XLIFF-2 Filter

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The XLIFF-2 Filter is an Okapi component that implements the IFilter interface for XLIFF 2.x (XML Localisation Interchange File Format) documents.

XLIFF v2 is an OASIS Standard that defines a file format for transporting translatable text and localization-related information across a chain of translation and localization tools.

The XLIFF 2.0 specification is at http://docs.oasis-open.org/xliff/xliff-core/v2.0/xliff-core-v2.0.html.

Processing Details

Basic support for XLIFF 2.x core

  • Extended Attributes and Namespaces
  • Segments and Ignorables
  • Inline Codes
  • Notes
  • Groups
  • XLIFF 2.x Metadata Module


Perform maximum validation when parsing — Select this option to ensure the XLIFF-2 parser used by the filter does the maximum verification of the format.
Needs Segmentation — Select this option to resegment any unit that is marked with canSegment="yes".


  • Skeleton not supported.
  • Rainbow Tkit merge does not preserve original segmentation.
  • Comments are lost in the merged document.
  • Original XML formatting lost in merged document.
  • Attributes can be reordered.
  • Attributes may be removed/added compared to the original depending on the default values and logic in the XLIFF 2 Toolkit.