Studio 2014 error when trying to open a file
Thread poster: Lucia Messuti

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Sep 3, 2015

Hello collegues,
I've just switched from Studio 2009 to Studio 2014.
I've installed it and everything looked fine.

But one of my clients, sending me sdlxliff files (they have studio 2014) get an error when they receive translated files from me and they cannot open the file.

This error is "Name cannot beging with ' ' character, hexadecimal...."

This is strange as later, I re-save the file and magically it is fine.

I usually do the following:

- File > Translate Single Document
- Save (with the Disk icon or "save as")

It creates an SDLXLIFF file - an SDLPROJ file and a Folder (in italian it is Cartella di file). The SDLXLIFF file extension has the extension of the source original file (ex, xls, docx) while the SDLPROJ file extension is for instance en-GB_it-it (whih are source and target languages).

This is very annoying as I never know if the file is ok or not. This didn't jhappen with Studio 2009.

Do you have any idea?


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Local time: 08:10
Name cannot begin with character, hexadecimal value Sep 3, 2015

Hello Lucia,

This is Guillaume from SDL.

There is an article about this error message in our Knowledge Base, with a resolution:

If you have further questions, you can contact via our Chat (

Kind regards,


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