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Context or 101% Match ๐ŸŽฎ

Watch this video and learn what is a Context or 101% match using Sherlock Holmes ๐ŸŽฎ Get ready to level up your knowledge of the localization industry!

Localization Explained is a series from Localization Academy in which we explain localization concepts using video games. Join us on this journey and discover how your favorite games can help you learn a thing or two about localization ๐Ÿ˜Žโ€Š


What is the context or 101% match? Let’s take Sherlock Holmes Chapter One as an example, in this game, you collect different clues that will give you a hint of who is the murderer or who is the suspect in the case that you’re trying to solve. And the more clues that you collect, the more confident you can be in your decision to accuse someone of a crime. And in a way, this is similar to context or a 100% match. So in localization, we can have 100% match that is when your new string that you’re translating matches exactly with what you already have in the TM. But in order to make it 101% match or a context match. We also need to verify that the strings before and after the strings that we’re currently translating, is the same as for the previous translation that we have. And so in a way, this gives us more confidence that the translation is actually even a better match than 100% match.

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