Managing your Termbases (TB) and Translation Memories (TM) is an important part of localization. For this reason, Lilt provides tools for adding and editing entries directly within the application.
Termbases are managed through the Memories tab in the upper-right.
To edit the Termbase for a specific memory, click on the memory and then click on the Manage Memory page.
Managing Termbase entries
By default, the Manage Memory page displays both TB and TM entries. To display only the TB entries, click the Only Termbase button. To display only the TM entries, click the Only Memory button.
Termbase entries are displayed with a TB icon and Translation Memories entries are displayed with a TM icon .
Each entry displays the source text, target text, and review state of the entry. In addition, each entry has the following buttons:
Delete Termbase Field: Clicking this opens a popup to confirm that you want to permanently delete the entry.
View Metadata: The metadata provides a quick display of all the information about an entry, including the languages and any custom fields.
Edit Termbase: Clicking this brings up a form that allows you to edit the entry. If you make changes to an entry, make sure to click the Update Entry button to apply the changes you’ve made.
- Source Text: Source text cannot be changed once set. Note that term matching is case-sensitive. If you need to change the source text of an entry, you can delete it and create a new entry.
- Target Text: Use this field to make changes to the translation text.
- Approval Status: Use this field to change the approval status of the entry. Reviewed entries are shown to translators in the editor. Draft and Unreviewed entries are not shown to translators in the editor.
- Custom Fields: Adding a custom field will add a custom field to all entries within the Memory. Custom fields can be useful for adding metadata to translations that provide context to translators about the translation. Custom fields can also be created from the Memory Settings page. If you need to delete a custom field, this can be done from the Memory Settings page.
If you want to back up or utilize a Termbase outside of Lilt, click on the Export Termbase as CSV button to bring up a popup that prepares the Termbase for download and then lets you download the Termbase as a CSV file.
If you only want to export specific entries, you can do so under the Manage Memory tab by selecting the entries you want to export and then clicking the TB Entries button.
During translation, if a reviewed source term from the Termbase is recognized in a sentence, a tooltip will be displayed with the corresponding target term.
Terms are not visible under the segment context tab unless the terms have been reviewed.
Termbase entries can also be added directly from the translation editor by clicking the Add New button to bring up the form for creating a new entry: