Translating with external editors

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Translating with external editors

It is also possible to edit and translate the XML files in your project with any XML editor, along with WYSIWYG previews if the editor supports that feature. However, we really don't recommend this because the disadvantages greatly outweigh the benefits. XML editors are designed for XML programmers, not for translators or authors. They expose all the XML source code and tags to the translator, who has to be extremely careful not to damage anything accidentally. In addition to this, it is much harder and slower to work on the text in this way, and more errors are almost guaranteed.

Click to expand/collapseProtecting text against changes and translation
Click to expand/collapseProcedure for translating in an external editor
Click to expand/collapseProcedure for updating translations
Click to expand/collapseTranslating individual topics