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Supported file formats

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2014 02:16AM EET

Here is a list of the localization formats Transifex currently supports:

If you use a format that is not in the above list, let us know and we may be able to help you find a solution.


Transifex uses the UTF-8 encoding for most of the formats it supports. That is, all files that are uploaded to Transifex or downloaded from it have to be encoded in UTF-8.

The UTF-8 encoding is not used only in cases the format specification says so, like in the case of JAVA .properties files, where the encoding used is ISO-8859-1, or Apple .strings files, where the encoding is UTF-16.


The users can download the translated files in various modes, depending on what they need the file for.

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