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.
- Click on File>Share>XLIFF
- Choose XLIFF as the outgoing format.
- Store it in the folder of your choice and click on OK.
- Wait for the completion bar to be completed and click on Close.
- You are ready to send the exported XLIFF file to the translator.
II: Translating an XLIFF External view using SDL Studio
- Open SDL Studio, prepare your files and create a new project.
- Make sure the project source and target languages match those of the file you received.
- Add the XLIFF file you received as the translatable file (process it like you would process any other “classic” format).
- When ready, click on Next. The file is now translatable.
- Once the file has been translated, click on File>Save Target As…
Save the file in the folder of your choice. Make sure it saves an XLIFF file (.xlf, not .SDLXLIFF).
IMPORTANT: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
- Open the project, click on File>Share>Reimport
- Search for the folder containing the translated XLIFF file, select it and click on Open.
- The following window opens. Click on OK once you have chosen the content you want to import.
- The translated content appears in the target section of the translation grid.