What are XLF files and how to open them
Are you having problems opening an XLF 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 an XLF file?
An .XLF file is an XML Localization Interchange File Format file.
The XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) is an XML-based file format created for the localization and internationalization of software. It is an open standard developed by the OASIS international consortium, and it is an interchangeable format to carry translatable content along with its associated metadata between CAT (Computer-Assisted Translation) tools and localization environments.
XLIFF files are designed to make it easy to localize software and other content, by separating the translatable text from the source code and program-specific formatting. This allows translators to focus on the text, while developers can continue working on the program without interruption. XLIFF files are also designed to handle various type of translatable content, like plain text, html, rtf, or xml.
XLIFF is widely supported by localization software vendors and is used in many software development and localization workflows. Because of the flexibility of the format, it can be integrated into many types of development environment, like java, .net, android or iOS. The format is also used in different industry, like automotive, oil&gas, e-commerce, and many more.
How to open XLF files
Important: Different programs may use files with the XLF file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your XLF file is, you may need to try a few different programs.
While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested nine different XLF openers which you will find listed below.
Last updated: January 11, 2023
Various apps that use files with this extension
These apps are known to open certain types of XLF files. Remember, different programs may use XLF files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.
|Dashboards and Presentation Design||User submitted|
|XML Copy Editor||User submitted|
|Translation Workspace XLIFF Editor||User submitted|
|Crystal Xcelsius||User submitted|
|Multilingual App Toolkit||User submitted|
|Dashboard Design and Presentation Design||User submitted|
|CX Now||User submitted|
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