Can we get a bilingual file from a XML file?
Thread poster: Mohamed Kamel

Mohamed Kamel  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:50
English to Arabic
+ ...
Oct 22, 2010

Dear all,

The client has sent me a XML file and need it back as bilingual, can we get a bilingual file from the XML file? I work in SDL Trados Studio 2009 and want to get bilingual XML file.

I didn't use SDL Trados 2007 TagEditor as the ini file is not available for this XML file.


Direct link Reply with quote

Walter Blaser  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:50
French to German
+ ...
Every file opened in Studio becomes bilingual Oct 22, 2010

The basic workflow of Studio is to convert a source document - regardless of the source format (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, FrameMaker, XML, HTML, etc.) - to a bilingual file in the SDLXLIFF format. Whatever you do in the Editor of Studio is always done in the bilingual SDLXLIFF file. Only when you have finished your translation and use the command "Save as target", the bilingual SDLXLIFF document gets converted back to the original format.

If your client wants the bilingual file because he maybe wants to review it and use it to update his TM, simply send him the SDLXLIFF file, which you can very easily save using the command "Save as" in Studio.

In this sense there is no "bilingual XML file" as all bilingual files are the same, irrespective of the source format they have been generated from.


Direct link Reply with quote

To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Can we get a bilingual file from a XML file?

Advanced search

SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search