Xliff Editor Highlights

Native, lightweight and powerful.

Powerful XML parser

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.

Native macOS Code

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!

Small and lightweight

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.

Intuitive file editing

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.

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Beautiful intuitive interface.

Intuitive and Informative interface - Get up and running in seconds.

Intuitive and Informative interface

Get up and running in seconds.

Highly configurable - Quickly customize to suit your workflow.

Highly configurable

Quickly customize to suit your workflow.

Powerful xml parser - Segmentation and inline tag support.

Powerful xml parser

Segmentation and inline tag support.

Xliff Editor Features

Small in size, Big in Features.

Major features

  • Native editor with small memory footprint
  • Custom built XML parser
  • Inline element protection
  • Segmentation, and Alt Trans support
  • Search and Replace
  • Highlighted fuzzy/regex search
  • Full undo/redo support
  • sdxliff read support with export to xliff
  • xlz support

Not so major, but still very nice

  • System spelling and grammar checking
  • Multiple concurrent file editing
  • Super clear and informative interface
  • Intuitive keyboard shortcuts
  • Highlighted user generated tags
  • Editable Notes
  • Localised in English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch
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Xliff Editor Questions

A quick introduction to L10n, and the xliff file format.

What is L10n?

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.

What is an xliff file?

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.

Why use Xliff Editor?

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.

What does Xliff Editor support?

  • macOS 10.14 or better (Catalina recommended)
  • xliff v1.2, sdxliff (read support), xlz
  • Localized for English, German, French, Spanish and Dutch