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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

To edit an Xcode generated XLIFF file online with POEditor, you need to be registered (it takes just a few seconds to open a free account) and to follow these steps.

  1. Add a new project in your Dashboard.
  2. Add a language to the project and then import the iOS XLIFF file, using the Import Terms button.

    Import strings (Project page) - POEditor localization tool

    Choose in the import options to 'Also import translations in...' the language you've just added, making sure to check the box to get translations from <source> instead of <target> tag.

    This language will automatically be set as your project's Default Reference Language after you import the translations. You can change the DRL in Project Settings.

    Import XLIFF terms and translations - POEditor localization platform

    If you have translations in the <target> tag also and want to add them to the project, create a new language and import them there.

  3. Add more languages to the project and manage their translation, with the optional help of contributors.

  4. When you're done with the XLIFF language edit, use the Export button in the Language page to download a localized XLIFF file.

    Export localized file (Language page) - POEditor Localization Tool

Note: Creating a first project launches a Free Trial, which increases the account's limit from 1000 strings to 30 000. When the trial period is over, the free account can still be used up to 1000 strings.

Here is a video demo of the setup process: