FILELESS

Discover the details of the Transifex Fileless format, designed to eliminate file management.

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Written by Ryan Bernstein
Updated over a week ago

File Extension(s)

FILELESS

i18n type(s)

FILELESS

This format was developed to support localization workflows where a file is unnecessary. Phrases of that format are populated through an API or a Transifex feature.

The core difference of the FILELESS format is that you can append phrases to the format vs. a file upload that will update the whole phrases found in the uploading file.

FILELESS uses the ICU syntax to represent complex forms for variables, placeholders, and plurals.
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Additionally, FILELESS phrases support metadata for:

  • Tags

  • Comments

  • Context

  • Character limit

๐Ÿ“ Note: Currently, the FILELESS format is used by Transifex Native and our Figma Plugin. Phrases from these features are appended on a FILELESS resource in Transifex.

To download phrases from a FILELESS resource, you have two options.

  • Download for use option to download the file in a JSON format.

  • Download as XLIFF. Similarly, you can import translations in a FILELESS format by uploading an XLIFF translation file.


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