Pangloss - a multilingual web-based glossary.


  use Pangloss;

  # there's much more to it than that, of course...


Pangloss is a terminology management system who's goal is to help translators produce consistent translations of common terms across multiple languages. The system allows users to search through and manage terms and their translations.

There are 4 main types of users:


Admins can create, remove, or modify user accounts, languages, categories, concepts and terms.


Translators can submit & modify term translations for a given concept.


Proofreaders can accept/reject/etc. term translations by modifying a term's status.

Generic users

Other users can search through the terms, but cannot modify any content.


Pangloss can be broken down into these parts:

The Application Model

In MVC terms, Pangloss::Application and its sub-components form the model of the system. It includes exception-handling and validation code for collections of the following objects:

Any action by the application classes results in a view of the system represented by a Pangloss::Application::View.

The Web Application

Pangloss::WebApp acts as the controller of the system. It takes in a request and passes it through a Pipeline of modules that talk to the Pangloss::Application to figure out an appropriate response. Most of the so-called business logic sits at this level.

By default Petal templates are used to present the application view to the user.

Pangloss::WebApp is configured by environment variables passed to Pangloss::Config. The controller is defined by a Pipeline::Config file.

The Shell

Pangloss has an off-line administration tool, pg_admin.


For detailed installation instructions, see Pangloss::Install or the INSTALL file.


Steve Purkis <>


Copyright (c) 2003, Quiup Ltd.

This module is free software; you can redistribute it or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


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