XLIFF Localization Solutions
Standing for XML Localization Interchange File Format, XLIFF is a format for exchanging content and files for localization. It was designed from the ground up to facilitate communications between clients and localization service partners. XLIFF is an XML-based format that enables translators to concentrate on the text to be translated.
How does Translations.com make use of the XLIFF standard to the benefit of its clients?
- To distinguish localizable text from inline and structural formatting information. All structural formatting is extracted out of the translation file. All inline formatting gets genericized (making the translation process much more efficient).
- To store all relevant localization information for each translatable string. A set of tags and attributes encapsulate critical information about review comments, translation status, and word counts.
- To allow files to be updated by multiple applications.
To discuss how to put XLIFF efficiency to work in your localization process, please contact Translations.com today.