Variables List

Some items are translated automatically when a translation memory is applied to segment text. If you do not want an item to be translated, add the item to the Variable list. For example, you may not want a company name to be translated.

Adding an item to the variable list identifies the item as content which should never be translated. By default this list is empty. Each item on the list is treated as a non-translatable (placeable) element in SDL Trados Studio. SDL TM Server allows you to include a customized list of variables in a language resource template.


The properties of the variable list are as follows:

In order to use your variable list during translation, the Recognize variables option must be enabled in the translation memory.