Supported File Types

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

Extension .svg
Smartling Identifier svg
Example sample.svg
Resources Official SVG Standards

 

SVG is an XML-based markup language for describing two-dimensional graphics applications and images, and a set of related graphics script interfaces.

File directives for inline and API Service configuration parameters are listed below.

Default Parsing

Each <text> element is parsed as a string. 

Preparing Content for Translation

Smartling recognizes text in SVG files that use the <text> element to signify text to be translated.  Only content in the <text> element will be ingested for translation. 

Before uploading the SVG into Smartling, it's best to open the file in a Text Editor application to view exactly what content is within the <text> element.

Unsupported Functions

  • HTML Parsing
  • Key/Variants
  • Plurals
  • Instructions
  • Excluding content within the<text> element

Directives

Format

<!-- smartling.[directive_name] = [value] -->

 

entity_escaping

Exact delivery depends on file type.

Values auto (default)
true (or yes)
false (or no)
Description Can control whether or not characters will be "escaped" into entities when delivering translations. This can be set universally for the whole file via API, or by setting the directive at the top/start of the file. The directive can also be placed inline to control the behavior of specific strings.
Examples  

To use inline:
<!-- smartling.entity_escaping = false -->

String:
<!-- smartling.entity_escaping = auto -->

XML Characters (always escaped)

Character (name) Escape sequence

< (less-than)

&lt;

> (greater-than)

&gt;

& (ampersand)

&amp;

' (apostrophe or single quote)

&apos;

" (double-quote)

 &quot;

For example, your translation might look like this:
Smartling HTML escaping < > & " ' example string4

By default, using the "auto" setting, we would assume this is HTML from the < > tag, and it would be converted to:
Smartling HTML escaping &lt; &gt; &amp; &quot; &apos example string4

Using smartling.entity_escaping = false would allow Smartling HTML escaping < > & " ' example string4 to appear as it should.

translate_paths

Values  A comma-separated list of paths to be captured as strings for translation. 
Description

When included in this list, all plain text within the specified tag will be considered a translatable string. Optionally, you can append a “.” and a relevant attribute name to the path to translate tag attributes with the file. You can end the path with a trailing slash, “/” and it will treat all child nodes as translatable (content must still be text within a tag). 

* wildcards are supported

This directive is optional, as any content in the <text> element will be ingested for translation. 
This directive does not override or exclude content in the <text> element from being translated.

Examples 

<!-- smartling.translate_paths = data/localize/string, data/*/root/,data/localize.title, --> 

Smartling will translate content in the data/localize/string & data/any/root nodes. The title attribute of the data/localize node will also be translated.

 

placeholder_format_custom

Values 1) Custom Perl compatible regular expression.
2) NONE - disables any current custom placeholders 
Description  Specifies a custom placeholder format. Any text in your file matching the regular expression you provide will be captured as a placeholder.
Examples 

<!-- smartling.placeholder_format_custom = \[.+?\] -->

Any characters surrounded by square brackets will be treated as a placeholder.

 

placeholder_format

Values  NONE; C; IOS; PYTHON; JAVA; YAML; QT, RESX 
Description  Used to specify a standard placeholder format. 
Examples 

<!-- smartling.placeholder_format = IOS -->

Specifies iOS-style placeholders for the file.

See Placeholders in Resource Files for more on placeholders.

 

whitespace_trim

Values 

on|yes|true or off|no|false or leading|trailing

The default value is on

Description 

A whitespace is any character or series of characters that represent horizontal or vertical space in typography. When rendered, a whitespace character is not a visible mark, but does occupy an area or space on a page.

Although whitespaces are necessary within a string (typically to separate words), unnecessary whitespaces can be found at the start of a string (leading) and at the end of a string (trailing).

With this directive, you can trim whitespaces, as it enables or disables whitespace trim management for the ingested strings.

By default, the leading and trailing whitespaces are trimmed.

You can choose to disable trimming or specify trimming for leading or trailing whitespaces.

The directive can be used inline or as the API request parameter.

Examples 

smartling.whitespace_trim=on

Smartling will trim leading and trailing whitespaces (default)

smartling.whitespace_trim=off

Smartling will not trim leading or trailing whitespaces

smartling.whitespace_trim=leading

Smartling will trim only leading whitespaces

smartling.whitespace_trim=trailing

Smartling will trim only trailing whitespaces

 

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