Native, lightweight and powerful.
Not all Xliff editors have been created equally. We've custom built our own XML parser to read even the most complex Xliff v1.2 files. Xliff Editor effortlessly handles Segmentation, Inline tags and Alternate translations.
Xliff Editor is a first class citizen on macOS, and built to be fast! Created using macOS native APIs, you can be sure that Xliff Editor works just as you would expect. File duplication, undo support and inbuilt spell checker is all baked in!
At less than 2Mb, Xliff Editor is a lightweight. But don't be fooled by it's small size. We've optimized the code to be as effficient as possible, freeing up disk space and keeping memory usage to the absolute bare minimum.
Handy keyboard shortcuts make navigating the file hierarchy a breeze. Finding localization strings is super easy with the fuzzy and regex search. We've even added in read support for the SDL Trados file format.
Small in size, Big in Features.
A quick introduction to L10n, and the xliff file format.
L10n is shorthand for localization. ie... the letter 'L' then 10 more letters then the letter 'n'. Localization is the process of translating apps, websites or even video games into multiple languages. This can involve formatting of interfaces to accomodate different string lengths; conversion into local currencies; adaption of time/date/address/phone number formats; and possibly even totally reworking interfaces to better adapt to local culture and expectations.
An xliff file is a standardized file format based on XML, used to represent localization data. In its simplest form the original ( source) string is stored as well as its translated ( target) complement. Xliff files enable localization to be much more user friendly, and less error prone than manual translation. Xliff files can be identified by the extensions .xliff or .xlf. SDL Trados ( .sdlxliff) also uses the xliff format, but includes some custom extensions to the format.
Because it's fast to load, easy to use, and has a low memory footprint. Did we forget to mention Inline tag protection, Fuzzy search, intuitive shortcuts, multiple concurrent file editing and native spell checker. It also has some pretty nice customizations you can use to better suit your workflow.