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Adding Terms to a Glossary

A glossary is empty until you add terms to it. When you add a term, you'll be able to specify its part of speech, add a translation for each project language, include comments about the term and translations and define if the term will be case sensitive or not. There are a few ways you can add terms to a glossary within Transifex.

Adding terms directly to a glossary

To add terms directly to a glossary:

  • Head to your Glossaries from the main navigation.

  • Find the glossary you'd like to add a term to and click on the View glossary icon glossary_color.png#asset:1099.

  • Click the Add term button near the top right corner.

  • In the popup, type the term you'd like to add to the glossary, select a part of speech, then hit Add term.


  • Back in the glossary, select the target language you want to add the translation for.


  • Look for the term you added earlier. Then on the right side, click on Add a translation.

  • Add the translation for that term, then click Save.

Adding terms to a glossary from the Editor

You can add terms to the glossary while in the Editor:

  • From within the Editor, navigate to the Glossary tab.editor-glossary.png#asset:546

  • Click Add term.

  • Type in the term you'd like to add to the glossary, select a part of speech, and the translation for the term. Including a translation is optional.

  • Click Add term to add the term to the glossary.

The term will be added to the glossary associated with the selected project.

Adding notes to glossary terms

Once a term has to been added to the glossary, you'll be able to provide even more context about the term by adding a note. To add a comment:

  • Head inside the glossary you want to edit.

  • From the language dropdown, select the language you want to edit.

  • Either search for the term or pick from the list.

  • Under the term, click on Click to add a note.glossary-add-note.png#asset:914

  • Add your note, then hit Save.

Uploading an existing glossary

Besides directly adding terms to a glossary from inside the platform, Transifex also lets you upload a pre-existing glossary. This is handy when you have a pre-existing glossary, or you have many terms and you want to create it offline before adding it to Transifex.

Case sensitive terms

In Transifex, you have 2 ways to define if a new or an existing glossary term will be case sensitive or not.

Define case sensitivity through UI

Below, you can find how glossary terms can be defined as case sensitive or not through Transifex Web Interface.

Example #1:


Example #2:


Example #3:


If you want to enable or disable the setting 'Term is case-sensitive' for an existing term, you can visit the Glossary page (click 'View Glossary' in the glossary tab), find the term and modify it accordingly:


Define case sensitivity through CSV glossary file

Upload a CSV glossary file including the column is_case_sensitive. More information about the structure of the file can be found here.

The is_case_sensitive option works as follows:

  1. When new terms are added in the glossary for which the value of is_case_sensitive column is y, yes, YES, true, or TRUE then the term will be added to Transifex glossary with the case sensitive field enabled.
  2. Case sensitivity field for existing terms is not being updated if the "OVERWRITE EXISTING ENTRIES" is disabled
  3. Case sensitivity field for existing terms is being updated if the "OVERWRITE EXISTING ENTRIES" is enabled