A glossary is used to inform your translators how to translate specific terminology for your project.
View this short video to get an overview of the Glossary and its features.
The Glossary feature is designed to give you a way to identify key terminology in your source language and communicate how you want that terminology to be translated in your target languages.
When you add a glossary term, you will be prompted to add the precise translation for each language. You can also add context for the glossary term. This is helpful when you are ordering translations for your glossary.
Selecting a specific language will show translations for the selected language.
You can use one or more of the many filters in the "Translated By" filter, including translated by machine, translated by any human, or translated by a specific human.
Consider the term “drive” with its multiple meanings. "Drive" can describe the operation of a motor vehicle or a computer device that stores data. It's important for translators to know what the term means to you and your business. The example below includes the context for "drive" and the correct translation in Spanish:
When your translator pulls up a phrase containing a glossary term and clicks the edit button, they'll be presented with the glossary entry text. The glossary will also be provided to translators when ordering translations from your Orders Page.
Another use for the Glossary to ensure branded names don't get translated incorrectly. For example, if you want the phrase "Privacy Shield" to always be translated as "Privacy Shield", you just need to enter that as the translation in the glossary for each language. When your translator pulls up a phrase containing this term and clicks the edit button, this is what your translator will see.
Google Glossary Sync
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To find and view phrases that contain a specific Glossary term, simply click the View Phrases link for that term.
This will bring you to the Phrases page, and will display phrases that were found that contain that Glossary entry.
NOTE: Glossary terms are specific to each Project. They cannot be copied or applied from one project to another.
Included with Human Translation Orders
The Glossary is included with your translation orders. By eliminating uncertainty in the translation process, the Glossary enforces consistency, shortens the time it takes to translate a document, and reduces the overall cost of translations over time.
You can import and export your Glossary terms to a file format of your choice. This is handy for copying your glossary from one project to another, or if you have a large number of terms that you'd like to import into your project.
If you want to export only specific glossary terms, you can select individual terms, or select all terms using the checkboxes next to the terms. Then click the Export button.
Then select a file format from the list.
Provide a name for the exported file, and select a location to save the file.
To use the Glossary feature you must be subscribed to the Growth Plan or higher.
Updated 5 months ago