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We have just released an update to SDL Language Cloud’s translation management capabilities and we are excited to announce some great innovation and functionality enhancements. 

To benefit from the new features and updates, just login to SDL Language Cloud and they will be available immediately. 


HTML Preview in Online Editor 

We have now introduced the ability to preview HTML files in real-time in Online Editor. 

This supports plain HTML files as well as HTML content with dependency files in what we call preview packages. Alternatively, it can also pull content from live websites. 

To configure the preview, go to Resources -> File Type Configurations -> Edit or create a new configuration and select XHTML v.2 or HTML5 in the process. This will provide you with preview settings for configuration purposes. 

XML Preview in Online Editor 

This new preview supports multiple preview types such as: 

  • XSLT 
  • Preview Packages
  • DITA for DITA filetypes 
  • Author-IT for Author-IT filetypes 

If no Preview type is configured there is also a standard basic XML Preview which will show a XML tree. 

To configure the preview, go to Resources -> File Type Configurations -> Edit or create a new configuration and select any of the XML2 types or create a new XML2 filetype.  
This will provide you with preview settings for configuration purposes. 

Note: This is only available for the XML v2 filetypes. The legacy XML v1 file type will be deprecated later this year. We will be in touch as and when that happens to make sure you can migrate any XML v1-based types to the new file type generation. 

Additional Previews in Online Editor 

In addition to the above we have also introduced previews for the following file formats.


  1. Microsoft Visio 
  2. Bilingual Excel 
  3. Open Document Presentation (ODP)  
  4. Open Document Spreadsheet (ODS)  
  5. Portable Object (PO) 
  6. Regular Expression Text 
  7. Tab Delimited 
  8. CSV 
  9. Delimited Text 


Previously released Previews (more detail here: 

  1. Microsoft Word 
  2. Microsoft PowerPoint 
  3. Microsoft Excel 
  4. RTF 
  5. PDF 
  6. E-Mail 
  7. Open Document Text (ODT) 
  8. Photoshop 
  9. Subtitles 
  10. JavaResource 
  11. JSON 
  12. YAML 
  13. Markdown 


DeepL and Amazon Machine Translation Providers 

The SDL Language Cloud Add-On Store now offers two new Machine Translation providers, with DeepL and Amazon Translate. 

This is in addition to the previously available SDL Machine Translation Cloud, Google and Microsoft Machine Translation Providers. 

Batch Download improvements in Task Inbox 

We have now enabled the option to download multiple files in one go from the Task Inbox -> Active that belong the same project. This will download the latest version of a file, which would be SDXLIFF for bilingual task types, or source/target file for Engineering/DTP task types. 

This is enabled for the following task types: 

  • Engineering 
  • DTP 
  • Final Check 
  • Translation 
  • Linguistic Review 
  • Implement Customer Review 

Additionally, the files downloaded in this way will be pre-fixed with a unique Task-ID, which will be used in a future update to help with batch uploading of large numbers of files. 


Additional Pricing Model improvements 

We have further improved the Pricing and Quoting user experience, you can now: 

  • Copy translation and additional language costs across multiple languages 
  • Paste translation and additional language costs to all languages at once 


Online Editor improvements 

We have released a significant update to the Online Editor that not only enhanced performance and stability, but also resolved a large number of bugs.  
Specific highlights: 
- Improved performance and updates especially for fast typists  
Comments and revision functionality has been improved and stabilised 
- Improved handling of BiDi and Asian languages 
- Enhanced AutoSuggest functionality to ease tag placements 
- Improved keyboard shortcut functionality 
- Added progress bars for long-running batch operations 
- The tour functionality was rebuilt to offer more relevant contextual help when needed 

Additional changes 

Cancelling files in a project now removes associated costs from the quote 
Resolved an issue around the projects report download not adhering to filters 
Resolved an issue around webhooks not firing for automatic tasks 
Resolved an issue around columns in the Online Editor not showing for Customer Review tasks 
Resolved an issue around a locked content error message being shown for Tracked changes content in Online Editor 
Error tasks that are force completed from Stages view, will now be retried instead 
Various bug fixes and UX enhancements 


We hope this post was informative and we look forward to continuing to provide you with updates to the product. 

Luis Lopes
Senior Product Manager - SDL Language Cloud