Swordfish Translation Editor
Swordfish III is an advanced CAT (Computer Aided Translation) tool based on
XLIFF 1.2 open standard, designed for demanding professional
Swordfish III supports exchanging TMX (Translation
Memory eXchange), the vendor-neutral open XML standard for the exchange
of Translation Memory (TM) data created by Computer Aided Translation
(CAT) and localization tools, originally published by LISA (Localisation
Industry Standards Association).
Swordfish includes a super fast Internal database server and integrated
support for RemoteTM
in its two editions:
LAN Server and
Web Server. You can also use
third party database engines like Oracle 10g, MySQL 5.x and Microsoft SQL
Server 2005/2008 for storing TM and terminology data.
Swordfish has a rich feature set, including:
Broad range of supported file formats
The file formats currently supported by Swordfish III are:
- Adobe InDesign Interchange (INX)
- Adobe InDesign IDML (CS4/CS5)
- DITA Maps
- Microsoft Office 2007/2010/2013
- Microsoft Visio 2007/2010
- MIF (Maker Interchange Format)
- OpenOffice/StarOffice 1.x, 2.x and 3.x
- Plain Text
- RTF (Rich Text Format)
- Tagged RTF
- Trados TTX
- TXML (Wordfast PRO)
- XML (Generic)
- XML, with ready to use configuration files for:
- DITA 1.0 and 1.1
- DocBook 3.x, 4.x and 5.x
- Word 2003 ML
- Java Properties
- PO (Portable Objects)
- .ts (Qt Linguist Translation Source)
- RC (C/C++ Resources
- ResX (.NET Resources)
The XLIFF filter for XML supports custom configuration. Users can
define conversion rules for almost any XML vocabulary.
Swordfish licenses are affordable and portable. Licenses can
be transferred from one computer to another in seconds. Buy one
license and use it in the computer you have at hand. A
Swordfish license can be used in any operating system
where Swordfish runs.
For Freelancers, Agencies, Students and
Swordfish licenses are available in four flavours:
professional translators, Individual Licenses are a
one time purchase that includes free upgrades to all future
versions of Swordfish.
taking tertiary courses in disciplines related to
translation and localization can purchase Student
Licenses with a 60% discount.
translation agencies, a Swordfish Site License allows
up to 20 simultaneous users at a great price.
wishing to equip their translation/localization laboratories
with Swordfish can request free Campus Licenses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compatible with other CAT tools
Swordfish supports the most common formats used for exchanging
natively. Accepts version 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2
uncleaned (tagged) RTF produced by Trados or Wordfast and
generates uncleaned RTF from regular RTF files.
converts received Trados TTX files to XLIFF and back.
Swordfish has built-in capabilities for
segmenting TTX files.
collaboration with translators using CAT tools that don't
support XLIFF but support TTX format via exporting
Swordfish's XLIFF files as TTX and importing translations
from the translated TTX files.
trip (TXML-> XLIFF -> TXML) of Wordfast PRO
Good technical support is an essential part of any software product.
At Maxprograms we are proud of our support service. In fact, the
quality of our support service is one of our strongest selling
Visit our Support
page and check the support options we provide.
In-Context Exact Matches
Easily reuse translations by importing them from previously
translated XLIFF files. Swordfish extracts translations for
individual segments, considering previous and following ones as
With Swordfish you are free to customize your translation
environment. You can, for example, set your preferences for:
- Fonts and colors
- Keyboard shortcuts
- Language Codes
- Segmentation Rules
- Conversion rules for XML files
- Custom XML catalogs
Complete Segment Filtering
Swordfish lets translators hide/show segments filtering on
multiple status options, like: is translatable, has translation, has
comments, is approved, etc.
Swordfish generates HTML views from XLIFF files that lets
translators/reviewers proof read comfortably in the system's default
web browser. The generated HTML can be customized by end users,
adjusting the provided XSL stylesheets.
Advanced Translation Engines
Swordfish includes two translation engines: a "traditional" TM
(Translation Memory) system that provides exceptional matching and
Auto-Translation, an exclusive technology that assembles
matches from regular TM databases and Terminology databases.
Google's Machine Translation engine and Microsoft's Bing Translator
are fully integrated in Swordfish.
Multiple TM and Terminology Databases
You can use any number of TM and Terminology databases simultaneously
in Swordfish. Additionally, you can assign custom penalties
to each TM database.
Extensible via plugins
Swordfish has a powerful plugin architecture that lets users
process individual segments or complete XLIFF documents with