Proper way to access translations of IFC entities?

When you browse the HTML version of the IFC documentation, you get access to the explanations and translations.

https://standards.buildingsmart.org/IFC/RELEASE/IFC4/ADD2_TC1/HTML/link/ifcairterminal.htm

However, the XSD or Express schemes only contain the main English entities and attributes. Propertysets are in external XML files and the translation terms are… somewhere else?

I understand that the documentation is generated from IfcDoc which is used to organise the schema and edit the descriptions. I was under the impression that the bSDD would help us to access terms and their translations. But I cannot retrieve them anymore.

Is there support for translations of terms in the current version of bSDD?

https://search.bsdd.buildingsmart.org

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Yes, @stefkeB . It is an ongoing project within the bSI regarding entity translation in several languages using an efficient digitally-based method. Our chapter is also collaborating with it. I suggest you ask @jwouellette and maybe he can provide you update info about its current progress.

The official translations are developed and maintained on https://translations.buildingsmart.org/

Publication of approved translations are published on GitHub, in bSDD and through an API.

Translations can be provided by everyone (feel free to help!).
Chapters are organising proofreading.

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