Release Notes

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

Editor
Improvement

November 9, 2023

Change to display names for anonymous users

We've rolled out a feature to bolster user privacy, especially benefiting linguists. Formerly identified as "Name Hidden," users will now appear as A**** N****, a universal safeguard using the first letters of their first and last names along with four asterisks.

This enhancement proves particularly advantageous for corporate clients and linguists engaged in collaborative projects. Whether a corporate client assigns a Linguistic Service Provider (LSP) or the LSP assigns a freelancer, the client's project manager will now see an anonymized version, such as "I**** K****." It ensures that crucial information remains confidential during communication and revision processes. Additionally, linguists assigned from different organizations to various workflow stages will enjoy heightened privacy, such as LQA Reviewers who won't have access to the linguist's name during the review process, creating a secure and confidential work environment.

Threads are visible for everyone in the LQA-project. But names are hidden:

  • Manager sees everyone's names. In the manager's view, everyone Name has the (name hidden from others) icon next to it

  • Assignee (freelancer, linguist) and reviewers only sees manager's name,  while others are anonymous

  • When manager tags someone with @mention, the name will remain hidden for those who are not allowed to see that name.

File Formats
Improvement

November 8, 2023

New cue splitting options available for MP4 files

Now, you can do much more when you upload MP4 files to Smartcat, such as split by cues, set a segment length limit, merge and split segments, and add new lines. These features came in handy with VTT files using the VTT parser, and now they can be used for MP4 files as well. 

Integrations
Improvement

November 7, 2023

You can now disable WPML strings registration for posts

Smartcat's WordPress Multilingual Plugin now allows you to prevent conflicts with other plugins when sending content for translation by disabling WPML strings registration. So, if you encounter issues when submitting content to Smartcat, simply activate the "Disable WPML strings registration for a post when sending content to Smartcat" option in your Smartcat plugin settings.

Integrations
Improvement

October 31, 2023

New pop-up message for successful imports in software localization projects

You will now see an "import complete" dialog popup in the Smartcat Editor that will show up after a succesful import into your software localization projects. This is the same pop up you'll see on your project overview page).

General
Improvement

October 30, 2023

Workspace custom descriptions are here

You can now create a workspace name and description! This is a great way for you to add information to your workspace and to help others identify it. Adding a name and description can be done via the general tab in yoru settings. Bonus: It supports emojis!! 

Editor
Improvement

October 29, 2023

Updated look for multi-document view in Smartcat Editor

We have updated the multi-document view mode in the Smartcat Editor. As this feature is only made available upon request, reach out to your account manager in order to see and try it out.

Project Management
Improvement

October 29, 2023

Delete irrelevant target languages from collections or document

In this improvement, we have added the ability to delete extraneous languages from a collection. You can now easily remove any arbitrary subset of target languages from a collection or a document. This feature provides a more streamlined and efficient workflow for managing target languages.

General
Improvement

October 18, 2023

Customize the look and feel of Smartcat with adjustable columns

You can now resize columns that are found within the Smartcat project overview page, meaning you have the ability to adjust the width of columns according to your preferences. This enhancement provides a more customizable and user-friendly experience when working with tables and data grids.

Marketplace
Improvement

October 17, 2023

Marketplace suppliers get improved information on payments

With the latest changes, suppliers can now easily access detailed information about the payout amount and fee calculation. The payment system now provides clear and transparent information on how the payout amount is calculated. As such, suppliers can find the payout information in their statement, making it easier to track and reconcile their payments. In addition, the interface has been enhanced to provide a more user-friendly experience and improve clarity for suppliers.

File Formats
Improvement

October 13, 2023

Excel file automatic column detection now launched!

With automatic column detection, we've now boosted the user-friendliness of multilingual Excel translation on Smartcat. Now, when the system parses the Excel file, it will automatically detect the language and other parameters (such as string length limit, comments, and context) specified in each column. This enhancement simplifies the process of working with multilingual data in Excel files.

Editor
Improvement

October 12, 2023

New "Exact Match" Option in glossary QA checks

You can now use the newly added "Exact match" option for Glossary QA checks. As such, you will be able to precisely control which terms should be used for QA checks and reduce false positives.

Editor
Bug Fix

October 11, 2023

Threaded comment email notification bug resolved

We recently launched our new threaded comments on the Smartcat Editor! A great way for you to communicate with linguists on your ongoing translation projects and to ensure quality in a collaborative and organized way. You can comment on each segment of translation and start threads so the conversation stays focused on one area and avoid any confusion.

We noticed that the notification mail for threaded comments was not redirecting to the correct language in the Smartcat Editor, but quickly resolved this issue.

Project Management
Improvement

October 5, 2023

Software localization update: Support for the`{LABEL:prefix}` placeholder added

Working on software localization projects on Smartcat? We have now added support for the`{LABEL:prefix}` placeholder, allowing you to specify a prefix for labels. This feature enables the retrieval of all keys with the specified label prefix and gives the ability to organize exported collections in a tree structure.

With the possibility to specify {LABEL:<prefix>} placeholder, you can then have keys that have the <prefix> label prefix, and use the label suffix to determine file name.

Example:

  1. Segment A has a label file:main.json

  2. Segment A has a label file:errors.json

You export documents and specify resources/{LABEL:file} as a path template and JSON as export format. This would result in a zip file with the following structure:

resources/
   main.json         -> this file contains Segment A
   errors.json       -> this file contains Segment B
General
Improvement

September 22, 2023

Open Smartcat pages in a new tab option unlocked!

We have now added a handy new improvement to navigating the Smartcat translation platform. You are likely accustomed to this when using your usual internet browser. By clicking the right or middle button on any page link in Smarcat, you will see the drop-down menu of page opening options (open in a new tab, in a new window, etc.) as well as actions like saving the link, copying the link address, and inspect.

Project Management
Bug Fix

September 18, 2023

Translation memory import delays fixed

We noticed that the translation memory import would occassionaly have issues when there was a source language mismatch in an Excel file. This caused some longer delays when it uploading the files. The issue has been resolved and clients can upload a translation memory with ease again.