Getting Around "Misused" XML

Track: Technical | T8 |
Thursday, June 10, 2021, 9:00am – 9:45am
Held in: Jujama 2
Angelika Zerfaß - zaac

XML itself, as well as XLIFF and other XML-based file formats are very common in the translation industry. Usually, our translation tools can deal well with them but every now and then the file developer has a creative idea of what else they can do with XML. This can lead to error messages, incompatibilities, and the necessity of pre- or post-process of the files. In this presentation we will show some real-life examples of the difficulties that can arise when XML and XLIFF are not created as expected, together with some possible workarounds.

Takeaways: Participants will understand what translation tools expect from XML-based file formats; what to look for when checking the translatability of XML-based files; and discover that the presented solutions/workarounds are easy to implement.