5. Glossaries

Created by Steven Smith, Modified on Mon, 08 Apr 2024 at 03:45 PM by Steven Smith


Starting with version 2.x, the DeepL MT Provider for Passolo is supporting DeepL API glossaries.  

Please note: Glossaries created via the DeepL API are distinct from glossaries created via the DeepL website and DeepL apps. This means API glossaries cannot be used on the website and vice versa. For more information, see https://developers.deepl.com/docs/api-reference/glossaries.

Managing glossaries

To start the glossary management utility, open the Tools ribbon and start Manage DeepL Pro API glossaries from the DeepL icon menu.

Support for DeepL API glossaries and their management is an optional feature. If not licensed, a message will be displayed in the Passolo output window linking to the Traloctec store for the upgrade of the plugin. If this feature is licensed, the list of glossaries for your DeepL API key is displayed. The Glossary Utility just offers some basic functions. It doesn’t provide any glossary editing functions.

Note: The glossary management utility is an extra program separate from Passolo, but started from within Passolo. Passolo will not continue until this program is closed.

Enabling glossaries

If you already created DeepL API glossaries with other tools, a list of the available glossaries is displayed with the following columns: Name, Language, Number of entries, Status, Creation date, and Id. Otherwise, the list is empty, and you have to add new glossaries.

Use the checkbox in the first column of the list to enable a glossary to be used within Passolo. Only one glossary per language combination can be activated. If you activate a glossary for an already activated language combination, the other glossary is deactivated automatically. To store your settings, click on the Close icon X in the upper right corner of the window.

Adding glossaries

Click Add to upload new glossaries to your DeepL Pro API account. In the upcoming dialog, enter Glossary Name, then select the Language combination.

Click on Select to open a file selector dialog to search for a glossary file stored on your computer. DeepL glossary files are tab-separated text files with 2 columns. Various restrictions apply for these glossary files. For more information, read https://developers.deepl.com/docs/api-reference/glossaries#formats.

Please note: The utility doesn’t perform any checks, so you need to ensure that the glossary files you upload comply with the restrictions described by DeepL.

Selecting the file will already load its content. Click OK to create a new DeepL API glossary and upload the data. Uploaded glossary files must be processed on the DeepL server and can only be used when their status is displayed as Ready in the list of glossaries.

Deleting glossaries

To delete a glossary from your account, select the glossary in the list, then click Delete.

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