File Types Read, Write & Convert

Slate Desktop supports standards-based localization file formats. Your CAT tool extends Slate Desktop to access non-localization files (.docx, .xlsx, etc).

Slate Desktop supports standards-based localization file formats. Slate Desktop relies on the computer-assisted translation (CAT) tool to pre-process non-localization files (.docx, .xlsx, etc).

Reads file types

  • Text files with UTF-8 character encoding, Linux or Windows new line separators
  • Tab-delimited files are specialized Text file (as above) with one tab per line. Text left of the tab is the source language. Text right of the tab is target language.
  • Gettext .po and .mo files
  • TMX – translation memory exchange up to version 1.4b
  • XLIFF – XML Localization Interchange File Format version 1.2 (.xlf, .xliff, .sdlxliff, .mxliff, .mqxliff)

Writes file types

  • Text files with UTF-8 character encoding, Linux or Windows new line separators
  • Tab-delimited files are specialized Text file (as above) with one tab per line. Text left of the tab is the source language. Text right of the tab is target language.
  • TMX – translation memory exchange up to version 1.4b
  • XLIFF – XML Localization Interchange File Format version 1.2 (.xlf, .xliff, .mqxliff)

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