Our new LXLIFF format provides the following information and features with the SDL Trados Studio Packages generated in Smart Editor:
Segment status – (whether a segment translation has been completed or is still in draft) *
- Segment character limitations
- Segment comments
- Segment baseline information – (basic info about translation origin: whether it came from a human, MT, or TM; and if the latter, the match percentage)
- Segment meta data indicating whether tag-reorder is allowed **
- Text formatting is shown as WYSIWYG – Bold /Italic / Underline **
* Importing segment statuses in Smart Editor will NOT be supported at launch, with all segments showing as “Approved” instead. The next update to Smart Editor will include full two-way status synchronization. With this release, statuses will remain available in LXLIFF and visible in SDL Trados Studio.
** For further details, see below about the SDL Trados Studio plugin.
The LanguageWire plugin for SDL Trados Studio
To further improve your translation experience, we have developed our very own plugin for SDL Trados Studio. Installing the plugin is NOT a prerequisite for working with us, but we highly recommend doing so.
With the plugin installed, you can enjoy the following benefits:
- All of the aforementioned meta information will be delivered to the SDL Trados Studio editor where it provides the most value
- WYSIWYG text formatting – bold / italic / underline can be freely applied
- Easily validate and comply with segment length restrictions
- Easily validate tag order after re-ordering
Note that these new features will only be available for packages and LXLIFF files exported AFTER this latest update. Previously exported packages and XLIFF files will not include the necessary meta information.
SDL Trados Studio plugin installation
Download the plugin here.
The plugin is compatible with all versions of SDL Trados Studio from 2017 and onwards.
The installation process is very straight-forward.
- Download the .sdlplugin file from here.
- Double-click the file and follow the installation wizard.
- Click Next:
- Accept the Terms and Conditions:
- Select version and installation folder:
If you have multiple versions of SDL Trados Studio installed, select the one you would like to use with the plugin.
The default installation folder (All your domain machines) will work in most scenarios and allows roaming profiles.
- Click OK to finish the installation process:
- The plugin is now visible in the plugin management interface: