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 to 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

Downloading or Uploading Glossary

  1. Open Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Click View Records on the needed Glossary.
  3. Click Download or Upload.

You can upload and download Glossary in the following file formats: TBX, CSV, XLSX.

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.

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

When downloading Glossary from Crowdin, some browsers may add XML extension to the downloaded file, so the resulted file may be named as sample.tbx.xml.
To import such a file back to Crowdin, rename it to sample.tbx.

Assigning Glossary

To assign some specific Glossaries to your project, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings, Glossary tab.
  2. Select the needed Glossaries from the list.

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. Select Translate Glossary.

Glossary will be automatically formed into one file and added to the Files tab to 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 View Records on the needed Glossary.
  3. Click Add Term.
  4. Enter the term, part of speech, and description. Click to detect the part of speech automatically.
    Note: Part of speech can be automatically detected only for the following languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish, Russian, Italian, and Chinese.
  5. Click Add.

To allow translators and proofreaders manage terms in the Editor, follow these steps:

  1. Open Settings, General tab.
  2. Scroll down to the Translations section.
  3. Select Allow project members to manage glossary terms.

Deleting Terms

To delete all the terms from the Glossary:

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

Sharing Glossaries

Note: If you want to share a Glossary between projects, both projects' source language 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 Share Glossaries.

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