SDL Trados Studio - Unable to open sdl xliff file
Thread poster: Shakir Azeem

Shakir Azeem
India
Local time: 14:03
English to Tamil
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Oct 15, 2011

Hi,

I am in the middle of the project and Trados fails to open the sdlxliff file. Error msg:

Unexpected error when detecting file type '.sdlxliff': '.', hexadecimal value 0x00, is an invalid character. Line 127731, position 12.

I have tried with

1. doing the Trados update
2. restarting the computer
3. renaming the file & opening it
4. changing back to the actual name and opening it
5. In addition, I have deleted temp folders & junk using Ccleaner and tried agn.

Nothing helps. Although, file naming is proper, and format is correct.

I will be glad to get help in overcoming this glitch.

Thank you in advance.
Shakir


 

Bernard Lieber  Identity Verified
Local time: 10:33
English to French
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Check the following link Oct 15, 2011

http://kb.sdl.com/display/2/index.aspx?c=&cpc=&cid=&t=&r=0.654373526573181

 

Shakir Azeem
India
Local time: 14:03
English to Tamil
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Many many thanks Oct 16, 2011

Thanks for timely help Bernard!
That really worked, and worked easily & quickly!

Many many thanks to Jerzy Czopik. Also thanks to Alain (aldo3) who raised the same issue earlier.

ref:
http://bel.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/187210-cannot_open_translated_sdlxliff_file_:_unexpected_error_message.html

Shakir


 

Mariusz Lasota
Local time: 10:33
English to Polish
Please privide the link again Oct 26, 2011



Hi Bernard, could you please tell me how you fixed the issue? The link you provided is dead now.

Thanks!


 

Smartidiom
Portugal
Local time: 09:33
English to Portuguese
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Unexpected error when detecting file type Nov 24, 2012

Hi Bernard.

Please do tell me how did you fix this issue. The link you provided doesn't work anymore and I desperately need to solve this issue. Thank you so much! Carla


 

Shakir Azeem
India
Local time: 14:03
English to Tamil
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Regenerate the file using TM Nov 24, 2012

Hi Carla,

The solution is here:

http://bel.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/187210-cannot_open_translated_sdlxliff_file_:_unexpected_error_message.html

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/209947-sdl_trados_studio_unable_to_open_sdl_xliff_file.html

http://www.proz.com/forum/sdl_trados_support/209947-sdl_trados_studio_unable_to_open_sdl_xliff_file.html#1823681

Hope it helps. You just have to open a new sdl_xliff file (bilingual file) for the source file. Then, regenerate it using the TM (use Ctrl + t).


Shakir


 

Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 03:33
English to Spanish
The way I've fixed this problem: Nov 25, 2012

1. Open Trados Studio (mine is 2009).
2. Upload (open) the TM you're going to use.
3. Open the original file *.docx.
4. Start translating (two segments, for example).
5. Save as... *.sdlxliff.

(Later on you can also save as target in *.docx should you need it.)

Hope it works for you as it did for me.

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