OASIS XML Localisation Interchange File Format (XLIFF) TC

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Advancing a multi-lingual data exchange standard for localisation

Bryan Schnabel, bryan.s.schnabel@tektronix.com, Chair
David Filip, filipd@tcd.ie, Secretary
Tom Comerford, tom@supratext.com, Secretary

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Please join us at the next XLIFF Symposium in Montreal.

7.5th Symposium at FEISGILTT Montreal Edition


Montreal, 26 October, 2016

The Symposium will be colocated with 5.5th #FEISGILTT @ #LocWorld32 Montreal 2016 in Hotel Bonaventure Montreal.

Call for Papers

If you wish to speak please submit your proposal here:


Registration information:

Registration is available through the LocWolrd webpage. Registration for the main conference is NOT required.

Registration of FragID prefixes for Extensions

If you are using your own extension elements or attributes in XLIFF 2, and the extension has identifiers, you must register the prefix corresponding to your extension's namespace so tools can point to the element following the Fragment Identifier mechanism of XLIFF 2.0.



The purpose of the OASIS XLIFF TC is to define, through extensible XML vocabularies, and promote the adoption of, a specification for the interchange of localisable software and document based objects and related metadata.

For more information, see the TC Charter and FAQ


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Technical Work Produced by the Committee

Latest approved version

XLIFF 2.0 Schemas

Previous approved version

XLIFF 1.2 Schemas

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XLIFF TC Wiki page

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