Technical glossary

Technical glossary of translation terms

Occasionally, you’ll come across some unfamiliar terms on the intercontact website or when talking to people in the localisation and translation industry. You’ll find many of these terms listed here with short explanations.

HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) is a language for marking standard normal text to convert it into hypertext. It uses HTML tags to designate text as a title, section header or body of text, insert a line break, start a new paragraph or add links and images. These are a few basic examples of HTML tags.

See also: Title tag

The HyperText Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is the standard communications protocol used to transfer data over the web. This includes text, images, sound, video, and other multimedia files. It is the foundation of any data exchange on the Web and links sites on the internet.

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