SIL File Type

- The quick facts

What are SIL files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a SIL file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a SIL file?

A .SIL file is a TSILang Translation file.

TSILang is a software localization product used to localize (translate) software products into multiple languages. It extracts text strings from the software source code, and the developer embeds some TSILang-code to replace the standard texts with translated versions based on user choice or detected system language. Translated text strings are stored in a plain-text SIL file, or sometimes in a binary format with file extension SIB.

How to open SIL files

We have identified one SIL opener that is compatible with this specific type of SIL file.

Programs that open TSILang Translation files

Last updated: December 26, 2019

Suggest another file format using extension SIL

While we know of one file format using the .SIL file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .SIL file.

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of SIL files. Remember, different programs may use SIL files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.