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Style Guides

The LingoHub Style Guides are a set of standards established for the translators to follow while translating texts. They promote the consistency of the translations within all the projects in which they are used.

The different Style Guides available

There are 5 types of Style Guides currently available on LingoHub :

Audience

The audience corresponds to the age range of the people your business is targeting. The different options you can choose from are Children, Teenagers, Young adults, Adults, and Elderly people.

Literal Translation

This style guide informs whether the texts should be translated literally or using a cultural, conversational, or neutral style.

Vocabulary Type

The vocabulary type is the general style that is used in the translations. It can be fictional, popular, or technical.

Grammatical Person

The Grammatical Person refers to the subject that should be used by the translators when working on the texts. You have the choice between 8 different grammatical persons.

Formality

There are 2 available options for this Style Guide: Formal and Informal and it is used to get more accurate translations from the Machine Translation. If we take the German language, for instance, the MT suggestions will use Sie (formal) or Du (informal) depending on the defined Formality.

When creating a Style Guide, none of these style guides is required, you can choose to not specify them and add them later if necessary.

Accessing Style Guides

The Style Guides can be accessed and managed from the Organization Settings in the navigation bar.

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You can also access the Style Guide settings (to create or manage them) from the project's preferences in the Translation Tools tab.

Creating a Style Guide

To create your Style Guide :

1 - Click on the Create style guide button

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If you already have existing Style Guides, the Create style guide button will be located on the top right of the page as shown in the picture below.

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2 - Fill the form with your Style Guide's information.

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Managing Style Guides

To manage your existing Style Guides, click on the manage icon

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This will redirect you to the Style Guides management page, where you can either update your Style Guide's data or delete it.

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Using your Style Guide in your project

Once you have defined your Style Guides, you can start using them in your projects. To do so, you have to set your Style Guide in the Translation Tools tab of the Project's Preferences.

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That's it for the Style Guides. If there's anything we can help you with, please get in touch at support@lingohub.com.