Creating global translations is always a good first choice over the component level translation because most of your translated terms will be used across all projects unless you want one particular term to be different from the global translated term.
There are a couple of ways to add terms to the Translation Manager. You can add new terms directly to the Translation Manager or by selecting terms from the Translation Terms Panel.
Let's add some terms directly to the Translation Manager.
Component level translation terms are only available in Vision.
Right click on the component and scroll down to Translations. The Translatable Terms panel will open and display all the terms for the specific component. Alternatively, you can right-click on the Root Container of a window and select Translations. The Translatable Terms Panel will display all the terms for all the components on the window.
In the Translatable Terms Panel, you have the option of adding your translation to the Component, Translation Manager global database, or marking it for translation at a later time. You'll notice under the Component Terms section of the Translatable Terms window that there are four columns; Component Description, Key, Component translation, and Global translation.
You'll see below, all the terms for the Multi-State Button, and none of the terms have translations added. If you don't see the language you want your terms translated to, click the Earth icon, and select the language (i.e., Spanish). You will then see a column for your component translation and global translation.
To add translations for your component terms, double click the row of your term (i.e. ON). In the Spanish Component box, enter the translation (i.e, EN). You also have the option of creating a global translation on the Translatable Terms Panel as well. Then, click the Back link, and repeat this step for all your terms.
Navigate to the folder where your exported files reside, and choose the English file from the Open window, and click Open.
You have the option of importing selected terms or all terms. Click either Import All or Import Selected depending on what terms you want to import.
Repeat this step to import each translation file. This example imports the Spanish translation file.
Be aware that existing terms will be overwritten by the imported term.