Style Guide & Glossary

Create a New Glossary

This article is for Account Owners and Project Managers.

A glossary is a tool for ensuring consistency in terminology. Adding details to a term can improve quality and efficiency.

Create a Glossary

  1. Click Assets > Glossaries.
  2. Click Create Glossary. The Create New Glossary dialog box will appear.
  3. Enter a name for your glossary.
  4. Select a source language. This should match the source language of the project(s) you plan to apply the glossary.
  5. Add a description for your glossary (optional).
  6. Click Create Glossary.

Your glossary will appear in the list of available glossaries.

Note callout: To view the source language of a project, from within a project, click on Project Settings > API. Source language is listed in the Original Language field.

Assign Glossary to a Linguistic Package

Now that you have added your glossary to Smartling, you can assign it to one or more linguistic packages.

  1. Click Assets > Linguistic Packages.
  2. In the Actions column, click the pencil icon to edit the package for which you wish to add your new glossary. The Edit Linguistic Package screen will appear.
  3. Select Required Assets.
  4. In the Glossaries field, type the name of your glossary.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can also manage your glossaries via the Smartling API. See here for more information.

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