Can I use the glossary feature when translating whole documents?
Yes. You can apply the glossary feature when translating whole documents in the API and the DeepL for Windows app.
Using a glossary for file translations in the DeepL for Windows app
You can also apply a glossary created for the text translator when translating whole files. To do so, please do the following:
- Open the document translator by clicking on Translate .docx & .pptx
- Drag or browse your document(s) for translation
- Set the language for your translation
- Click on Glossary in the top right corner of the app
- Select the glossary which should be applied
When enabled, the glossary will be displayed in blue with a check mark added.
You can disable the glossary by clicking on it and choosing Do not apply glossary. When disabled, the glossary will be displayed in grey with no check mark added.
To edit your glossary, please access the glossary in the text translator. You can switch to the text translator by clicking on Translate text.
Using a glossary for file translations in the API
If you want to apply a glossary for file translations in the API, this can be done by using the glossary_id parameter during the document upload.
Please note that this requires the source_lang parameter to be set. The language pair of the glossary also has to match the language pair of the request.
Please also note that glossaries created via the DeepL API are distinct from glossaries created via the DeepL website and DeepL desktop apps. This means that API glossaries can't be used on the DeepL website and DeepL desktop apps and vice versa.
Please consult the API documentation for more detailed information on how you can create a glossary, list all your created glossaries, get details about a specific glossary, list entries of a glossary, and delete a glossary.