Translate Déjà Vu's XLIFF External View files in Trados Studio

In the following tutorial, we will see how to send XLIFF external views from a Déjà Vu X3 project in order to get it translated by a SDL Studio user.

I: Exporting an XLIFF file out of a Déjà Vu X3 project

Once the project has been created and prepared, use the Divide & Dispatch module or the Export dialog box to send the work to the colleague(s) of your choice.

  1. Click on File>Share>XLIFF
  2. Choose XLIFF as the outgoing format.
  3. Store it in the folder of your choice and click on OK.
  4. Wait for the completion bar to be completed and click on Close.
  5. You are ready to send the exported XLIFF file to the translator.

II: Translating an XLIFF External view using SDL Studio

  1. Open SDL Studio, prepare your files and create a new project.
  2. Make sure the project source and target languages match those of the file you received.
  3. Add the XLIFF file you received as the translatable file (process it like you would process any other “classic” format).

  4. When ready, click on Next. The file is now translatable.
  5. Once the file has been translated, click on File>Save Target As…
  6. Save the file in the folder of your choice. Make sure it saves an XLIFF file (.xlf, not .SDLXLIFF).


    When saving the XLIFF file from Studio, make sure to select the Unicode-UTF8 encoding option.

III: Importing a translated XLIFF file back into a Déjà Vu X3 project

  1. Open the project, click on File>Share>Reimport
  2. Search for the folder containing the translated XLIFF file, select it and click on Open.
  3. The following window opens. Click on OK once you have chosen the content you want to import.
  4. The translated content appears in the target section of the translation grid.
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