Files

Supported File Types

The file types below are currently supported by Smartling. Click the file name of each file type to learn how Smartling handles the content within the file, and what you can do to control it.

File Type Extension Max Size Visual Context Support
Android XML  .xml 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
ARB  .arb 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
CSV .csv 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
DITA .dita 10MB Simplified Textual Dita Context - not published form
Gettext

.pot or .po

(the original source should be .pot)

10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
HTML .html 10MB Automatically generated.
Dynamic.
InDesign .idml 100MB Automatically generated.
Dynamic.
iOS Strings .strings 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
iOS Plurals Localization Library .stringsdict 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
Java Property Files .properties 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
JSON .json 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
MadCap Flare ZIP Package .zip (containing .HTML) 1GB Automatically generated.
Static.
MadCap Lingo ZIP Package .zip (containing .xliff) 20MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
Markdown .md, .markdown 10MB Automatically generated.
Static.
Microsoft - Word .doc, .docx, .docm 50MB  Automatically generated.
Dynamic.
Microsoft - Excel .xlsx 10MB Automatically generated.
Dynamic.
Microsoft - PowerPoint .pptx 400MB  Automatically generated.
Complex - based on file size and elements. Uploading the file as a Job Attachment is recommended.
PDF* .pdf 100MB Automatically generated.
Static. (based on docx form)
Plain Text .txt 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
Qt Linguist .ts 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
RESX .resx, .resw 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
Scalable Vector Graphics .svg 100MB Automatically generated.
Static.
SubRip  .srt 10MB Available with an accompanying video upload
TMX ** .tmx 1GB not applicable
WebVTT .vtt 10MB Available with an accompanying video upload
XLIFF and XLIFF 2.0 .xlf, .xliff, .xml 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
XML  .xml 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.
YAML  .yaml, .yml 10MB None by default.
Manual upload or automatic integration recommended.

* It's best to acquire the file in its original format, such as one of the supported file types above (most commonly, InDesign or Microsoft Word), and translate that file.

** TMX files can be uploaded by managers with sufficient permissions using the Translation Memory Import flow.

Consult your Customer Success Manager about creating a custom upload template for any of the above file types. The custom upload template automatically applies specific directives of your choice to the file, upon upload to Smartling, saving you from having to manually apply the same directives to a certain file type.

Designer Application Integrations

Smartling also supports the translation of native files from the following design applications via our pre-built design plugins:

For more information, read Introduction to Connectors & Plugins.

 

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