Purpose of TBX

TBX, or TermBase eXchange, is the international standard for representing and exchanging information about terms, words, and other lexical data. It defines a family of formats that share a common structure and a limited range of information types. Each member of the family is called a dialect of TBX. The main purpose of TBX is to ensure that your lexical data can be used in different software applications. This separation between data and software provides benefits to authoring and translation activities, including protection, consistency, and interoperability.

In 2008, TBX was developed and published by the Localization Industry Standards Association (LISA), and by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as ISO 30042. It is available at no charge here (TTT.org) or here (GALA website) and can also be purchased from the ISO website.

Last updated: June 13, 2017 at 13:22 pm


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