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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 :
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.
This style guide informs whether the texts should be translated literally or using a cultural, conversational, or neutral style.
The vocabulary type is the general style that is used in the translations. It can be fictional, popular, or technical.
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.
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.
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
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.
2 - Fill the form with your Style Guide's information.
Managing Style Guides
To manage your existing Style Guides, click on the manage icon
This will redirect you to the Style Guides management page, where you can either update your Style Guide's data or delete it.
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.
That's it for the Style Guides. If there's anything we can help you with, please get in touch at email@example.com.