Importing Termbase Files

If you have created a termbase in Lingo, you can import terms into it. You can import terms from TermBase eXchange (TBX), comma-separated value (CSV), or Microsoft Excel (XLS or XLSX) files.

  • TBX TBX is an open, XML-based standard used for exchanging structured terminological data. It has been approved as an international standard by the Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). One difference between a TBX file and a Translation Memory eXchange (TMX) file is that a TBX file handles multiple languages, whereas a TMX file handles only two languages.
  • CSV CSV is a plain text file format that uses line breaks to separate characters. It is supported by common applications such as Microsoft Excel. While a TermBase eXchange (TBX) file is the standard for compiling termbases, you can use a program like Excel to build and maintain your termbase, and then import it to Lingo using CSV.
  • XLS or XLSX XLS and XLSX are spreadsheet files supported by Microsoft Excel. While a TermBase eXchange (TBX) file is the standard for compiling termbases, you can use a program like Excel to build and maintain your termbase, and then import it to Lingo using XLS or XLSX.