XLIFF Files for Articulate Rise 360 Translation

Articulate Rise 360 course text can be exported as an XLIFF (XLF) file, translated into the target language of choice, and then imported back into the course to achieve a translated course.

XLIFF (XML Localization Interchange File Format) is an XML-based file format created to standardize the way localizable data are passed between and among tools during a translation process and a common format for CAT tools (computer assisted tool) used by professional human translators. Use of CAT tools introduces many advantages into the translation process as they allow translator to recognize repeated text and thereby reduce costs associated with human translation services. Additionally CAT tools help to build in continuity and uniform treatment in larger volumes of text translation projects.

The Rise 360 translation process is described by the following steps:

Step 1: Duplicate Your Content

The first step is to duplicate the content you want to translate. The duplicate you create will become the translated version.

Step 2: Export the Content as an XLIFF File

Open the duplicate content you created in the previous step. Click Settings in the upper right corner and go to the Translations tab.

If you don’t need to preserve formatting you’ve applied to your text, deselect Include HTML formatting. This exports your content in easy to translate blocks of text. However, it doesn’t contain the coding necessary to maintain any formatting you’ve applied to that content.

Click Export XLIFF File and save the file to your computer.

If Include HTML formatting is selected above, you’ll see additional HTML tags and extra spaces in your XLIFF file. These are there to preserve your formatting when you import your translated file in Step 3. Send your XLIFF file to Affinity Translation, indicate your desired target language, and we’ll provide a quote for services.

Step 3: Import Translated Text

Open your duplicate content again. Click Settings in the upper right corner, go to the Translations tab, and click Import Translated Text. Select your translated XLIFF file and click Open. A message displays when your text is successfully imported.

Step 4: Translate Your Labels

Don’t forget to translate your buttons and other built-in navigational elements. Click Settings in the upper right corner and go to the Labels tab.

See also:

Articulate Rise 360 Translation Services

Articulate Storyline Translation Services