Comprehensive list of terminology/termbase file formats
Thread poster: Kevin Dias

Kevin Dias
Local time: 16:19
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Oct 7, 2015

Hi all,

In the same vein as this thread, I'd like to compile a list of terminology/glossary/termbase file formats.

I'll start it off and if we get a lot of good responses from this thread I'll make a resource page with all of the formats. Please keep it only to terminology/glossary/termbase files, for translation memory files please comment on this thread.

Please try to match the following format:

Name:
File extension:
Type: (open or proprietary)
Link(s):

NB: for purposes of this thread I define 'open' to mean that the specifications are published on the Internet and 'proprietary' if the specifications are not published.

----------

Name: TermBase eXchange
File extension: .tbx
Type: open
Link(s): TBX Specification

Name: CafeTran Glossary
File extension: .csv (tab-delimited)
Type: proprietary Note: The format is basically open; however I am not aware of a published specification. If one of the CafeTran users can point me to one I will change this to open.
Link(s): CafeTran Help - Using Glossaries

Name: Wordfast Glossary
File extension: .txt (tab-delimited)
Type: proprietary Note: The format is basically open; however I am not aware of a published specification. If someone can point me to one I will change this to open.
Link(s): Wikipedia

Name: SDL MultiTerm
File extension: .sdltb
Type: proprietary
Link(s): SDL Product Help


 

Meta Arkadia
Local time: 14:19
English to Indonesian
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TMX termbases Oct 7, 2015

Kevin Dias wrote:
Name: CafeTran Glossary
File extension: .csv (tab-delimited)


I think the extension for tab delimited glossary files in CafeTran is .txt rather than .csv. "Think," because I don't use them. I prefer the much more sophisticated .tmx format for terms in CafeTran.

Cheers,

Hans


 

Michael Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:19
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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.csv > .txt Oct 7, 2015

Kevin Dias wrote:

Hi all,

In the same vein as this thread, I'd like to compile a list of terminology/glossary/termbase file formats.

I'll start it off and if we get a lot of good responses from this thread I'll make a resource page with all of the formats. Please keep it only to terminology/glossary/termbase files, for translation memory files please comment on this thread.

Please try to match the following format:

Name:
File extension:
Type: (open or proprietary)
Link(s):

NB: for purposes of this thread I define 'open' to mean that the specifications are published on the Internet and 'proprietary' if the specifications are not published.

----------

Name: TermBase eXchange
File extension: .tbx
Type: open
Link(s): TBX Specification

Name: CafeTran Glossary
File extension: .csv (tab-delimited)
Type: proprietary Note: The format is basically open; however I am not aware of a published specification. If one of the CafeTran users can point me to one I will change this to open.
Link(s): CafeTran Help - Using Glossaries

Name: Wordfast Glossary
File extension: .txt (tab-delimited)
Type: proprietary Note: The format is basically open; however I am not aware of a published specification. If someone can point me to one I will change this to open.
Link(s): Wikipedia

Name: SDL MultiTerm
File extension: .sdltb
Type: proprietary
Link(s): SDL Product Help




.csv is just how I save my glossaries in CafeTran (so I can have them opened automatically by Ron's CSV Editor). As far as I know, the official format is tab-delimited UTF-8 .txt

Michael

[Edited at 2015-10-07 12:05 GMT]

PS: In CafeTran you can also store your terminology in TMXs.

[Edited at 2015-10-07 12:06 GMT]


 

Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 10:19
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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What is the use of this topic? Oct 7, 2015

There is an article in Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Translation_memory

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