SDL Trados Studio

Supported Languages and Files

Supported Languages

SDL Trados Studio 2021 supports the widest range of languages and file formats so that you are fully equipped to work on any project. You can check if Studio supports a particular language by clicking here.

Supported File Types

SDL has invested over 35 years into filter development to provide users with the widest choice of file compatibility. Our filters give you the ability to work with over 50 different file types – you will never have to turn down a translation project due to file compatibility ever again.

Can’t see your file format listed? Visit our SDL AppStore, where you can find many more file filters for third party applications and other CAT tools.

Adobe PDF

PDF (Please note that SDL Trados Studio will open a PDF and save it either as a bilingual file or as a Microsoft Word translated file) 

Two file types are available, one based on SolidDocuments and one based on Iris (available from SDL AppStore).

Adobe FrameMaker

MIF

Adobe InDesign

CS4 - CC 

Interchange format files (INX) 

InDesign Markup Language (IDML)

Adobe Photoshop (beta)

*.psd; *.pdd; *.psdt

Adobe InCopy

CS4 - CC 

InCopy Markup Language (ICML)

Email

MSG, OFT, EML, EMLX

Embedded Content

Embedded content refers to compound file types where one type contains content in another file type. Examples of such file types in Studio are: XML embedded in HTML, plain text in XML or HTML, HTML or XML in Microsoft Excel, and compound MS Office documents (e.g. Excel sheet embedded in a Word document).

Generic delimited text

CSV, CAT files

Generic Text

TXT

Google Docs

Google documents are handled as part of both the OpenDocument as well as the Microsoft Word 2007-2016 file type.

HTML

Including Active Server Pages (ASP), Active Server.NET (ASP.NET), Java Server Pages (JSP) and Include files (INC)

JAVA***

Java Properties

JSON

JavaScript Object Notation

Markdown

*.md, *.markdown

MemoQ XLIFF files

MQLIFF

Microsoft Excel 2000 - 2003

XLS, XLT

Microsoft Excel 2007 - 2016

XLSX, XLTX, XLSM 

Bilingual/Multilingual Excel

Microsoft Word 2000 - 2003

DOC, DOT, RTF

Microsoft Word 2007 - 2016

PPTX, PPSX, POTX, PPSM, PPTM, POTM

Microsoft PowerPoint 2000-2003

PPT, PPS, POT

Microsoft PowerPoint 2007-2016

PPTX, PPSX, POTX, PPSM, PPTM, POTM

Microsoft .NET ***

Based on RESX and XAML

Microsoft Visio

2016

OpenDocument

ODT, ODS, ODP 

Including, Google Docs, LibreOffice, Text Document and IBM Lotus Symphony applications.

PageMaker

Tagged files TXT*

Portable Object

.po

QuarkXPress7-9**

QuarkXPress tagged files QSC, XTG, TTG, TAG

QuickSilver 3.0*

IASCII versions 8.5 and 8.6

RESX***

The .NET XML-based resource

SDLX files

ITD bilingual files

SDL Trados Studio files

SDLXLIFF bilingual files

Legacy Trados files****

Legacy bilingual Word documents, DOC, DOCX 

TTX bilingual files 

ITD bilingual files

SGML

SGM, SGML

StarOffice

SXW, SXC, SXI

Subrip files

*.srt

Ventura*

Tagged files TXT 

Workbench RTF

XHTML

HTML, HTM

XLIFF

XLIFF 1.2 and 2.0 files 

XLIFF documents (XLF) 

memoQ XLIFF

XML, XSL

DITA, Author-IT XML 

MadCap Flare files 

Docbook and W3C ITS (International Tag Set)

YAML

YAML, YML

* Supported through S-Tagger and Tracom add-ons included in SDL Trados Studio 2021 as integrated applications. 

** QuarkXPress 7-9 files, including Unicode encoded files, are supported through the third-party application CopyFlow from Napsys. For more information, please visit napsys.com. 

*** SDL Passolo is recommended for best handling .NET formats

**** Supported through the SDL Trados Compatibility and Migration Power Pack app, available to download off the SDL AppStore.