How does the XML Files Configuration work ?


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The Flavius platform allows its users to translate any XML files. In order to separate useful data from useless data, Flavius has implemented a feature which enables you to decide which parts of your XML file should be translated and which ones should not be modified.

This feature is based on the Xpath standard (, which determines the address of the node to be translated in your XML file.

Consequently, only the data contained in a node matched by the Xpath will be extracted to be translated.

In all the other nodes, the data will be ignored and hence not translated.

Proper nouns give an illustrating example of the utility of this feature: we don’t need to translate them !

To get accustomed to this technology, please find here a txt file along with an example and the detailed explanations : XML. If you want to extract the XML parts and test them, don’t forget to save it as an XML file first.

Now that your know how to write an XML configuration file, here is the  customization process of your XML files:

1)      Import your XML custom templates :

-          Go to your Dashboard and then to the section “XML configuration files”

-          Click on “Manage XML conf.files

-          Upload your configuration file by clicking on   

-          Once you have uploaded your new XML configuration file, you can delete it, update it (by uploading a new configuration file) or download it unto your computer.

2)      Go back to your dashboard and create a new job. Go to “My multilingual files” section and upload the XML file you want to custom by the previous configuration file.

3)      Choose the option (custom) Nameofyourconfigurationfile in “File type” dropdown menu.

4)      Finish selecting the translation options  (languages, …)

5)      At the end of the process, you will obtain a zipped file containing your translated XML file as well as the original file.


Now you can easily manage the translation of your XML files !


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