= XML Localization Interchange File Format. XML file format for exchanging localisation data within the translation management.

Underlying concept

The XLIFF format is a standard format based on XML for the exchange of localisation resources and is used in translation processes or as an export format for content management systems (CMS).

The basic idea is to generate a uniform localisation format that is independent of the localisation tool. An important feature of XLIFF is the definition of metadata for localization, which allows to better describe data, processes and workflows.

XLIFF is also used for the data exchange of translation memory systems (TMS).

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