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Tech Tip: What is XLIFF?
PRODUCT: 4D Developer | VERSION: 11 | PLATFORM: Mac & Win
Published On: July 2, 2008

XLIFF (XML Localization Interchange File Format) is a standard XML-based format that enables localization. It supports a full localization process by providing tags and attributes for review comments, the translation status and metrics such as word counts.

XLIFF replaces STR# resources in 4D v11 SQL.

4D v11 SQL supports the XLIFF standard for the localization of interface text and titles.
You can use XLIFF for:

- Object Names in the Property List of the Form editor.
- Window Titles in the Form Properties dialog box.
- Static Text, such as checkboxes, button titles, etc.
- Menu editor
- Help Tips editor

To download a set of tools to help with the conversion process refer to:
4D Pop Collection

For more information about the XLIFF standard refer to:

For the latest information on the 4D XLIFF support please see the documentation page: