Articulate Rise XLIFF File Translation Problems

When Articulate Rise courses are exported to an XLIFF file to be used for translation there’s a course ID included in the file. After translation of the XLIFF file it must be imported back into the very same Articulate Rise course it was exported from in the first place (containing the same course ID). If something occurs to change the course ID (e.g., the course is duplicated) then the translated XLIFF file cannot be imported back in correctly. So it’s important that no changes are made to an Articulate Rise course after the export for translation.

If the course ID changes then a professional translator should still be able to recover the project assuming a CAT (computer aided translation) tool was used. If no changes have occurred to the actual course text then the translation memory will recognize the translated text in a new XLIFF file export from the course containing a new ID.

This issue presented itself for us recently when a customer changed the course files after sending us the files for a translation project into multiple language. We were eventually able to regenerate the translated XLIFF files unique to each duplicated course/language. It did take some time to figure this out but it eventually worked and the project was recovered/successful with no need for retranslating any text.

See also: Articulate Rise translation services