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 (New Experience)

  1. Go to Account Settings > Linguistic Assets.
  2. Under Assets, click Glossaries.
  3. Click Create Glossary.
    The Create New Glossary dialog appears.
  4. Enter a name for the glossary.
  5. Select a source language that matches the project(s) you plan to apply the glossary to.
  6. (Optional) Check the box to restrict the glossary to specific target languages.
  7. (Optional) Add a Description.
  8. Click Create Glossary.

Create a Glossary (Classic)

  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 a Glossary to a Linguistic Package (New Experience)

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

  1. Go to Account Settings > Linguistic Assets.
  2. Under Actions, click the pencil icon to edit the package that you want to add the glossary to.
    The Edit Linguistic Package dialog appears.
  3. Click Required Assets.
  4. In the Glossaries field, type the name of the glossary.
  5. Click Save Changes.

You can also manage your glossaries via the Smartling API. For more information, see our API documentation.

Assign a Glossary to a Linguistic Package (Classic)

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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