infotexture // Information Architecture & Content Strategy

Roundtripping DITA–XLIFF Conversions

At the XLIFF Symposium in Berlin this week, I showed how Bryan Schnabel’s DITA-XLIFF Roundtrip plugins for the DITA Open Toolkit can be used to transform XML source files from the Darwin Information Typing Architecture to a single XLIFF file and back.

The presentation walks the audience through the conversion process, explaining how the plugins are used with DITA Open Toolkit to transform content from one OASIS standard to another, and shows that an open-source toolchain can be used to minimize complexity & vendor lock-in, save time & money, and ensure consistency in DITA localization projects.

This year’s XLIFF Symposium is integrated as a track in FEISGILTT, the peer-reviewed Federated Event dedicated to Interoperability Standardization in Globalization, Internationalization, Localization, and Translation Technologies and collocated with the Localization World conference.

The slides from my talk are available on Speaker Deck and embedded below.