Localizing Proprietary XML Formats

Best practices for designing localization-friendly XML formats and translating proprietary XML-based formats.

This 50-minute webinar explores best practices for designing localization-friendly XML formats and translating content in proprietary XML-based formats.


The webinar provides hands-on, practical information for XML designers, content authors and localization professionals having to deal with translating content contained in proprietary XML-based formats.

Most of the formats used and localized today are XML-based, and thanks to the capabilities of standards such as XLIFF or DITA, provide for a smooth and efficient localization process, leading to high levels of content leverage. At the same time, there is an ever-increasing occurrence of proprietary XML-based formats, such as those used in a wide range of CMS systems, which are much less amenable to efficient localization.

This webinar provides actionable insights into how to work with such formats. Specifically, it addresses the following:

  • How to identify, extract and process localizable content in proprietary formats
  • Parser modifications, creating new parsers or XML pre/post-processing
  • How to identify internal and external elements
  • How to handle meta-information
  • How to protect elements in embedded markup content
  • How to process multilingual files
  • How to handle pre-formatted content and white-spaces
  • Recommendations for encoding and bidirectional languages

About the Presenter

The webinar was presented by Tomas Franc, Moravia's Global Knowledge Leader. In this role, Tomas supports the company's production teams with best practices related to the overall localization process. With Moravia for over 13 years, he has held senior positions in the area of localization engineering, testing, and solution development.


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