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Subject: RE: [xliff] XLIFF 2.0 Core

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Yves Savourel [mailto:ysavourel@translate.com]
> Sent: Friday, April 08, 2011 9:11 AM
> To: xliff@lists.oasis-open.org
> Subject: RE: [xliff] XLIFF 2.0 Core

Hi Yves,

> > It is my understanding that XLIFF can be used in these situations:
> > 1. A format that product development can create to provide
> > translatable text to be translated.
> > 2. A format that can be used within a tool set to manage the
> > translation of the content.
> > 3. A format that one tool set can export which would then be
> > imported into another set of tools.
> I'm not sure #2 applies. If they keep their data within a unique toolset there
> is little advantage in using anything but some proprietary format it would
> seems. They only reason would if they want to be ready for #3.

I use XLIFF format to keep the data used by my translation tools. That's case #2 in David's list.

By using XLIFF as internal data format, there is no need to export/import anything for exchanging data with another tool (case #3), the data is ready to use.

Rodolfo M. Raya   <rmraya@maxprograms.com>
Maxprograms      http://www.maxprograms.com

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