With Glossary, you can create, store, and manage all the project terminology in one place. The main aim of terminology is to explain some specific terms or the ones often used in the project, so they can be translated properly and consistently.

Each Glossary term is displayed as an underlined word in the Editor. Hover over the underlined term to highlight it and see its translation, part of speech and definition (if they are provided).

Glossary Term

Glossary Upload

To upload a Glossary you already have, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Project Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Click Upload.
  3. Choose a Glossary file (in TBX, CSV, or XLSX file format) on your machine.
    Note: parts of speech are supported in the following format (case-insensitive): adjective, adposition, adverb, auxiliary, coordinating conjunction, determiner, interjection, noun, numeral, particle, pronoun, proper noun, subordinating conjunction, verb, other.
  4. Click Import.

If you upload Glossary in CSV or XLSX file formats, select the language for each column and select the column value (term, description, of part of speech) in the configuration dialog.

Glossary Download

To download the Glossary in TBX, CSV, or XLSX file format, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Project Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Click Download.

Some browsers may add .xml extension to the downloaded file, so the resulted file may be named as sample.tbx.xml.
In order to import such file back to Crowdin, rename it to sample.tbx.

Terms Translation

Translate your project’s Glossary, so all the terms can be used and translated consistently in all the target languages.

To translate the project Glossary, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Click Translate Glossary.

Glossary will be automatically formed into one file and added to the Files tab, so it can be translated along will all the other source files. Term translations will be synchronized with the Glossary.

Adding Terms

To add new Glossary terms in Settings, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Click Add Term.
  3. Enter the term, part of speech, and definition.
    Click to automatically detect the part of speech.
    Note: Part of speech can be automatically detected only for the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Italian, and Chinese.
  4. Click Add.

To allow translators add and edit terms in the Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Open Project Settings, General tab.
  2. Scroll down to Translations section.
  3. Select the Allow translators to create glossary terms checkbox.

Deleting Terms

To delete all the terms from the Glossary:

  1. Select the top checkbox above the terms list.
  2. Confirm all terms selection.
  3. Click Delete.

Sharing Glossaries

Note: If you want to share a Glossary between projects, the source language of both projects must be the same.

To share your Glossaries between all of the projects you own, follow these steps:

  1. Open Resources page, Glossaries tab.
  2. Select the Share Glossaries checkbox.

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