Export a Language Pack

To ease large translations, translation reviews, and translations completed by an external vendor, you can export a Language Pack to a tab-delimited (.tsv) file.

Vendors can either import the .tsv file into their translation tool or convert the file to a format supported by their translation tool.

Tokens and Rich Text strings are included in the exported file but should always be translated in the Language Pack Editor. For more information, see Translating Plain Text Associated with Tokens and Translating Rich Text Strings.

To export a Language Pack:

  1. In the CSM Administrator main window, select the Globalization category, and then select Manage Language Packs.
  2. Select a Language Pack bundle, and then click Export.
    The Export Language Pack dialog opens.
  3. Select the following file options as they apply:
    Include Header RowSelect this check box to include a header in the exported file. If you do not include metadata, the header includes the source value and the target value.
    Include MetadataSelect this check box to include metadata, such as origin, validation, and lock data, in the exported file. Headers for metadata are included if you select the Include Header Row check box.
  4. Select one the following export options:
    All stringsSelect this option to export all strings in the Language Pack.
    Translated stringsSelect this option to export only translated strings included in the Language Pack.
    Untranslated stringsSelect this option to export only untranslated strings included in the Language Pack.
    Strings marked for reviewSelect this option to export only strings that need to be reviewed.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Provide a file name and location for the exported Language Pack.
  7. Click Save.

Once the exported file has been translated, you can import the Language Pack back into CSM. See Import a Language Pack.