We have just released the latest update to SDL Language Cloud’s translation management capabilities and we are excited to announce that it delivers some great innovation and functionality.

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

Target language file support incl. pre-translated SDLXLIFF/XLIFF as source files

We have now enabled the ability to support target language files, such as pre-processed bilingual files or files with a target language code in the XML.
When such a file is submitted, the Scan task will check that the source and/or target languages match the project languages and then only copy the file to the appropriate target language.

For non-matching files and error task will be generated which can then be resolved by replacing the file, editing the file type configuration and retrying.


Project TM and Termbase in offline package

We have now introduced a new (optional) workflow task that will generate Project TMs and Termbase which will be delivered in offline packages downloaded.
All Workflow templates have been updated with this new task, which is disabled by default.
To enable this feature, in the workflow enable the Generate Offline Package Resources task.
For existing workflows, you will need to pick from a default Workflow template to include the new task.
Note: Project TMs will work with existing and older version of SDL Trados Studio, while Termbases will only work in Studio with the soon to be released SDL Trados Studio 2021 – Service Release 1.



Project Audit trail

We have now introduced a formal Project Audit trail for tracking and auditing user activities such as task acceptance and completion.
The audit trail section can be accessed through Project details->Files and by selecting a file which will open the sidebar.
The audit trail details can also be downloaded as Excel and CSV files, which include additional detail.

Additional places to generate target files

We have now added more locations where you can download target files (including intermediate files). The additional locations include:
- Inbox -> Task details (for Translation and Review Tasks types)
- Inbox -> Task details -> Files


Ability to prevent source text in segment editing

We have now added the ability to prevent editing of source text in segments at a project template and project settings level. This setting will initially apply to Online Editor.
Note: This option will only work in Studio with the soon to be released SDL Trados Studio 2021 – Service Release 1 – Cumulative Update 3.



Additional changes

File type configurations can now be changed from Engineering and Error tasks
Resolved an issue where the Quote Review page would freeze and stopped it from auto-collapsing
Added a button to copy error and warning notifications into clipboard
Resolved an issue where formatting buttons in Online Editor did not work in certain scenarios
Resolved an issue around Spanish-Latin American not offering a MT engine
Resolved an issue with TM fields not showing in Project Templates
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