Which CAT-tools can open SDLXLIFF files?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

Fredrik Pettersson  Identity Verified
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Jan 3, 2014

Which CAT-tools can open SDLXLIFF files?

I have my SDL Trados Studio 2014 already setup with the five base languages, and am making an overview of past translation projects. But I can't check some terms I need to incorporate into this overview (I'm translating everything to my native language Swedish) because I didn't setup Studio with German now (which I have translated earlier).

So I need only any CAT-tool that I quickly can install and open my Studio SDLXLIFF file in so I can look up a few terms.

I tried in Wordfast Pro (demo mode), but it didn't find anything (I could open the SDLXLIFF).

Could Google Translator Kit work? Or any other CAT-tool that goes quick to install and works also in demo mode for searching a few terms?


Charlotte Farrell  Identity Verified
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MemoQ Jan 3, 2014

You should be able to in MemoQ and there's a 45 day free trial available.


ghislandi  Identity Verified
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English to Italian
Info Jan 3, 2014

Hello Frederik,
there is a way in Studio to go back and change thelanguages...

You can only work with five languages. To change your language selection at a later point, return the license, uninstall and reinstall, then activate your license again. This will take you back to the language selection window



Emma Goldsmith  Identity Verified
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Spanish to English
XBench Jan 3, 2014

Not a CAT tool, but...
XBench 3.0 opens SDLXLIFF files and you can search for terms there. By the way, XBench is also developing a very exciting Studio 2014 plug-in to increase search and QA capabilities seamlessly alongside Studio. I'm beta testing it at the moment, and it's changing the way I work!

You can get a 30-day demo of XBench. It gives you 30 days of use, not 30 calendar days, so you really have time to test it.


Selcuk Akyuz  Identity Verified
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almost all CAT tools Jan 3, 2014

Deja Vu X2, memoQ, CafeTran are just a few of them.


Local time: 08:02
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Check the SDL Open Exchange tools... Jan 3, 2014

... maybe there is one that opens these files (mainly to perform some special things) ? If you own Studio you should have access to these files from your account.




[Edited at 2014-01-03 14:27 GMT]



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SDL XLIff Converter for MS Office Jan 18, 2014

My weapon of choice, to convert sdlxliff to xls(x) and present source and target languages side by side in Excel in two columns.

Free SDL Open Exchange tool, fast and user friendly. And also usable with 'old' Studio versions!



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