Script to label numbered tags in SDLXLIFF
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

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Jul 24, 2015

Hello everyone

Today I had to translate an SDLXLIFF file in which certain words or phrases were marked in a certain colour and which carried a label "DO_NOT_TRANSLATE" in the tag.

I translate SDXLIFF files in WFC, and that means that I can see the numbered tags but I can't see what the tags' definitions are. In other words, I can't see if any given tag means "DO_NOT_TRANSLATE" -- all I see is the tag number, e.g. <g id=22">.

This prompted me to write a set of simple AutoIt scripts that add that information to the numbered tags and remove it afterwards (i.e. it turns <g id=22"> into <g id=22 {{{DO_NOT_TRANSLATE}}}">). This allows me to mark such words and phrases as non-translatable in WFC.

I'm not sure if this will be useful to anyone else, but here are the scripts:


[Edited at 2015-07-24 19:54 GMT]

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