Files with xlf file extension are localizations and translations in the XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF).

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XLF file extension - XLIFF document

What is xlf file? How to open xlf files?

File type specification:

Text file type icon Text file type

The xlf file extension is mainly used for the XML Localisation Interchange File Format.

XLF is an XML-based format that enables translators to concentrate on the text to be translated. Likewise, since it's a standard, manipulating XLIFF files makes localization engineering easier: once you have converters written for your source file formats, you can simply write new tools to deal with XLIFF and not worry about the original file format. It also supports a full localization process by providing tags and attributes for review comments, the translation status of individual strings, and metrics such as word counts of the source sentences.

The XLIFF format grew out of a collaboration between a number of companies, including Sun Microsystems, but was soon brought under the management of an OASIS Technical Committee.

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Updated: July 20, 2020

The default software associated to open xlf file:

OmegaT picture or screenshot

OmegaT  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
OmegaT project

OmegaT is a free translation memory application written in Java. It is a tool intended for professional translators.

Swordfish Translation Editor icon

Swordfish Translation Editor  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:

Swordfish Translation Editor is a CAT (Computer Aided Translation) tool based on XLIFF 1.2 open standard.

Help how to open:

Use OmegaT or similar text editor that can parse XLF format to open and edit .xlf document files.

How to convert:

Use OmegaT to trasform XLIFF document to other formats.

Related links:

XLIFF review

List of software applications associated to the .xlf file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open xlf file, edit xlf file, convert xlf file, view xlf file, play xlf file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting xlf files.

Software that open xlf file - XLIFF document

Programs supporting the exension xlf on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for open xlf file action.

Microsoft Windows:

Main software associated with xlf file by default:
Swordfish Translation Editor small icon Swordfish Translation Editor
Other suggested software:
Sublime Text small icon Sublime Text
Atom small icon Atom
NotePad++ text editor small icon NotePad++ text editor
PSPad small icon PSPad

Apple macOS / Mac OS X:

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