Glossary Converter
This is a tool to help translators make use of terminology in SDL Trados Studio. It converts between Excel spreadsheets (or some other glossary formats) and SDL MultiTerm termbases (as required in Trados Studio) with a minimum of effort.

Glossary Plugin
This is a Trados Studio Plugin that makes it easier to add terminology to projects. You can either add a new, empty termbase, or import existing terminology files. It's also possible to export project termbases with a click. The plugin requires Glossary Converter for part of its functionality.

Help and Support

You can read the online help of Glossary Converter and Glossary Plugin for details.

For bug reports or feature requests, contact German and English mails welcome.

This is a hobby project, so I can not guarantee if and when I can react to inquiries...


   Glossary Plugin

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   Glossary Converter 6.2.8296

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Glossary Converter is free, but donations to the developer to encourage further maintenance and improvements are always welcome. Spare change, mate?


Version 6.2.8296
  • Added Russian, Swedish and Italian localisation
  • Fields sorted alphabetically, where possible
  • TBX support for V2 Basic
  • Improvement in making generated TBX files conform to standards
  • Loads of tinkering with TBX to preserve data in round trips, handle subfields, and a few bug fixes
  • Better error log for problems with unprocessed Xml
  • Replaced the default field separator from ‖ to ~, since it is easier to read and type. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause
  • Fix: when converting from sdltb, data could get lost (side effect of a performance improvement in 6.2.8189)
  • Fix: when saving and loading settings, output formats were not preserved
  • Fix: in some cases, field definitions got lost after a conversion
  • Fix: in some localisations the buttons in the error window disappeared
  • Fix: in some setups, sdltm format was not shown, even when Studio is present
  • Fix: some memoq termbase exports caused errors with empty entries
  • Fix: only write debug files in debug mode
  • Fix: allow displaying latest MultiTerm version in error log
  • Fix: when using command line mode to convert to sdltb, and passing in relative file names, the target file was not created

Older versions

6.1/6.2 are rather big releases, increasing the risk of errors. In case of problems, here are a well tested previous versions.

5.1 sometimes works when later versions throw the "MultiTerm not found" error Version History

   Repair Multiterm
This tool repairs some cases of the "Cannot detect MultiTerm" errors. Since Converter version 5.2 it is included in the installation by default and you don't need to download it sepearately.

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