XLIFF Version 2.0 becomes an OASIS Standard

XLIFF Version 2.0 becomes an OASIS Standard

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The XML Localization Interchange File Format (XLIFF) version 2.0 has been approved as an OASIS Standard.

XLIFF 2.0, as the major new version of the only open standard bitext* format, is an important new advance in the area of localisation and internationalisation interoperability.

The Localisation Research Centre would like to extend congratulations to all members of the XLIFF 2.0 Technical Commmittee (TC) and to the community of implementers, developers and users who have worked so hard to achieve this. The LRC has a long history of supporting this interoperability area. The first XLIFF Symposium took place in Limerick back in 2010 as the pre-conference for LRC XV - organised by LRC/CNGL Researchers in collaboration with the XLIFF TC - and it was at this Symposium that the TC received input from the XLIFF implementer community and first shared and discussed the design principles of XLIFF 2.0. 

The XLIFF TC has active representatives of major corporations such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Lionbridge, and SDL. Other companies such as SAP, Intel, and Symantec were active on the TC in the past and helped approve the standard at the OASIS organizational level. Individual and associated members, such as the Committee Chair Bryan Schnabel, LRC affiliated researchers, such as the Editor and Secretary David Filip, also played important roles in developing and publishing the new standard.

Congratulations to all members of the XLIFF 2.0 Technical Committee



*Bi-text keeps source language and target language data in sync during localisation