How to translate content using XML?

Hello,

I have created a project in German with several slides. Now I want that the translation is done by an external company. This company needs an XML-File instead of the Word-File.

When I export the *.xliff-document it show content like the one below (also attached). Could you help me please with the following questions?

  • The header of the *.xliff shows source-language="en-US" target-language="ge-DE". This is not true as the source language is German. Can I change these project settings somewhere in Articulate Storyline? 
  • How should the translation company make their translation? Should the text - like Dies ist der Titel - be overwritten or do I have to insert new xml-items like <target>This is the title</target>? If I simply replace the text and import the file afterwards, the import-action shows a success-message but the text is not changed.

Source from the *.xliff-dokument

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>
<xliff>
  <file original="C:\Users\User\Documents\My Articulate Projects\Test-Translation.story" source-language="en-US" target-language="ge-DE" datatype="xml">
    <header>
      <tool tool-id="Storyline" tool-name="Storyline" tool-company="Articulate Global" tool-version="1.0" />
    </header>
    <body>
      <trans-unit id="68ss6Hc0d1u.Name" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US">Untitled Scene</source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
      <trans-unit id="5oaGxGuPwc7" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US"><x id="0" ctype="x-{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang3079{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Articulate;}}{\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;}"/><x id="0" ctype="x-\viewkind4\uc1\pard\qc\cf1\lang1033\f0\fs48 "/>Dies ist der Titel<x id="1" ctype="x-\par"/></source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
      <trans-unit id="5pSdHWAStwD" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US"><x id="0" ctype="x-{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang3079{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fcharset0 Articulate;}}{\colortbl ;\red0\green0\blue0;}"/><x id="0" ctype="x-\viewkind4\uc1\pard\cf1\lang1033\f0\fs24 "/>Dies ist der Inhalt<x id="1" ctype="x-\par"/></source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
      <trans-unit id="5vX9vZduOHE.Name" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US">Dies ist der Titel</source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
      <trans-unit id="5ukY68CYxFf.Name" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US">Question Bank 1</source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
      <trans-unit id="ProjectTitle.Title" xml:space="preserve" approved="no">
        <source xml:lang="en-US">Test-Translation</source>
        <target state="new" xml:lang="de-DE" />
      </trans-unit>
    </body>
  </file>
</xliff>

27 Replies
Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Laurie,

What version of Storyline are you using? It looks like the issue where a Bullet point disappears after importing XLIFF 1.2 back into Storyline was fixed for Storyline 360 (Update 10) and Storyline 3 (Update 3). 

Let us know if you're still running into it, and we will want to take a look at your files. 

Lauren Connelly

Hi all!

For those running into an issue where bullet points were disappearing after importing XLIFF 1.2 back into Storyline 360, I wanted to let you know this has been fixed in Storyline 360 (Build 3.49.24347.0)!

To take advantage of this fix, please update Storyline 360 in your Articulate 360 desktop app. You'll find the steps here!