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Terminology is a very important part of the localization process. Tools can bring a lot of help in defining, maintaining, verifying and translating terminology.

Various terminology-related tools are available on the market. They cover a wide range of functionalities: terminology extraction, creation and maintenance of glossaries databases, term lookup on-line or off-line, terminology validation after translation, and so forth.

Terminology should be established during development. In marked up documents you may be able to provide some in-text terminology information using localization directives.

To provide more interoperability terminology tools might want to provide support for TBX.

Some useful glossaries for localization: