 13 2022

The preview pause could get stuck when attempting the drag-and-drop. This glitch is now fixed.

Integrations
Bugfix
July 7 2022

The posts listed in the WPML integration would display twice, three times, or even four times sometimes. This has now been fixed, along with some issues regarding post deletion.

Editor
Bugfix
July 7 2022

Some users reported that the offline indicator would display when there were connectivity issues, not when the user was actually offline. We now provide the right tooltip to describe the problem. And we think the offline icon is nicer too.

Marketplace
New feature
July 4 2022
Pretranslation using freelance TMs

Previously, freelancers could only use their own TMs on projects they had created themselves. 

Now, they can use them when working on clients’ projects too (i.e. jobs assigned to them on the platform).


Using personal TMs won’t affect the amount freelancers are paid for their work.

Editor
Improvement
July 4 2022

We found issues when navigating between segments in the Editor and trying to get to the beginning of the file. This has now been fixed.

Machine Translation
New feature
June 29 2022

As per clients’ requests, we’ve added the following languages: Asami, Chhattisgarhi, Magahi, Santhali, Sinhala, Dogri, and Spanish (Puerto Rico).

Editor
New feature
June 29 2022
Smartcat

In the target preview window, you can now not just see your HTML rendered but also edit the preview in real time.

Integrations
Improvement
June 28 2022

We noticed several stability issues on larger integration projects. These have been fixed and now projects with hundreds of files sync correctly.

Integrations
New feature
June 28 2022

Clients requested more plugin support for WPML. We now support the CMB2 plugin – CMB2 fields can be translated using our platform.

Editor
Improvement
June 27 2022

We found issues when previewing large paragraphs separated into smaller segments. These are now fixed.

Integrations
Bugfix
June 27 2022

Users reported issues with translations in Figma when projects had multiple workflow stages in Smartcat – only translations confirmed at the first stage were correctly uploaded to Figma. This has now been fixed.

Editor
Resolved issue
May 31, 2022

Fixed an issue that interfered with auto-replacement in Asian target languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.

Editor
Resolved issue
May 25, 2022

Adjusted the Project Settings popup by specifying its maximum height.

Editor
New feature
May 20, 2022
HTML preview support

HTML documents can now be previewed in the editor to increase translation quality. The only limitations that are currently imposed on this functionality are the HTML document size (2 Mb or less) and JavaScript being disabled, if any, for security reasons.

Editor
New feature
May 20, 2022
Stage indication for multi-stage (manager) view
Smartcat

For multi-stage projects, the project stage at which a segment was translated is now shown in the segment properties. The information popup displayed upon hovering over the checkbox beside the target text also shows the remaining steps.

Editor
Improvement
May 17, 2022

We adjusted the mechanism that processes segments split into several subtitles. As a result each subtitle comprised in such segment now has a separate ID.

Editor
Resolved issue
May 17, 2022

Fixed an issue that displayed multiple subtitle lines in the video when selecting or removing the video during playback in the Source/Target Preview tab.

Editor
New feature
May 17, 2022

A mini-tour has been implemented to highlight to the user that they can set display preferences.

Editor
Resolved issue
May 17, 2022

Fixed an issue that could cause the value of one of the segments to be missing from the subtitles.

Editor
Improvement
May 12, 2022
Segment length limit

The segment length limit feature in the Smartcat Editor cannot be applied to more than 60 segments at a time. If more than 60 segments are selected, an error message is displayed. In the legacy Editor this message has now been adjusted for more clarity: Select no more than 60 segments at a time to use this tool.

Editor
New feature
May 05, 2022
New subtitles file format supported

In addition to SRT files, the Smartcat Editor now also supports the VTT format. A VTT file contains supplementary information about a web video, including subtitles, captions, descriptions, chapters, and metadata.

Editor
New feature
May 05, 2022
Smartcat

The new Smartcat Editor now features the redesigned Comments panel.

Editor
Bugfix
April 26, 2022
Handling segments with identical target and source

When uploading XLIFF files, some applications can automatically insert the current source value into the target field. This created issues with the file translation workflow, as the existing translation text was imported by default and committed to the Translation Memory.
To resolve this problem, we have provided another option in the Insert translation from file parameter for XLIFF files in addition to All targets and Do not import. The new option is called When target is different from source. It is selected by default and instructs Smartcat to ignore translations in segments where the target is identical with the source.