Memsource Editor

Quality Assurance Pane

Quality Assurance (QA) is a feature built into the Memsource Editor. It detects errors in translation by comparing source and target segments, checking the term base, spelling, content of the tags, etc. It helps translators detect formal errors and improve overall translation quality and consistency.

If set by a project manager, QA checks may be mandatory for jobs and projects. If mandatory, QA warnings must be mitigated before the jobs can be set to Completed.

QA warnings for segments with potential problems are displayed in the Quality Assurance Pane (QA) in the Memsource Editor.

QA can be performed instantly upon segment confirmation, or manually.

To sort QA warning list, click on the column headings.

Instant QA

When attempting to confirm a segment, Instant QA check is run on that segment. In the case of an issue, a yellow warning triangle is displayed instead of a green "Confirmed" icon, and the QA pane with the warnings is opened. The Linguist must mitigate all issues or set false positive warnings to "ignored" in order to confirm the segment.

Instant QA can be disabled if the linguist is given permission by the Project Manager. If permission is not given, the option to disable will not be available.

To enable/disable Instant QA, follow these steps:

  1. In the editor, go to the Tools menu (App menu on Mac) and select Preferences.

    The PREFERENCES window open.

  2. Click the Misc tab.

    Translation Table options are presented.

  3. Select/Deselect Instant QA.

  4. Click Save.

    Preferences are applied and the window closes.

Manual QA

Manual QA does not affect ability to confirm segments, but if issues are identified and cannot be ignored due to project settings, the job can not be set to Complete.

To run a manual QA, follow these steps:

  1. Open the QA pane.

  2. Select QA issues to be scanned for from the dropdown menu.

  3. Click Run Job QA.

    The QA is run and results presented in the QA pane.

Mitigating QA Warnings

Click a QA warning to highlight the segment where the problem has been detected.

Quality Assurance warnings are resolved in one of two ways:

  • Correcting the translation and confirming it.

  • Clicking in the far right i column to mark the QA warning as ignored if it is a false alarm. 

    The warning will still be displayed in the QA Pane, but will be grayed out.

    Click the Hide ignored radio button to remove ignored warnings from the list.

Warning types may be set to Unignorable by Project Managers. These warnings must be corrected in the target segments before proceeding to confirmation.


Words identified as misspelled during QA may be set to Ignore in the QA pane but will still be marked as spelling errors in the target segment.

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